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Shirak advance despite Tre Penne's historic win

Published: Tuesday 9 July 2013, 22.57CET
SP Tre Penne 1-0 FC Shirak (agg: 1-3)
The hosts' first European win was not enough to prevent the Armenian champions progressing.
by Luca Pelliccioni
Shirak advance despite Tre Penne's historic win
Andrea Rossi, Daniele Pignieri and Alex Gasperoni celebrate Tre Penne's winner ©Filippo Pruccoli

Match statistics

Tre PenneShirak

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts7
 
17
on target2
 
4
off target3
 
10
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
6
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards7
 
4
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed23
 
23
Fouls suffered21
 
20
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

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Published: Tuesday 9 July 2013, 22.57CET

Shirak advance despite Tre Penne's historic win

SP Tre Penne 1-0 FC Shirak (agg: 1-3)
The hosts' first European win was not enough to prevent the Armenian champions progressing.

FC Shirak were defeated in Serravalle, but their three-goal first-leg cushion proved too much of a gap to bridge for SP Tre Penne, who were unable to deny the Armenian champions a UEFA Champions League second qualifying round place.

Samuel Kyere put into his own net with just two minutes on the clock and Shirak substitute Davit Marikyan was sent off in added time for picking up two yellow cards. Yet while Tre Penne could celebrate a first ever success in UEFA competition, thanks in no small part to the efforts of goalkeeper Federico Valentini, it was Vardan Bichakhchyan's side who will advance to face FK Partizan.

After being outplayed last week, it appeared things had turned around rapidly for Marco Protti's hosts in San Marino when Ghanaian defender Kyere turned the ball past Artur Harutyunyan early on.

However, the visiting side responded immediately, hoping to snuff out any hope of an unlikely comeback. Although Daniele Pigniere was off target with a header, Ismaël Fofana, scorer of a hat-trick last week, had two clear chances at the other end but was denied each time by Valentini in the Tre Penne goal.

The pressure continued after the break, with Fofana foiled by Valentini once again and then by a superb Andrea Rossi intervention. With the clock ticking down, Dame Diop shot wastefully wide too and the hosts held on for that first European win.

Last updated: 12/07/13 11.32CET

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Lineups

tre penne

Tre Penne

shirak

Shirak

1
F. ValentiniFederico Valentini (GK)
22
HarutyunyanArtur Harutyunyan (GK)
2
C. ValentiniCarlo Valentini
Yellow Card74
4
KadioDidier Kadio
Yellow Card24
4
GasperoniAlex Gasperoni
Yellow Card45+2
9
FofanaIsmaël Fofana
Yellow Card58
5
MikhaylovskiVladimir Mikhaylovski
10
HakobyanDavit Hakobyan
6
A. RossiAndrea Rossi
12
BarikyanAndranik Barikyan
Substitution65
7
CibelliEnrico Cibelli (C)
Yellow Card39
13
KyereSamuel Kyere
Goal2
Substitution67
8
CardiniGabriele Cardini
Yellow Card90+3
15
AleksanyanKaren Aleksanyan (C)
Yellow Card88
9
PignieriDaniele Pignieri
Yellow Card24
Substitution62
19
MuradyanKaren Muradyan
10
ChiaruzziNicola Chiaruzzi
Yellow Card77
21
HovhannisyanGevorg Hovhannisyan
11
ValliMatteo Valli
Substitution85
25
DavoyanAghvan Davoyan
Substitution60
13
CapicchioniLorenzo Capicchioni
Yellow Card48
Substitution87
29
DiopDame Diop

Substitutes

12
PazziniGianmarco Pazzini (GK)
1
AbrahamyanNorayr Abrahamyan (GK)
14
M. RossiMatteo Rossi
5
DavtyanTigran Davtyan
Substitution60
15
ColonnaMatteo Colonna
17
MarikyanDavit Marikyan
Substitution67
Yellow Card69
Red Card90+3
17
TamburiniMoris Tamburini
Substitution85
18
MkrtchyanAra Mkrtchyan
18
MeninCristian Ruben Menin
Substitution62
23
MikaelyanArtyom Mikaelyan
19
S. FantiniSam Fantini
24
OdhiamboGeorge Odhiambo
Substitution65
23
NanniLuca Nanni
Substitution87
31
PanosyanEduard Panosyan

Coach

Marco Protti (ITA) Vardan Bichakhchyan (ARM)

Referee

Laurent Kopriwa (LUX)

Assistant referees

Claudio De Carolis (LUX), Steven Curf (LUX)

Fourth official

Alex Krueger (LUX)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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