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Armenia remain in the hunt

Published: Saturday 2 September 2006, 19.38CET
Armenia 1-0 Norway A first-half strike from Tigran Gharabaghtsyan revived the home side's hopes of progressing from Group 1 to the play-offs.

Match statistics

ArmeniaNorway

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 1: NOR - BIH - ARM

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina11003213
Armenia Armenia21013303
Norway Norway100101-10
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:26 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Saturday 2 September 2006, 19.38CET

Armenia remain in the hunt

Armenia 1-0 Norway A first-half strike from Tigran Gharabaghtsyan revived the home side's hopes of progressing from Group 1 to the play-offs.

Armenia revived their chances of reaching the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as a first-half goal from Tigran Gharabaghtsyan proved enough to defeat Norway in a Group 1 fixture in Yerevan.

Final fixture
The result left Samvel Petrosyan's side level on three points with Bosnia-Herzegovina – who had beaten the Armenians 3-2 in the section's first fixture last month – with the match between Norway and the Bosnia-Herzegovnians to come on 6 September. The latter need a point to progress to the play-offs, while Armenia will qualify should Norway win by one goal.

Opportunist Karabagtsyan
The home team had a number of early opportunities at the Republican stadium with Artur Yedigaryan missing the target when well placed, but the breakthrough arrived in the 24th minute when Boris Melkonyan's pass gave Alexander Petrosyan an opening and, although Rune Jarsyein parried, Karabagtsyan was on hand to put away the rebound.

Norwegian opening
Samvel Melkonyan then headed wide, but Norway had chances of their own, Magnus Myklebust twice being crowded out while Alexander Tettey tried his luck from distance on several occasions without success. Tomasz Sokolowski shot over for the visitors after the break before Myklebust hit the post from close range after a great cross from Tore Reginiussen. Armenia held out, however, and must wait and see whether they will be involved in the play-off draw on 8 September.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.42CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2007/matches/round=2238/match=84184/postmatch/report/index.html#armenia+remain+hunt

Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Norway

Norway

1
GasparyanEdgar Gasparyan (GK)
1
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
2
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan
2
RuudEspen Ruud (C)
3
Artur EdigaryanArtur Edigaryan
Substitution58
3
ReginiussenTore Reginiussen
Substitution54
4
BaghdasaryanArtashes Baghdasaryan
4
OnstadKristian Onstad
5
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
Yellow Card90+3
5
RindarøyKnut Olav Rindarøy
6
TigranyanArmen Tigranyan
6
HaugerHenning Hauger
7
MelkonyanBoris Melkonyan
7
SokolowskiTomasz Sokolowski
8
S. SargsyanSuren Sargsyan
Substitution29
8
HusekleppErik Huseklepp
Substitution46
9
PetrosyanAleksandr Petrosyan
Yellow Card83
9
TetteyAlexander Tettey
10
GharabaghtsyanTigran Gharabaghtsyan
Goal22
Substitution70
10
Vaagan MoenPetter Vaagan Moen
11
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan (C)
11
MyklebustMagnus Myklebust
Yellow Card64
Substitution87

Substitutes

12
AfrikyanManvel Afrikyan (GK)
12
AustbøIven Austbø (GK)
13
SafaryanRafael Safaryan
Substitution58
Yellow Card86
14
FørsundArnar Førsund
Substitution54
15
ChilingaryanHayk Chilingaryan
Substitution70
Yellow Card87
17
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
Substitution46
16
G. GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Substitution29
18
JohannesenOlav Tuelo Johannesen
Substitution87
14
SahakyanNorayr Sahakyan
13
HagenSteffen Hagen
17
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
15
HøgliTom Høgli
18
H. GrigoryanHovhannes Grigoryan
16
SamuelsenJone Samuelsen

Coach

Samvel Petrosyan (ARM) Hallvar Thoresen (NOR)

Referee

Albert Toussaint (LUX)

Assistant referees

Luc Nober (LUX), Antonio De Carolis (LUX)

Fourth official

Mario Pinto Da Costa (LUX)

Legend:

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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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