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Upbeat Armenia give Andorra no chance

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 19.45CET
Armenia 4-0 Andorra
Vardan Minasyan's side followed up Friday's win against Slovakia with a no-nonsense defeat of the Group B minnows.
by Arusyak Chakhoyan
from Yerevan Republican Stadium
Upbeat Armenia give Andorra no chance
Armenia goalscorers Gevorg Ghazaryan, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcos Pizzelli (left to right) in action against Andorra ©Avetis Ghazanchyan

Match statistics

ArmeniaAndorra

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts22
 
5
Attempts on target8
 
2
Attempts off target11
 
3
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
2
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards0
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
20
Fouls suffered20
 
16

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 19.45CET

Upbeat Armenia give Andorra no chance

Armenia 4-0 Andorra
Vardan Minasyan's side followed up Friday's win against Slovakia with a no-nonsense defeat of the Group B minnows.

Armenia followed up their impressive home win against Slovakia by posting a no-nonsense 4-0 defeat of Andorra, with Vardan Minasyan's side emerging as unlikely challengers in the unpredictable UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group B.

Gevorg Ghazaryan gave the home side a dream start with a fourth-minute opener and goals from Henrik Mkhitaryan and Yura Movsisyan added to Armenia's tally before the break to put the result beyond doubt. Marcos Pizzelli then struck on 52 minutes to send his side, at least temporarily, to the top of their qualifying section.

Still on a high from Friday's 3-1 triumph against Slovakia, Armenia hit the ground running. Sargis Hovsepyan headed against the bar from Mkhitaryan's cross on two minutes and shortly afterwards Ghazaryan surged down the left, beat two men and fired past José Antonio Gómes from 25 metres.

Movsisyan cut in from the right on 16 minutes, and although Gómes blocked his powerful shot, Mkhitaryan promptly tidied up from the rebound. Hovsepyan was the architect of Armenia's third, with the team captain beating his marker and crossing for Movsisyan to finish from close range.

The pressure barely let up after the interval, and after Pizzelli had hit the post with one effort, the same player then found the target courtesy of a powerful shot from distance. Andorra were given a little breathing space as Minasyan withdrew Movsisyan, Ghazaryan and Pizzelli in the later stages, but the scoreline was not affected.

Last updated: 24/05/11 3.03CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Andorra

Andorra

1
BerezovskiRoman Berezovski (GK)
1
GomesJosep Gomes (GK)
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan (C)
3
BernausMarc Bernaus
5
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
5
SilvaFernando Silva
Yellow Card58
7
Artur EdigaryanArtur Edigaryan
6
Ildefons LimaIldefons Lima (C)
Yellow Card61
8
PizzelliMarcos Pizzelli
Goal52
Substitution83
7
C. MartínezCristian Martínez
Substitution87
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Goal4
Substitution67
8
M. VieiraMarcio Vieira
Yellow Card68
13
ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan
9
GómezSebastiàn Gómez
14
MovsisyanYura Movsisyan
Goal33
Substitution53
11
MorenoSergio Moreno
Substitution51
15
MkoyanHrayr Mkoyan
17
ValesMarc Vales
Substitution64
17
Artak EdigaryanArtak Edigaryan
18
AyalaJosep Ayala
18
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Goal16
19
EscuraJordi Escura

Substitutes

12
KasparovGevorg Kasparov (GK)
13
Ferran PolFerran Pol (GK)
2
HambartsumyanHovhannes Hambartsumyan
2
RubioJordi Rubio
Substitution87
3
YuspashyanArtur Yuspashyan
Substitution83
4
SonejeeÓscar Sonejee
6
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan
10
JiménezManolo Jiménez
Substitution51
9
GoharyanHovhannes Goharyan
Substitution53
14
MejíasDaniel Mejías
11
MalakyanEdgar Malakyan
Substitution67
16
LorenzoIvan Lorenzo
16
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
20
AndorráXavi Andorrá
Substitution64
Yellow Card74

Coach

Vardan Minasyan (ARM) Koldo Alvarez (AND)

Referee

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Assistant referees

Piotr Sadczuk (POL), Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)

Fourth official

Robert Malek (POL)

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