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Bete heroics deny Macedonians

Published: Saturday 4 June 2005, 9.02CET
Armenia 0-0 F.Y.R. Macedonia Home goalkeeper Edel Bete frustrates the visitors' ambitions.
Published: Saturday 4 June 2005, 9.02CET

Bete heroics deny Macedonians

Armenia 0-0 F.Y.R. Macedonia Home goalkeeper Edel Bete frustrates the visitors' ambitions.

By Khachik Chakhoyan

F.Y.R. Macedonia missed the chance to keep the pressure on the top three in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 as they were held in Armenia.

Penalty save
The home side dominated the match early on, but could not create any clear-cut chances. F.Y.R. Macedonia, however, concentrated on rapid counterattacks and threatened the Armenian goal on several occasions. Captain Darko Tasevski missed their best chance as he struck a penalty straight at 18-year-old Armenia goalkeeper Edel Bete, and Blaze Ilijoski, Nikola Gligorov and Aleksandar Stojanovski all went close.

Bete impresses
But Bete, who had also kept a clean sheet last time out in a goalless game against the Netherlands, held firm, and in the closing stages denied Zlatko Tanevski, Danio Masev and Ilijoski, the latter also hitting the post eight minute from time.

Midweek matches
Today's visitors are now three points behind second place but can move level with the Czech Republic should they win there on Tuesday. The following day Armenia, in fifth, visit current leaders Romania.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.29CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

FYROM

FYROM

1
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
1
TofiloskiDarko Tofiloski (GK)
2
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan (C)
Substitution64
2
MarkoskiBojan Markoski
3
StepanyanArtur Stepanyan
3
OsmaniMinas Osmani
Substitution68
4
SimonyanMikheil Simonyan
4
GligorovNikola Gligorov
5
SafaryanRafael Safaryan
5
IvanovskiDaniel Ivanovski
6
OseyanArtak Oseyan
Substitution27
6
TanevskiZlatko Tanevski
7
VardazaryanHrachya Vardazaryan
7
ManevskiBorce Manevski
9
MovsisyanSargis Movsisyan
8
MacevDanco Macev
10
BabayanArmen Babayan
Substitution54
9
IlijoskiBaže Ilijoski
11
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan
10
TasevskiDarko Tasevski (C)
8
LombeCarl Lombe
Yellow Card83
11
StojanovskiAleksandar Stojanovski
Substitution65

Substitutes

12
GasparyanEdgar Gasparyan (GK)
12
NikolovVasko Nikolov (GK)
13
ChilingaryanHayk Chilingaryan
Substitution64
13
KrstevskiAleksander Krstevski
14
HovhannisyanArtak Hovhannisyan
Substitution27
14
SavikDusan Savik
Substitution65
15
MeliksetyanGurgen Meliksetyan
15
BajramiMuarem Bajrami
16
TadevosyanAndranik Tadevosyan
Substitution54
16
SelimiErhan Selimi
Substitution68
Yellow Card72
17
BaghdasaryanArtashes Baghdasaryan
17
TodorcevGoran Todorcev
18
NranyanGevorg Nranyan
18
MitrevVasko Mitrev

Coach

Samvel Petrosyan (ARM) Mirsad Jonuz (MKD)

Referee

Akmalkhan Kholmatov (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Kairat Slambekov (KAZ), Bagytpek Kopzhassarov (KAZ)

Fourth official

Igor Kister (KAZ)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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