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Armenia beat Andorra to maintain fine start

Published: Saturday 3 September 2011, 18.45CET
Andorra 0-1 Armenia
Valter Poghosyan struck five minutes from time to put the visitors three points clear at the top of Group 3 with their second straight win.
by Giovanni de Paola
from Estadi Comunal
Armenia beat Andorra to maintain fine start
Action from Andorra (in red) against Armenia ©Xavi Mirò
Published: Saturday 3 September 2011, 18.45CET

Armenia beat Andorra to maintain fine start

Andorra 0-1 Armenia
Valter Poghosyan struck five minutes from time to put the visitors three points clear at the top of Group 3 with their second straight win.

Armenia continued their excellent start to qualifying for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a 1-0 win against Andorra.

Having opened their campaign with a 4-1 win against Montenegro in June, Armenia looked likely to have to settle for a point in Andorra la Vella. However, they secured all three just five minutes from time thanks to Valter Poghosyan's second goal in as many games. Rafael Nazaryan's side can pull even further clear at the summit with victory against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

The visitors so nearly took the lead far earlier on Saturday, Hovhannes Hambardzumyan hitting a post from 20 metres midway through the first half. The hosts spurned the next best opening soon after, though, Joseph Vall failing to convert with just goalkeeper Karen Israelyan to beat.

Armenia resumed control after the interval but could not find a breakthrough, Poghosyan, Hovhannes Hovhannisyan and substitute Gevorg Badalyan all going close to beating Oriol Oliva. They finally found a way through when Poghosyan collected Edgar Malakyan's pass, rounded Oliva and found the target.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.10CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Armenia

Armenia

1
OlivaOriol Oliva (GK)
12
IsraelyanKaren Israelyan (GK)
3
GonçalvesFelipe Gonçalves
5
VoskanyanAndranik Voskanyan
4
MolinsSanti Molins
6
M. VoskanyanMasis Voskanyan
5
RocaÀlex Roca (C)
9
MalakyanEdgar Malakyan
6
VieiraXavier Vieira
13
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
Yellow Card38
7
L. San NicolasLuigi San Nicolas
Yellow Card79
Substitution79
14
H. HovhannisyanHovhannes Hovhannisyan
10
PousaCristopher Pousa
Yellow Card45
15
K. HovhannisyanKamo Hovhannisyan
Substitution83
11
BousenineSamir Bousenine
16
V. PoghosyanValter Poghosyan
Goal85
16
BlancoLuis Blanco
Substitution73
19
HambardzumyanHovhannes Hambardzumyan
17
VallJosep Vall
21
Artak EdigaryanArtak Edigaryan (C)
Substitution66
19
G. SánchezGilbert Sánchez
Substitution56
22
KarapetyanGevorg Karapetyan
Substitution77

Substitutes

13
VinardellDaniel Vinardell (GK)
1
PetrosyanArsen Petrosyan (GK)
2
OrosaCristhian Orosa
Substitution56
3
DaghbashyanGagik Daghbashyan
8
AlvesLeonel Alves
Substitution73
7
SujyanDavit Sujyan
Substitution66
14
FerreMarc Ferre
8
B. HovhannisyanBenik Hovhannisyan
Substitution83
15
Joao LopesJoao Lopes
10
BadalyanGevorg Badalyan
Substitution77
18
FajardoArmand Fajardo
17
KhachatryanGrisha Khachatryan
20
MartinsRafael Martins
Substitution79
20
HambartsumyanAlen Hambartsumyan

Coach

Justo Ruiz (AND) Rafael Nazaryan (ARM)

Referee

Sven Bindels (LUX)

Assistant referees

Antonio De Carolis (LUX), Marco Tropeano (LUX)

Fourth official

Alex Krueger (LUX)

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