Qualifying round (Group I) - 13/06/2015 - 18:00CET (20:00 local time) - Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht - Yerevan
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Portugal beat Armenia with Ronaldo hat-trick

Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 20.14CET
Armenia 2-3 Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick proves enough for Portugal to win and stay clear in Group I despite Tiago's red card.

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Match statistics

ArmeniaPortugal

Goals scored2
 
3
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts11
 
9
on target5
 
4
off target4
 
2
blocked2
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
6
Offsides2
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed20
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
19

Standings

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Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 20.14CET

Portugal beat Armenia with Ronaldo hat-trick

Armenia 2-3 Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick proves enough for Portugal to win and stay clear in Group I despite Tiago's red card.

Portugal remain top of Group I after Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals comeback win
Ronaldo equalises from spot then scores twice from distance early in second half
Marcos Pizzelli's early free-kick puts Armenia ahead on Sargis Hovsepyan's coaching debut
Portugal play last 28 minutes with ten men after Tiago's dismissal and have lead reduced
Next games: Serbia v Armenia (4 September), Albania v Portugal (7 September)

A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick ensured Portugal recovered from conceding an early Armenia goal to register a win which keeps them clear at the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group I summit.

Portugal were on top from the off in Yerevan, though Gevorg Ghazaryan was played clear for Armenia but failed to make a clean connection. In the 14th minute the hosts were ahead, Marcos Pizzelli's superb free-kick from around 25 metres getting Sargis Hovsepyan's first game as coach off to a deceptively fine start.

However, Ilídio Vale's visitors were level 15 minutes later. Henrikh Mkhitaryan brought down João Moutinho in the box and Cristiano Ronaldo converted the penalty.

Just before half-time Armenia goalkeeper Roman Berezovski pulled off a good stop from Fábio Coentrão. Even so, Armenia were holding their own and in the 54th minute Pizzelli shot just over.

There was a sting in the tail, though, as Ronaldo ran onto a Ricardo Carvalho clearance and snuck in ahead of Robert Arzumanyan to chip the ball in over Berezovski and increase his record number of UEFA European Championship goals to 25.

It did not take him long to make it 26, the Portugal captain superbly controlling Rui Patrício's clearance, turning and beating Berezovski from distance. Soon after Portugal were down to ten men, Tiago receiving a second booking for a foul on Artur Sarkisov.

With 18 minutes left Armenia had a lifeline, Hrayr Mkoyan pouncing after Patrício could only parry an effort from substitute Aras Özbiliz. Portugal held out with comfort though.

Last updated: 06/06/16 12.57CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Portugal

Portugal

1
BerezovskiRoman Berezovski (GK) (C)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
Yellow Card90
2
AndonianGael Andonian
2
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
5
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
Substitution72
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
Substitution29
6
Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
Substitution78
8
PizzelliMarcos Pizzelli
Goal14
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo (C)
Goal29
Goal55
Goal58
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
11
SarkisovArtur Sarkisov
Substitution72
10
DannyDanny
Substitution63
13
K. HovhannisyanKamo Hovhannisyan
Substitution61
11
VieirinhaVieirinha
15
MkoyanHrayr Mkoyan
Goal72
17
NaniNani
18
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
19
TiagoTiago
Yellow Card33
Red Card62
20
HayrapetyanLevon Hayrapetyan
23
EliseuEliseu

Substitutes

12
KasparovGevorg Kasparov (GK)
12
Anthony LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
21
ToroyanArtur Toroyan (GK)
22
BetoBeto (GK)
3
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
4
T. VoskanyanTaron Voskanyan
4
FonteJosé Fonte
Substitution78
7
HovsepyanRumyan Hovsepyan
Substitution29
Yellow Card85
9
ÉderÉder
9
KoryanRuslan Koryan
Substitution72
13
DaniloDanilo
14
SimonyanArtem Simonyan
14
William CarvalhoWilliam Carvalho
Substitution63
16
Aslanyan   Norair Aslanyan
15
Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
17
BadoyanZaven Badoyan
16
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
Substitution72
19
A. AvagyanArtur Avagyan
18
VarelaSilvestre Varela
22
YusbashyanArtur Yusbashyan
20
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
23
ÖzbilizAras Özbiliz
Substitution61
21
CédricCédric

Coach

Sargis Hovsepyan (ARM) Ilídio Vale (POR)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Frank Bleyen (BEL), Jimmy Cremers (BEL)

Fourth official

Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Alexandre Boucaut (BEL), Bart Vertenten (BEL)

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