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Armenia denied by Czech Republic's Darida

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 20.28CET
Czech Republic 1-1 Armenia
Vladimír Darida equalised for the 2011 semi-finalists with 22 minutes left to deny Armenia a six-point Group 3 lead.
by Evgeniy Lyust
from Stonky stadium
Armenia denied by Czech Republic's Darida
Lukáš Hejda of the Czech Republic (left) tries to escape the attentions of Gevorg Badalyan of Armenia ©UEFA.com
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 20.28CET

Armenia denied by Czech Republic's Darida

Czech Republic 1-1 Armenia
Vladimír Darida equalised for the 2011 semi-finalists with 22 minutes left to deny Armenia a six-point Group 3 lead.

Armenia remain top of 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3 but were denied an even bigger advantage as the Czech Republic also preserved an unbeaten start.

For 13 minutes Armenia harboured hopes of moving six points clear of their hosts after Edgar Malakyan had given them a second-half lead with a wonderful individual goal. But the Czech Republic, fourth in the 2011 finals, levelled on 68 minutes through Vladimír Darida and remain within three points of Armenia, holding a game in hand.

In a tactical first half of few goalscoring opportunities, there was little to give either goalkeeper cause for concern. Czech No1 Marek Štěch had to be at his best to pull off an excellent save from Gevorg Badalyan, who was put through on goal midway through the first half.

There was nothing Štěch could do about the opening goal, however, as Malakyan evaded the close attentions of his markers on the left before crashing an unstoppable shot in off the bar. The lead would not last long, however, and the Czech Republic, inspired by the attacking impetus of substitutes Jan Navrátil and Tomas Wágner, hit back through Darida, who was able to turn in a loose ball in the area, following fine approach play down the left flank.

The Czech Republic continue their campaign in Wales on 11 October before visiting Armenia exactly a month later.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.09CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Armenia

Armenia

1
ŠtěchMarek Štěch (GK)
12
IsraelyanKaren Israelyan (GK)
2
LecjaksJan Lecjaks
Yellow Card90
6
M. VoskanyanMasis Voskanyan
3
HejdaLukáš Hejda
7
SujyanDavit Sujyan
Substitution81
4
ČmovšPavel Čmovš
Yellow Card90+2
9
MalakyanEdgar Malakyan (C)
Goal55
Yellow Card85
5
KalasTomáš Kalas
10
BadalyanGevorg Badalyan
Substitution61
8
KopicJan Kopic
Substitution86
13
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
11
VydraMatěj Vydra
Substitution59
15
K. HovhannisyanKamo Hovhannisyan
12
DaridaVladimír Darida
Goal68
16
V. PoghosyanValter Poghosyan
14
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
17
KhachatryanGrisha Khachatryan
17
ChramostaJan Chramosta
Substitution59
19
HambardzumyanHovhannes Hambardzumyan
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček (C)
22
KarapetyanGevorg Karapetyan
Substitution53

Substitutes

16
ValešRoman Valeš (GK)
1
PetrosyanArsen Petrosyan (GK)
6
Nitrianský Milan Nitrianský
3
DaghbashyanGagik Daghbashyan
7
VaněkOndřej Vaněk
5
VoskanyanAndranik Voskanyan
9
HušbauerJosef Hušbauer
Substitution86
8
B. HovhannisyanBenik Hovhannisyan
10
NavrátilJan Navrátil
Substitution59
14
H. HovhannisyanHovhannes Hovhannisyan
Substitution53
13
WágnerTomáš Wágner
Substitution59
18
Gagik PoghosyanGagik Poghosyan
Substitution61
15
FrydrychMichal Frydrych
20
HambartsumyanAlen Hambartsumyan
Substitution81

Coach

Jakub Dovalil (CZE) Rafael Nazaryan (ARM)

Referee

Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Gagas Dimitrios (GRE), Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Spathas (GRE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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