Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan - Yerevan 11/10/2013 - 17:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Armenia - Bulgaria
2-1
 

Armenia - Bulgaria 2-1 - 11/10/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Armenia put big dent in Bulgaria's World Cup hopes

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 19.00CET
Armenia put big dent in Bulgaria's World Cup hopes
Armenia celebrate scoring in Yerevan ©AFP/Getty Images

Armenia left it late but eventually overcame nine-man Bulgaria thanks to an 87th-minute Yura Movsisyan strike which keeps alive their hopes of a second-placed finish in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B.

Nikolay Bodurov was first to see red for the visitors, conceding a free-kick which Aras Özbiliz converted on the stroke of half-time. However, Luboslav Penev's men equalised through Ivelin Popov before Svetoslav Dyakov picked up a second yellow and Movsisyan notched a late winner to move the hosts to within a point of their defeated opponents. Armenia travel to Italy on Tuesday's last day of qualification, when Bulgaria – second in the group at the start of play – host the Czech Republic.

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Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:48 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Armenia
Bulgaria

2

Goals scored

1

18

Total attempts

7

6

Attempts on target

4

7

off target

3

4

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

3

3

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

2

14

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+4
    Manoyan (in) - Sarkisov (out) (Armenia)
  • Yellow Card
    90+4
    Movsisyan (Armenia) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    90+4
    Y. Minev (Bulgaria) is booked.
  • Goal
    87
    Movsisyan (Armenia) scores!

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