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Fofana treble puts Shirak in control

Published: Tuesday 2 July 2013, 17.44CET
FC Shirak 3-0 SP Tre Penne
Ismaël Fofana hit a hat-trick as the Armenian title holders strolled to a comfortable win in the opening leg of their first qualifying round tie.
by Khachik Chakhoyan
from Gyumri City Stadium
Fofana treble puts Shirak in control
Ismaël Fofana receives the adulation of his Shiark team-mates ©Hakber

Match statistics

ShirakTre Penne

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts19
 
3
on target8
 
0
off target9
 
2
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
1
Offsides4
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
18
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 2 July 2013, 17.44CET

Fofana treble puts Shirak in control

FC Shirak 3-0 SP Tre Penne
Ismaël Fofana hit a hat-trick as the Armenian title holders strolled to a comfortable win in the opening leg of their first qualifying round tie.

Ismaël Fofana kicked off the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League season in style, hitting a hat-trick as Armenian title holders FC Shirak stunned San Marino's SP Tre Penne 3-0.

The home team were always in control of this first qualifying round opener and could have been ahead inside ten minutes had Dame Diop not missed from the spot following a foul by Francesco Baschetti. Fofana made no mistake 26 minutes later, though, taking receipt of Davit Hakobyan's incisive pass and finishing unerringly beyond visiting goalkeeper Gianmarco Pazzini.

Shirak resumed the second half with the same air of authority, with Hakobyan centimetres away from turning in George Odhiambo's corner. A second goal was nonetheless forthcoming as Fofana danced past three defenders and found the net with aplomb.

Not content with his lot, the Ivorian forward headed in Odhiambo's pinpoint centre to complete a stylish treble and give Vardan Bichakhchyan's charges an imposing first-leg advantage ahead of the decider on 9 July.

Last updated: 03/07/13 9.35CET

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Lineups

shirak

Shirak

tre penne

Tre Penne

22
HarutyunyanArtur Harutyunyan (GK)
12
PazziniGianmarco Pazzini (GK)
4
KadioDidier Kadio
2
C. ValentiniCarlo Valentini
Yellow Card59
9
FofanaIsmaël Fofana
Goal36
Goal55
Goal64
3
BaschettiFrancesco Baschetti
10
HakobyanDavit Hakobyan
Substitution63
5
MikhaylovskiVladimir Mikhaylovski
13
KyereSamuel Kyere
Substitution78
6
A. RossiAndrea Rossi
15
AleksanyanKaren Aleksanyan (C)
7
CibelliEnrico Cibelli (C)
19
MuradyanKaren Muradyan
9
PignieriDaniele Pignieri
Substitution79
21
HovhannisyanGevorg Hovhannisyan
Yellow Card73
10
ChiaruzziNicola Chiaruzzi
24
OdhiamboGeorge Odhiambo
Substitution73
11
ValliMatteo Valli
25
DavoyanAghvan Davoyan
13
CapicchioniLorenzo Capicchioni
Substitution71
29
DiopDame Diop
Penalty11
14
M. RossiMatteo Rossi
Substitution88

Substitutes

1
AbrahamyanNorayr Abrahamyan (GK)
22
ChierighiniAlfredo Chierighini (GK)
5
DavtyanTigran Davtyan
8
CardiniGabriele Cardini
Substitution79
7
A. MuradyanAram Muradyan
15
ColonnaMatteo Colonna
17
MarikyanDavit Marikyan
Substitution78
17
TamburiniMoris Tamburini
Substitution88
18
MkrtchyanAra Mkrtchyan
Substitution73
18
MeninCristian Ruben Menin
Substitution71
23
MikaelyanArtyom Mikaelyan
19
S. FantiniSam Fantini
31
PanosyanEduard Panosyan
Substitution63
23
NanniLuca Nanni

Coach

Vardan Bichakhchyan (ARM) Marco Protti (ITA)

Referee

Alexandr Aliyev (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Alibek Aubakirov (KAZ), Serik Zhappasbayev (KAZ)

Fourth official

Marat Iskakov (KAZ)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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