Stadion Eden - Prague 06/09/2013 - 18:00CET (18:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Czech Republic - Armenia
1-2
 

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Ghazaryan strikes as Armenia stun Czech Republic

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 20.28CET
Czech Republic 1-2 Armenia 
Gevorg Ghazaryan scored two minutes into added time to secure the visitors a famous victory that keeps them in the hunt in Group B.
by Ondřej Zlámal
from Stadion Eden
Ghazaryan strikes as Armenia stun Czech Republic
Gevorg Ghazaryan wheels away after scoring Armenia's winner ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Czech Republic
Armenia

1

Goals scored

2

23

Total attempts

9

5

Attempts on target

3

14

off target

3

4

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

17

Corners

5

0

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

14

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:04 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 20.28CET

Ghazaryan strikes as Armenia stun Czech Republic

Czech Republic 1-2 Armenia 
Gevorg Ghazaryan scored two minutes into added time to secure the visitors a famous victory that keeps them in the hunt in Group B.

Gevorg Ghazaryan scored an added-time winner to earn Armenia an eye-catching victory against the Czech Republic in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B.

Buoyed by their 4-0 dismantling of Denmark last time out, the visitors continued that momentum by taking a 31st-minute lead courtesy of Karlen Mkrtchyan. Michal Bílek's Czech team were in need of a fillip and Tomáš Rosický provided it by equalising 20 minutes from time. More drama was to come, though, as Ghazaryan struck in the final seconds to move Armenia level with their third-placed opponents on nine points.

Those bare facts only tell half the story of an intriguing contest that burst into life when Michael Rabušic sent the ball centimetres past a post. Armenia swiftly wrestled back the initiative, Mkrtchyan emerging from midfield and unleashing a 25-metre left-foot drive that flew past Petr Čech.

The home team continued to probe after the break and finally broke through when captain Rosický found the net with a venomous long-range effort. Tomáš Sivok, Theodor Gebre Selassie and Michal Kadlec all squandered decent openings and were made to rue their profligacy as Jura Movsisyan swept downfield and supplied Ghazaryan, whose firm shot squirmed beyond Čech. The Czech Republic must now pick themselves up for their trip to Italy on Tuesday, when Armenia host Denmark.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.38CET

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