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Confident Turkey stroll past Armenia

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.02CET
Turkey 4-0 Armenia
The hosts advanced to the play-offs in style, putting four unanswered goals past Armenia at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium to top Group 2 by four points.
by Türker Tozar
Confident Turkey stroll past Armenia
Batuhan Karadeniz was on target twice against Armenia ©Sportsfile
Published: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 0.02CET

Confident Turkey stroll past Armenia

Turkey 4-0 Armenia
The hosts advanced to the play-offs in style, putting four unanswered goals past Armenia at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium to top Group 2 by four points.

Turkey advanced to the play-offs in style by putting four unanswered goals past Armenia at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium to win Group 2 by four points from Ukraine.

Karabulut key
Beşiktaş JK striker Batuhan Karadeniz's double and Eren Güngör's strike gave the hosts a 3-0 half-time lead before Özer Hurmacı added the final flourish in the 56th minute. Beşiktaş's Aydın Karabulut, who had scored twice against the Czech Republic in last Friday's top-of-the-table showdown, played a key role here too with no fewer than three assists.

Karadeniz delivers
Turkey dominated the entire game with the visitors showing little resistance to the home side's charge. Karadeniz broke the deadlock midway through the opening period and, following Güngör's goal, he added his second moments before half-time. Hurmacı completed the scoring as Turkey cruised into the play-offs.

Trophy dream
Coach Hami Mandıralı said: "We wanted to win the match because we had lost the reverse fixture. My players showed their ability and their spirit, and we got the victory. Our aim now is to be successful in the play-offs and to reach the finals in Sweden – in fact, not only to reach them but also to take home the trophy. We have enough quality. If we can go there with a full-strength squad, we'll be able to show what Turkish players can do."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.27CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Armenia

Armenia

1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK)
Substitution66
1
MeliksetyanGrigor Meliksetyan (GK)
2
Orhan ŞamOrhan Şam (C)
2
StepanyanArtur Stepanyan
3
Ferhat ÖztorunFerhat Öztorun
Yellow Card71
3
KhachatryanKaren Khachatryan
4
Ceyhun GülselamCeyhun Gülselam
4
SimonyanMikheil Simonyan (C)
5
Eren GüngörEren Güngör
Goal34
5
MkoyanHrayr Mkoyan
Yellow Card57
6
Serdar KurtuluşSerdar Kurtuluş
6
Artur EdigaryanArtur Edigaryan
Yellow Card23
7
Aydın  YılmazAydın Yılmaz
7
ChilingaryanHayk Chilingaryan
Substitution46
8
DuralAbdullah Dural
8
K. MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
Yellow Card35
9
Batuhan KaradenizBatuhan Karadeniz
Goal26
Goal45
9
NranyanGevorg Nranyan
Substitution59
10
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
Goal56
Substitution56
10
G. GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
11
Aydın KarabulutAydın Karabulut
Yellow Card49
Substitution60
11
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Substitution77

Substitutes

12
Ufuk CeylanUfuk Ceylan (GK)
Substitution66
12
PrazyanGevorg Prazyan (GK)
14
Murat CeylanMurat Ceylan
Substitution56
13
BareghamyanAram Bareghamyan
Substitution77
17
YelenZafer Yelen
14
MeghrabyanVahe Meghrabyan
15
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
15
A. GrigoryanArtak Grigoryan
13
Emre ÖzkanEmre Özkan
16
PetrosyanAleksandr Petrosyan
Substitution46
16
İlhan Parlakİlhan Parlak
Substitution60
17
BalabekyanArsen Balabekyan
Substitution59
18
Aykut DemirAykut Demir
18
AndrikyanArtak Andrikyan

Coach

Hami Mandirali (TUR) Varuzhan Sukiasyan (ARM)

Referee

Babak Rafati (GER)

Assistant referees

Detlef Scheppe (GER), Patrick Ittrich (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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