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Armenia make Ukraine pay penalty

Published: Saturday 7 September 2002, 17.47CET
Armenia 2-2 Ukraine A last-gasp spot-kick seals a fabulous fightback from Armenia.

Match statistics

ArmeniaUkraine

Goals scored2
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 7 September 2002, 17.47CET

Armenia make Ukraine pay penalty

Armenia 2-2 Ukraine A last-gasp spot-kick seals a fabulous fightback from Armenia.

Armenia 2-2 Ukraine
A last-gasp penalty from substitute Albert Sargsyan sealed a fabulous fightback from Armenia as Ukraine were shocked in their EURO 2004™ Group 6 qualifier in Yerevan.

Early goal
It had all started so differently for the visitors, who were in front after just two minutes. Hennadiy Zubov's slide-rule pass put Serhiy Serebrennikov through on goal and the Club Brugge KV forward made no mistake.

Different team
Zubov was the focal point of an injury-hit Ukrainian side missing the likes of Andriy Shevchenko. On 33 minutes, the FC Shakhtar Donetsk striker went on a solo run before scoring Ukraine's second with a 20-metre drive. Seemingly it was game over with little more than half-an-hour played, but Armenia were a different team after the break and roared back into life.

Super subs
Boosted by three second-half substitutions, Armenia took the initiative and never allowed Ukraine to dominate as they had in the first 45. They were ultimately rewarded for their pressure in the 73rd minute.

Fourth goal
Sargsyan's pass found Artur Petrosyan, and the midfield player dribbled through the defence and put the ball past Vitaly Reva. It was the goalscorer's fourth strike against Ukraine in his career.

Yeserskyy off
Armenia, spurred on by an expectant home crowd, poured forward in search of the equaliser. They reached a frenzy when Andrej Movsesyan was brought down in the penalty area in the dying seconds. Ukrainian players protested but to no avail, the frustration leading to a red card for the visitors' Vladimir Yeserskyy. Sargsyan kept his nerve to slot the ball into the net and earn his side a valuable Group 6 point against a team that will harbour hopes of finishing top of the pile in a years' time.
 
Buryak unhappy

"It is painful to be deprived of victory when you are two goals up," said Ukraine coach Leonid Buryak. "Of course, the injuries that hit us made the difference, as we lacked experienced players in the squad."

López happy
The point was greeted with delight by Armenia's Argentinian coach Oscar López, in his first game in charge. "I am very happy we could change the flow of the game," he said. "We were better in the second half, and if we started scoring earlier, it could have been a different outcome."

Last updated: 09/09/02 13.03CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
BerezovskiRoman Berezovski
1
RevaVitaliy Reva
2
Artur MkrtchyanArtur Mkrtchyan
Substitution60
2
LuzhnyOleg Luzhny
Yellow Card20
3
MinasyanVardan Minasyan
Substitution46
3
NesmachniyAndriy Nesmachniy
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
Yellow Card70
5
VardanyanHarutyun Vardanyan
Yellow Card7
5
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy
Yellow Card90+3
Red Card90+3
6
R. KhachatryanRomik Khachatryan
6
SerebrennikovSerhiy Serebrennikov
Goal2
Yellow Card81
7
Artur PetrosyanArtur Petrosyan
Goal73
7
KormiltsevSerhiy Kormiltsev
8
BilibioKhose Bilibio
8
GusinAndriy Gusin
Substitution65
9
DokhoyanKaren Dokhoyan
9
ZubovGennadiy Zubov
Goal33
Substitution69
10
Artavazd KaramyanArtavazd Karamyan
10
MorozGennadiy Moroz
11
Arman KaramyanArman Karamyan
Substitution71
11
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey

Substitutes

12
HambartsumyanArmando Hambartsumyan
12
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy
13
MovsisyanAndrey Movsisyan
Substitution71
15
PopovSerhiy Popov
Substitution90+3
14
Artur VoskanyanArtur Voskanyan
Substitution46
16
MaksymyukRoman Maksymyuk
Substitution65
Substitution90+3
16
SarkisyanAlbert Sarkisyan
Substitution60
Goal90+3
18
SpivakOlexandr Spivak
Substitution69
15
AleksanyanKaren Aleksanyan
13
StarostiakMykhailo Starostiak
17
PetikyanArmen Petikyan
14
MelashchenkoOlexandr Melashchenko
18
MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan
17
GaiOlexiy Gai

Coach

Oskar Lopez (ARG) Leonid Buryak (UKR)

Referee

Mikko Vuorela (FIN)

Assistant referees

Ville Mantere (FIN), Ari Turkki (FIN)

Fourth official

Tony Asumaa (FIN)

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