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Pavlyuchenko's Russia hat-trick puts paid to Armenia

Published: Saturday 4 June 2011, 19.31CET
Russia 3-1 Armenia
Roman Pavlyuchenko's treble ensured Russia came from behind to beat Armenia and remain in a three-way split at the top of Group B.
by Valeria Petrova
from Petrovski Stadion

Match statistics

RussiaArmenia

Goals scored3
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts8
 
11
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
4
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
8
Offsides10
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
22
Fouls suffered22
 
17

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 4 June 2011, 19.31CET

Pavlyuchenko's Russia hat-trick puts paid to Armenia

Russia 3-1 Armenia
Roman Pavlyuchenko's treble ensured Russia came from behind to beat Armenia and remain in a three-way split at the top of Group B.

Roman Pavlyuchenko only started because of a last-minute injury to Aleksandr Kerzhakov, but the Tottenham Hotspur FC forward made the most of his chance by hitting the hat-trick which helped Russia come from behind to beat Armenia and stay in the running for qualification from Group B.

Marcos Pizzelli gave the visitors a surprise lead after 25 minutes but Russia hit back within 60 seconds, Pavyluchenko volleying past Roman Berezovsky for his first of the match and the qualifying campaign. Just before the hour, Pavlyuchenko grabbed his second to put Dick Advocaat's side ahead before completing the scoring and sealing victory from the penalty spot.

Unexpectedly held to a goalless draw by Armenia in Yerevan last time out, Russia began the match on the front foot determined to prove their UEFA EURO 2012 credentials. The hosts were almost rewarded for their early dominance after 18 minutes but Aleksandr Anyukov failed to find the target from close range. However, against the run of play it was the visitors who broke the deadlock, Pizzelli latching on to Yura Movsisyan's pass before finishing coolly past Igor Akinfeev.

The lead did not last long though, as Pavlyuchenko – on his 40th international appearance – met Anyukov's cross with a superb effort that flew past Berezovsky. The 29-year-old then gave Russia the advantage after the break following some neat build-up play involving Konstantin Zyryanov, Andrey Arshavin and Igor Semshov. With 17 minutes remaining, Pavlyuchenko completed his hat-trick and wrapped up the points for Advocaat's men after Yuri Zhirkov was brought down in the area by Armenia captain Sargis Hovsepyan.

Russia's victory lifted them top of Group B for a few hours before wins by the Republic of Ireland and Slovakia left the three teams level once more at the section summit. Russia face a vital-looking home encounter with the Irish on 6 September but before that will host the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia four days earlier, when Armenia travel to Andorra.

Last updated: 26/09/14 5.36CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

Armenia

Armenia

1
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
1
BerezovskiRoman Berezovski (GK)
2
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
Substitution75
2
HayrapetyanLevon Hayrapetyan
3
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
Yellow Card90+3
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan (C)
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
Yellow Card37
5
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
Yellow Card76
5
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
Substitution90
6
SemshovIgor Semshov
Substitution69
8
PizzelliMarcos Pizzelli
Goal25
Substitution67
7
DenisovIgor Denisov
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
8
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
Substitution82
14
MovsisyanYura Movsisyan
Yellow Card21
9
PavlyuchenkoRoman Pavlyuchenko
Goal26
Goal59
Goal73
15
MkoyanHrayr Mkoyan
Yellow Card87
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin (C)
18
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
11
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
19
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
Yellow Card55
Substitution57

Substitutes

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
12
S. GhazaryanStepan Ghazaryan (GK)
12
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
3
YuspashyanArtur Yuspashyan
14
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
7
Artur EdigaryanArtur Edigaryan
Substitution67
Yellow Card71
15
BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
16
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan
17
DzagoevAlan Dzagoev
Substitution82
17
MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan
18
YanbaevRenat Yanbaev
Substitution75
20
Artak EdigaryanArtak Edigaryan
Substitution90
19
GlushakovDenis Glushakov
Substitution69
22
ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan
Substitution57

Coach

Dick Advocaat (NED) Vardan Minasyan (ARM)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Laurent Ugo (FRA)

Fourth official

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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