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Kazakh success means Armenia misery

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.31CET
Armenia 0-1 Kazakhstan
Sergey Ostapenko's goal earned Kazakhstan a rare win while ending the hosts' campaign on a low note.
Kazakh success means Armenia misery
Sergey Ostapenko (far right) celebrates with team-mates ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ArmeniaKazakhstan

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
2
Corners5
 
4
Fouls committed14
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.31CET

Kazakh success means Armenia misery

Armenia 0-1 Kazakhstan
Sergey Ostapenko's goal earned Kazakhstan a rare win while ending the hosts' campaign on a low note.

Sergey Ostapenko's first international goal earned Kazakhstan a victory in Yerevan which took the visitors above Armenia in UEFA EURO 2008™ Group A.

Kazakh success
The 21-year-old's second-half strike came against the run of play and gave Kazakhstan only their second win of the qualifying campaign.

In control
Armenia had threatened to take control early on when Robert Arzumanyan shot wide following an Artur Voskanyan free-kick. Although Ostapenko tested Armenia keeper Roman Berezovsky's reflexes soon after, the home team continued to dictate matters. Karen Dokhoyan fired over when well-placed before an effort from Levon Pachajyan skimmed the top of the crossbar close to half-time.

Perfect response
The traffic carried on towards the Kazakhstan goal at the beginning of the second period, with a Samvel Melkonyan attempt flying just the wrong side of an upright. Ostapenko provided the perfect response for Arno Pijpers' men, first by demanding a save from Berezovsky following a Sergey Larin centre, then by blasting the ball beyond the Armenia keeper from the edge of the area.

Armenia low
Armenia came close to equalising soon after through an Artavazd Karamyan free-kick. However, the team now led by Vardan Minasyan following the death of coach Ian Porterfield could not prevent their campaign ending on a glum note. Armenia, who had won 2-1 in Kazakhstan in June, finished on nine points from 12 matches – having been unable to fulfil their two fixtures against Azerbaijan. The Kazakhs have ten points and a game still to play in Serbia.

Last updated: 22/11/07 1.37CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
BerezovskiRoman Berezovski (GK)
1
LoriaDavid Loria (GK)
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan (C)
2
NurdauletovKairat Nurdauletov
5
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
3
KuchmaAleksandr Kuchma
Yellow Card63
3
DokhoyanKaren Dokhoyan
4
ZhalmagambetovMaksim Zhalmagambetov
Yellow Card41
18
Al. TadevosyanAleksandr Tadevosyan
5
IrismetovFarkhadbek Irismetov
7
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan
Substitution56
8
BaltievRuslan Baltiev
8
Artur VoskanyanArtur Voskanyan
Substitution80
7
LarinSergey Larin
Substitution61
10
Artavazd KaramyanArtavazd Karamyan
6
SkorykhSergei Skorykh
9
MkhitaryanHamlet Mkhitaryan
10
ZhumaskaliyevNurbol Zhumaskaliyev (C)
16
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
9
OstapenkoSergei Ostapenko
Goal64
14
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan
Substitution59
11
ByakovDmitriy Byakov

Substitutes

12
KasparovGevorg Kasparov (GK)
18
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
2
V. MinasyanVahagn Minasyan
15
Y. AzovskiyYegor Azovskiy
17
MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan
12
LyapkinDmitri Lyapkin
Substitution61
6
R. KhachatryanRomik Khachatryan
Substitution56
16
MuhanovDaniyar Muhanov
15
AleksanyanKaren Aleksanyan
14
AshirbekovKairat Ashirbekov
11
ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan
Substitution59
17
ChichulinAnton Chichulin
13
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Substitution80
Yellow Card82
19
SuyumagambetovMurat Suyumagambetov

Coach

Vardan Minasyan (ARM) Arno Pijpers (NED)

Referee

Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Vincent Texier (FRA), Bruno Faye (FRA)

Fourth official

Antony Gautier (FRA)

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