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Serbia make Armenia pay penalty

Published: Wednesday 11 October 2006, 23.00CET
Serbia 3-0 Armenia Serbia missed a penalty before scoring one and two headers in the second half to remain two points clear of Finland at the top of Group A.

Match statistics

SerbiaArmenia

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target13
 
0
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners3
 
5
Fouls committed11
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
1

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 11 October 2006, 23.00CET

Serbia make Armenia pay penalty

Serbia 3-0 Armenia Serbia missed a penalty before scoring one and two headers in the second half to remain two points clear of Finland at the top of Group A.

Serbia continue to set the pace in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group A after comfortably defeating ten-man Armenia in Belgrade.

Penalty miss
After a first-half penalty miss by Marko Pantelić, the home side rallied in the second period and another spot-kick, this time converted by Dejan Stanković, and headers from Danko Lazović and Nikola Zigić either side of Rafael Nazaryan's dismissal preserved Serbia's perfect home record since becoming an independent nation. Serbia's four games have reaped ten points, two more than second-placed Finland, while Armenia are being kept off the foot of the table by Azerbaijan.

Packs shuffled
Both coaches shuffled their packs following their games on Saturday, when Serbia defeated Belgium and Armenia held Finland, and unsurprisingly it was the home side who enjoyed all of the early dominance with Zigić going close inside the opening 45 seconds. The tall striker was involved again in the 12th minute, winning a penalty after being felled by Robert Arzumanyan. Pantelić was assigned spot-kick duties but could only blast his effort over the bar.

Second-half goals
The Hertha BSC Berlin striker nearly made amends three minutes later, only for a fine shot from range to cannon to safety off the post. Serbia had to wait until the 54th minute to finally get the better of goalkeeper Gevorg Kasparov after he became the second Armenian to foul Zigić in the area. Stanković made no mistake with the penalty, slotting it into the bottom left-hand corner. Lazović made the game safe when heading in Ivica Dragutinović's 62nd-minute cross, before Zigić scored the goal his performance deserved deep into added time.

Last updated: 12/10/06 0.51CET

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Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Armenia

Armenia

1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
1
KasparovGevorg Kasparov (GK)
Yellow Card52
3
DragutinovićIvica Dragutinović
2
MelikyanEgishe Melikyan
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
3
DokhoyanKaren Dokhoyan
7
KoromanOgnjen Koroman
Substitution71
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan (C)
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
Substitution46
5
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
Yellow Card13
10
StankovićDejan Stanković (C)
Yellow Card47
Goal53
8
NazaryanRafael Nazaryan
14
TrišovićAleksandar Trišović
Substitution46
9
ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan
Substitution78
15
StepanovMilan Stepanov
10
ShahgeldyanArmen Shahgeldyan
Substitution64
16
KovačevićNenad Kovačević
13
Aram HakobyanAram Hakobyan
Substitution68
19
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Goal90+2
14
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
17
MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan

Substitutes

12
AvramovVlada Avramov (GK)
12
HambartsumyanArmando Hambartsumyan (GK)
2
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution71
6
TigranyanArmen Tigranyan
Substitution78
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution46
Goal61
15
Artur S. MinasyanArtur S. Minasyan
Substitution68
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić
Substitution46
16
N. ErzrumyanNshan Erzrumyan
Substitution64
5
VidićNemanja Vidić
7
Ara HakobyanAra Hakobyan
13
LukovićAleksandar Luković
11
Arman KaramyanArman Karamyan
18
Al. TadevosyanAleksandr Tadevosyan

Coach

Javier Clemente Lázaro (ESP) Ian Porterfield (SCO)

Referee

Georgios Kasnaferis (GRE)

Assistant referees

Panos Mavropoulos (GRE), Christos Gennaios (GRE)

Fourth official

Heraklis Tsikinis (GRE)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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