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Armenia beat Kazakhstan to get off the mark

Published: Sunday 11 August 2013, 18.39CET
Kazakhstan 0-1 Armenia
Gagik Poghosyan's fourth-minute header in Astana was enough for Rafayel Nazaryan's side to open their account in qualifying Group 10.
by Victor Kruk
from Astana Arena
Armenia beat Kazakhstan to get off the mark
Kazakhstan's Abzal Beisebekov pursues Varazdat Haroyan of Armenia ©Stanislav Filippov

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Published: Sunday 11 August 2013, 18.39CET

Armenia beat Kazakhstan to get off the mark

Kazakhstan 0-1 Armenia
Gagik Poghosyan's fourth-minute header in Astana was enough for Rafayel Nazaryan's side to open their account in qualifying Group 10.

Armenia are off the mark in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10 thanks to a 1-0 victory against Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan found themselves second in the section going into the game, having won 1-0 in Belarus in their opening fixture. However, they have now been leapfrogged by their opponents in Astana, who prevailed courtesy of Gagik Poghosyan's early goal.

Poghosyan's decisive intervention came in the fourth minute, heading in from Aghvan Papikyan's corner. It proved sufficient for Rafayel Nazaryan's side, who negotiated the remainder of the game without undue alarm.

"I am really pleased that we won the game against Kazakhstan," said the Armenia coach. "They are a well-balanced team throughout. In the first half we played more aggressively but then we decided to change our tactics. In the second half we played more defensively because we started to feel the pressure."

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.32CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Armenia

Armenia

1
PokatilovStas Pokatilov (GK)
1
BeglaryanArsen Beglaryan (GK)
3
SariyevSayat Sariyev
2
A. HovhannisyanArman Hovhannisyan
4
KozhabayevBakdaulet Kozhabayev
3
T. VoskanyanTaron Voskanyan
5
PassichnikKirill Passichnik
8
Gagik PoghosyanGagik Poghosyan
Goal4
6
KuatIslambek Kuat
9
G. MalakyanGor Malakyan
7
KalininIlya Kalinin
Substitution80
13
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
8
UlshinAleksandr Ulshin
Yellow Card73
16
MinasyanVaspurak Minasyan
Yellow Card59
9
IslamkhanBauyrzhan Islamkhan (C)
19
K. MuradyanKaren Muradyan (C)
Yellow Card44
10
BegalynKuanish Begalyn
Substitution46
20
PapikyanAghvan Papikyan
Substitution84
11
BeysebekovAbzal Beysebekov
Substitution76
22
AdamyanSargis Adamyan
Substitution90
14
SartakovGrirori Sartakov
23
HakobyanDavit Hakobyan
Substitution68

Substitutes

18
TkachukSergei Tkachuk (GK)
12
ManukyanGor Manukyan (GK)
2
GrekMaksim Grek
4
G. HovhannisyanGrigor Hovhannisyan
12
PikalkinIgor Pikalkin
7
AyvazyanViulen Ayvazyan
Substitution90
15
MurtazayevRoman Murtazayev
Substitution46
10
Ghukas PoghosyanGhukas Poghosyan
Substitution84
16
AllayarovElvin Allayarov
Substitution76
11
Narek GyozalyanNarek Gyozalyan
17
BauyrzhanSherkhan Bauyrzhan
Substitution80
14
BaloyanSargis Baloyan
17
SardaryanAshot Sardaryan
Substitution68

Coach

Sergei Borovski (BLR) Rafayel Nazaryan (ARM)

Referee

Vladimir Vnuk (SVK)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Benko (SVK), Michal Tomčík (SVK)

Fourth official

Mário Vlk (SVK)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution