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Pyunik leave Finns stranded

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 21.30CET
Tampere United FC 0-4 FC Pyunik Pyunik are on the verge of meeting FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Match statistics

TamperePyunik

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target0
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 21.30CET

Pyunik leave Finns stranded

Tampere United FC 0-4 FC Pyunik Pyunik are on the verge of meeting FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Tampere United 0-4 FC Pyunik
FC Pyunik secured an astonishing away win against Tampere United in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League first qualifying round tie.

Commanding position
Two goals from Arman Karamyan and further strikes from Artavazd Karamyan and Artur Mkrchyan in the Tammela stadium put the Armenian champions in a commanding position with the second leg at home next week. The winners of the tie will meet the might of Ukrainian side FC Dynamo Kyiv in the second qualifying round.

Finnish control
Tampere were in charge of the opening stages and forced the visitors on the back foot whenever Tero Koskela was at the heart of the action.

Talented playmaker
The talented playmaker was the architect when, twice within the opening 20 minutes, Jari Niemi found himself face to face with Andronik Karaguezan only to steer his shot straight into the hands of the experienced Pyunik keeper.

Finns caught cold
As so often happens in football when one side fail to make the most of their opportunities, the other team struck back to devastating effect. With 32 minutes gone, Tampere were caught napping as they left time and space for Arman Karamyan to steal possession, burst into the box and tap the ball coolly under Mikko Kaven.

Karamyan double tally
If the Finnish hosts had any hopes of getting back into the match they were dashed only three minutes after the interval when a defensive error allowed Artavazd Karamyan to steer home a shot from a tight angle.

Dismal night
With the Finnish side's defence failing to get to grips with the away attackers, worse was to come when a lack of defensive organisation left Arman Karamyan free to slip the ball past a helpless Kaven for his second goal. To complete a dismal Finnish night, a string of neat passes provided the opening for Mkrchyan to make it 4-0 eight minutes from time and leave the Finnish champions a hard task in the second leg.

Last updated: 18/07/02 15.18CET

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Lineups

tampere united

Tampere United

pyunik

Pyunik

1
KavénMikko Kavén
1
KaraguezyanAndranik Karaguezyan
Yellow Card66
2
SalmelaPasi Salmela
20
Artur MkrtchyanArtur Mkrtchyan
Goal72
3
SaloMikko Salo
6
BilibioKhose Bilibio
6
KuoppalaJussi Kuoppala
14
StevanovicAleksandar Stevanovic
7
NiemiJari Niemi (C)
Substitution73
13
TraoreAlou Traore
10
LehtinenVille Lehtinen
Yellow Card62
7
MinasyanVardan Minasyan
Substitution88
13
SaarinenSakari Saarinen
Substitution73
22
Artavazd KaramyanArtavazd Karamyan
Goal47
18
KoskelaTero Koskela
17
AntonyanHovhannes Antonyan
Yellow Card79
Substitution82
19
AhoHeikki Aho
Substitution46
24
CisternaMiguel Cisterna
Yellow Card90
20
NenonenMika Nenonen
15
DiawaraMamadou Diawara
Substitution76
21
RäsänenJanne Räsänen
11
Arman KaramyanArman Karamyan
Goal32
Goal67

Substitutes

12
ViljanenPetri Viljanen
21
ApoulaÉdel Apoula
9
KotilahtiJussi Kotilahti
10
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan
11
SantahuhtaMatti Santahuhta
Substitution73
5
MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan
Substitution76
4
JonesLee Jones
Substitution46
8
ChilingaryanArkadi Chilingaryan
Substitution82
22
HevonkorpiToni Hevonkorpi
Substitution73
19
MeloyanArsen Meloyan
Substitution88
25
HiukkaMatti Hiukka
18
Artak HovhannisyanArtak Hovhannisyan

Coach

Ari Hjelm (FIN) Oskar Lopez (ARG)

Referee

Marian Mircea Salomir (ROU)

Assistant referees

Ion Muresan (ROU), Marcel Savaniu (ROU)

Fourth official

Anton Helesteanu (ROU)

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