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Armenia strike early in Belarus

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 19.47CET
Belarus 0-1 Armenia
Vardan Bakalyan scored early on and the visitors held firm to claim only their second victory in Group 10.
by Denis Orlov
from Gorodskoi Stadion
Armenia strike early in Belarus
Armenia goalkeeper Arsen Beglaryan claims a cross in Minsk ©Pressball

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Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 19.47CET

Armenia strike early in Belarus

Belarus 0-1 Armenia
Vardan Bakalyan scored early on and the visitors held firm to claim only their second victory in Group 10.

Vardan Bakalyan's early strike proved enough to earn three points as Armenia won 1-0 in Belarus in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10.

The FC Pyunik forward gathered a long ball from Gagik Poghosyan, evaded the Belarus defence and scored with a spectacular chip to get his side's noses in front after just eight minutes in Borisov. It was the cue for Abraham Khashmanyan's team to shut up shop effectively for the remainder of the game.

After going behind so quickly, Belarus struggled to make an impression on the Armenia defence, though Evgeni Klopotski fired over midway through the first half following a free-kick. Davit Hakobyan shot narrowly wide at the other end before the break, while the best chance of the second period fell to the hosts' Pavel Savitski but his header from Yuri Kovalev's cross ten minutes from time was saved.

"We were hoping for another kind of game, but we didn't play well in the first half," admitted Belarus coach Igor Kovalevich. "It was our own fault that we conceded a silly goal. We had the better of the second half, but in general things did not go our way."

Last updated: 05/06/15 5.53CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Armenia

Armenia

1
VasilyuchekVladislav Vasilyuchek (GK)
1
BeglaryanArsen Beglaryan (GK)
2
KlopotskiEvgeni Klopotski
2
A. HovhannisyanArman Hovhannisyan
3
SazanovichStanislav Sazanovich
3
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
4
LegchilinAleksei Legchilin
Substitution68
8
Gagik PoghosyanGagik Poghosyan
5
ShramchenkoAnton Shramchenko
Substitution24
10
BakalyanVardan Bakalyan
Goal8
Substitution80
7
BykovArtem Bykov (C)
Yellow Card40
13
T. VoskanyanTaron Voskanyan
Yellow Card41
Substitution64
8
SavitskiPavel Savitski
15
K. HovhannisyanKamo Hovhannisyan
9
SelyavaAleksandr Selyava
19
K. MuradyanKaren Muradyan (C)
13
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
20
SimonyanArtem Simonyan
Substitution57
15
KovalevskiDenis Kovalevski
22
HakobyanDavit Hakobyan
17
BombelArtur Bombel
Substitution46
23
MarikyanDavit Marikyan
Yellow Card22

Substitutes

12
FrantskevichMatvei Frantskevich (GK)
12
ToroyanArtur Toroyan (GK)
6
PremudrovKirill Premudrov
4
G. HovhannisyanGrigor Hovhannisyan
Substitution64
10
SignevichNikolai Signevich
Substitution46
6
MinasyanVaspurak Minasyan
11
LebedevEvgeni Lebedev
7
SardaryanAshot Sardaryan
14
YanchenkoAleksandr Yanchenko
11
ShahinyanSargis Shahinyan
Substitution57
16
KorzunNikita Korzun
Substitution68
14
AyvazyanViulen Ayvazyan
Substitution80
20
KovalevYuri Kovalev
Substitution24
18
AyvazyanVahagn Ayvazyan

Coach

Igor Kovalevich (BLR) Abraham Khashmanyan (ARM)

Referee

Bardhyl Pashaj (ALB)

Assistant referees

Ermal Barushi (ALB), Rudin Preca (ALB)

Fourth official

Olsi Sokoli (ALB)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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