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Armenia end away jinx

Published: Saturday 9 October 2004, 15.03CET
Finland 0-1 Armenia Samvel Melkonyan's goal gave his nation their first away win in this competition.
Published: Saturday 9 October 2004, 15.03CET

Armenia end away jinx

Finland 0-1 Armenia Samvel Melkonyan's goal gave his nation their first away win in this competition.

Samvel Melkonyan's 77th-minute goal in Finland gave Armenia their first-ever UEFA European Under-21 Championship away victory.

Late winner
Since entering for the first time in the 1994/96 edition, Armenia had drawn two and lost 21 of their 23 trips in this competition. But today they withstood constant pressure including five clear scoring opportunities for a side that won 1-0 in Armenia last month, before Melkonyan sent a low shot past Niki Mäenpää to settle the game.

Midweek fixtures
Armenia remain bottom of Group 1, albeit only three points off the lead. On Wednesday they welcome the Czech Republic hoping for their first home win in the tournament since defeating Northern Ireland in March 2003. Finland are fourth but level on points with Armenia, and visit the unbeaten Netherlands on Tuesday night.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.35CET

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Lineups

Finland

Finland

Armenia

Armenia

1
MäenpääNiki Mäenpää (GK)
1
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
2
AhoHeikki Aho
Substitution63
2
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan (C)
3
HauhiaMikko Hauhia
3
YayloyanKaren Yayloyan
Yellow Card11
4
HalstiMarkus Halsti
4
Arm. MinasyanArman Minasyan
Substitution52
5
NymanAri Nyman
5
TigranyanArmen Tigranyan
6
LampiVeli Lampi
6
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
Yellow Card25
7
ArkivuoKari Arkivuo
Substitution75
7
GrigoryanMkhitar Grigoryan
Substitution90
8
ScheweleffHenri Scheweleff
8
T. DavtyanTigran Davtyan
Yellow Card65
9
OravainenPetri Oravainen
9
VeranyanKhoren Veranyan
10
KujalaJussi Kujala (C)
Substitution81
10
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan
Goal77
Substitution79
11
KuqiNjazi Kuqi
11
LombeCarl Lombe
Yellow Card37

Substitutes

12
LiskolaVille Liskola (GK)
12
Armen KhachatryanArmen Khachatryan (GK)
13
VellamoJanne Vellamo
Substitution81
13
PetrosyanAleksandr Petrosyan
Substitution52
14
PaatelainenMarkus Paatelainen
14
BabayanArmen Babayan
15
KoskelaToni Koskela
Substitution63
15
TadevosyanAndranik Tadevosyan
16
TarvajärviNiklas Tarvajärvi
Substitution75
16
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan
Substitution79
Yellow Card90+1
17
SjölundDaniel Sjölund
17
VardazaryanHrachya Vardazaryan
18
IsteriJaakko Isteri
18
S. SargsyanSuren Sargsyan
Substitution90

Coach

Markku Tapio Kanerva (FIN) Vardan Minasyan (ARM)

Referee

Hristo Ristoskov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krum Stoilov (BUL), Petar Petrov (BUL)

Fourth official

Nikolay Angelov (BUL)

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