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Pyunik hold dominant Dinamo

Published: Tuesday 14 July 2009, 19.45CET
FC Pyunik 0-0 NK Dinamo Zagreb
The domestic champions of Armenia and Croatia opened their second qualifying round tie with an entertaining goalless draw.
by Arusyak Chakhoyan
from Yerevan
Pyunik hold dominant Dinamo
Sargis Hovsepyan almost broke the deadlock ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PyunikDinamo Zagreb

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
20
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
8
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed14
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 14 July 2009, 19.45CET

Pyunik hold dominant Dinamo

FC Pyunik 0-0 NK Dinamo Zagreb
The domestic champions of Armenia and Croatia opened their second qualifying round tie with an entertaining goalless draw.

FC Pyunik and NK Dinamo Zagreb played out a goalless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie despite a number of chances for both teams.

Bright opening
The Armenian and Croatian champions both started brightly despite soaring temperatures in Yerevan. The visitors came with the greater reputation and looked more dangerous early on but it was Pyunik who forged the first real opportunity when Markos Pizzelli found himself through on goal following Dejan Lovren's mistake, only for goalkeeper Tomislav Butina to save his shot. At the other end, Dinamo were reduced to attempts from distance by solid defending, yet Edvard Hovhannisyan still had to react quickly to parry a wicked Milan Badelj effort after 32 minutes.

Pyunik pushed back
The home side's No1 then denied Sammir from close range shortly after the restart, before Butina had to stretch himself to deny Pizzelli. With Dinamo dominating possession, Pyunik played on the counterattack and came close to scoring through captain Sargis Hovsepyan on 73 minutes, with a last-ditch tackle ultimately ending his run. Substitute Miroslav Slepička and Igor Bišcan then went close for Dinamo in the closing moments, leaving their opponents the chance to spring an upset in Zagreb next week.

Last updated: 15/07/09 10.21CET

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Lineups

pyunik

Pyunik

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

99
HovhannisyanEdvard Hovhannisyan (GK)
1
ButinaTomislav Butina (GK)
3
KhachatryanKaren Khachatryan
Yellow Card52
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution46
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan (C)
7
EttoEtto
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
10
SammirSammir
8
PizzelliMarcos Pizzelli
Substitution68
15
CarlosCarlos
Yellow Card50
9
MalakyanEdgar Malakyan
16
BadeljMilan Badelj
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Substitution78
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
11
D. ManoyanDavit Manoyan
Yellow Card25
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak
15
YuspashyanArtur Yuspashyan
Substitution54
22
BišćanIgor Bišćan (C)
16
V. MinasyanVahagn Minasyan
24
SivonjićIlija Sivonjić
Substitution78
23
MbolaEmmanuel Mbola
99
PapadopoulosDimitris Papadopoulos
Substitution65

Substitutes

1
MeliksetyanGrigor Meliksetyan (GK)
12
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
5
Artur EdigaryanArtur Edigaryan
Substitution54
2
TomečakIvan Tomečak
17
Artak EdigaryanArtak Edigaryan
9
KramarićAndrej Kramarić
Substitution78
19
TadevosyanAlbert Tadevosyan
Substitution78
13
ChagoMathias Chago
24
AndrikyanArtak Andrikyan
19
BarbarićTomislav Barbarić
Substitution46
77
SahakyanNorayr Sahakyan
20
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Substitution65
91
AleksanyanArtak Aleksanyan
Substitution68
77
MoralesPedro Morales

Coach

Vardan Minasyan (ARM) Krunoslav Jurčić (CRO)

Referee

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Christian Bagnoli (ITA)

Fourth official

Maurizio Ciampi (ITA)

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