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Dominant Armenia settle for point

Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 22.30CET
Armenia 0-0 Greece Armenia hit Greece's play-off hopes with goalless draw in Gyumri.
Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 22.30CET

Dominant Armenia settle for point

Armenia 0-0 Greece Armenia hit Greece's play-off hopes with goalless draw in Gyumri.

Greece were unable to overtake Spain at the head of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 after being held 0-0 in Armenia.

Bete saves
The home side, fourth in the group, had the bulk of the chances, and only the goalkeeping of Georgios Amparis denied them victory. The visitors did have two first-half Georgios Fotakis shots saved by 17-year-old Edel Bete, but were largely on the backfoot.

Armenia denied
This continued after the break, when Armenia poured forward, especially after Greek coach Stelios Manolas switched to three in attack to try and find a desperately needed goal. Amparis had to make an excellent double save on 64 minutes, and Greece were relieved, and grateful to their goalkeeper, when time ran out.

Tuesday fixture
Spain are now a point ahead of Greece and two in front of Ukraine - who tonight beat Northern Ireland. The leaders have a game in hand and can clinch the group on Tuesday if they win at home to Ukraine.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.55CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Greece

Greece

1
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
1
AmparisGeorgios Amparis (GK)
2
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan
2
GalanopoulosAristidis Galanopoulos
7
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan
Substitution25
3
LagosPanagiotis Lagos
3
KirakosyanBarsegh Kirakosyan
4
KouloucherisThymios Kouloucheris
4
S. SargsyanSuren Sargsyan
5
MorasVangelis Moras
5
A. MkrtchyanAgvan Mkrtchyan
6
DentsasAnastasios Dentsas
Substitution54
11
LombeCarl Lombe
7
FotakisGiorgos Fotakis
8
D. GrigoryanDavid Grigoryan (C)
Substitution83
8
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution68
6
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
9
ChrysafisIoannis Chrysafis
10
E. ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan
10
AmanatidisGiannis Amanatidis (C)
9
G. PetrosyanGalust Petrosyan
Substitution80
11
AgritisAnastasios Agritis
Substitution61

Substitutes

12
SargsyanNikolai Sargsyan (GK)
15
GiannouKleopas Giannou (GK)
18
HovhannisyanZhora Hovhannisyan
Substitution83
12
VallasSpyridon Vallas
16
HarutyunyanHovhannes Harutyunyan
13
StefanisKonstantinos Stefanis
17
GharabaghtsyanTigran Gharabaghtsyan
14
KousasGeorgios Kousas
13
DavtyanVahe Davtyan
Substitution80
16
SpertosVasileios Spertos
Substitution54
14
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan
17
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
Substitution61
15
NdounbukBalep Ndounbuk
18
PapadopoulosDimitris Papadopoulos
Substitution68

Coach

Stylianos Manolas (GRE)

Referee

Peter Sippel (GER)

Assistant referees

Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Michael Kempter (GER)

Fourth official

Markus Schmidt (GER)

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