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Armenia make light work of Andorra

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 21.05CET
Andorra 0-3 Armenia
Vardan Minasyan's side retain a theoretical chance of reaching UEFA EURO 2012 following a comfortable win in the Pyrenees.
by Silvia Casals
from Estadi Comunal
Armenia make light work of Andorra
Henrik Mkhitaryan (right) scored Armenia's third from the spot ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

AndorraArmenia

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts3
 
13
Attempts on target0
7
Attempts off target3
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners2
 
6
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
12
Fouls suffered9
 
12

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 21.05CET

Armenia make light work of Andorra

Andorra 0-3 Armenia
Vardan Minasyan's side retain a theoretical chance of reaching UEFA EURO 2012 following a comfortable win in the Pyrenees.

Armenia kept up the pressure on the top three in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group B following a comfortable away win against back markers Andorra.

Jesús Álvarez's side have yet to pick up a point in the section, but failed to make chances count against Vardan Minasyan's Armenia, who will look to keep the momentum going as they take on Slovakia in Zilina on Tuesday. Marcos Pizzelli put Armenia ahead ten minutes before the break, with a Gevorg Ghazaryan strike and a late Henrik Mkhitaryan penalty underlining the visitors' dominance.

Andorra held their own until the 35th minute, when Brazilian-born Pizzelli blasted past José Antonio Gómes in the home side's goal. Fernando Silva might have replied, but could not get a head to an inviting Marc Pujol cross.

It took another half an hour after the interval for Armenia to break through again, with Artur Sarkisov putting in a great cross for Ghazaryan to dispatch in style. Andorra had an opportunity to reduce the arrears once more, but Cristian Martínez fired just wide from a lively counterattack.

A minute into added time, Andorra captain Ildefons Lima felled Karlen Mkrtchyan in the Armenia box to receive a straight red card, with Mkhitaryan stepping up to make it 3-0 from the spot.

Last updated: 27/01/12 18.26CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Armenia

Armenia

1
GómesJosé Gómes (GK)
1
BerezovskiRoman Berezovski (GK)
2
C. MartínezCristian Martínez
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan (C)
3
BernausMarc Bernaus
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
5
Emili GarciaEmili García
8
PizzelliMarcos Pizzelli
Goal35
Substitution83
6
Ildefons LimaIldefons Lima (C)
Red Card90
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Goal75
Substitution89
7
PujolMarc Pujol
Yellow Card27
11
SarkisovArtur Sarkisov
Yellow Card43
9
SilvaFernando Silva
Substitution72
15
MkoyanHrayr Mkoyan
11
MorenoSergio Moreno
Substitution81
16
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan
17
ValesMarc Vales
18
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Goal90+1
18
AyalaJosep Ayala
Substitution87
20
HayrapetyanLevon Hayrapetyan
23
RubioJordi Rubio
22
ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan
Substitution78

Substitutes

13
PeriánezIvan Periánez (GK)
23
KasparovGevorg Kasparov (GK)
4
SonejeeOscar Sonejee
3
YuspashyanArtur Yuspashyan
8
M. VieiraMarcio Vieira
Substitution81
7
Artur EdigaryanArtur Edigaryan
Substitution83
10
Juli SánchezJuli Sánchez
Substitution87
9
MalakyanEdgar Malakyan
Substitution78
14
Marc GarcíaMarc García
17
Artak EdigaryanArtak Edigaryan
16
GómezSebastiàn Gómez
Substitution72
19
M. VoskanyanMasis Voskanyan
19
LorenzoIvan Lorenzo
21
BadoyanZaven Badoyan
Substitution89

Coach

Koldo Álvarez (AND) Vardan Minasyan (ARM)

Referee

Alexander Kostadinov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krum Stoilov (BUL), Divan Valkov (BUL)

Fourth official

Angel Angelov (BUL)

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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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