Qualifying round (Group I) - 11/10/2015 - 18:00CET (20:00 local time) - Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht - Yerevan
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Albania make history in Armenia

Published: Sunday 11 October 2015, 19.56CET
Armenia 0-3 Albania
The Black Eagles reached their first senior final tournament after a dominant away success in Yerevan secured second place in Group I.

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Match statistics

ArmeniaAlbania

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)60
 
40
Total attempts16
 
10
on target3
 
7
off target7
 
3
blocked6
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
12

Standings

* Serbia have had 3 point(s) deducted

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 10:10 CET
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Published: Sunday 11 October 2015, 19.56CET

Albania make history in Armenia

Armenia 0-3 Albania
The Black Eagles reached their first senior final tournament after a dominant away success in Yerevan secured second place in Group I.

  • Albania qualify for first major tournament with victory against Armenia
  • Kamo Hovhannisyan own goal gives visitors ninth-minute lead
  • Berat Xhimshiti doubles advantage in first half
  • Substitute Armando Sadiku secures historic place in finals
  • Armenia fail to record a win at home in Group I

Albania made history by reaching a major tournament finals for the first time with victory against Armenia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group I, thanks to a dominant display in Yerevan.

Needing an away success to overtake Denmark in the section's second automatic qualifying berth, Albania took control of the fixture thanks to Kamo Hovhannisyan's ninth-minute own goal and Berat Xhimshiti's deflected set piece on 23 minutes. Substitute Armando Sadiku finished off a fine move 14 minutes before time to seal the result.

Still seeking their first home win in this campaign, Armenia began brightly and enjoyed the bulk of the possession in the first ten minutes, with Yura Movsisyan's strike testing Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha. However, just two minutes later, the visitors broke the deadlock. Home custodian Gevorg Kasparov did well to save a Migjen Basha effort inside the area before Hovhannisyan bundled the rebound into his own net.

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Albania celebrate scoring

Within touching distance of qualifying for their first ever major tournament, the Black Eagles kept on pushing and on 23 minutes doubled their advantage. Xhimshiti's deflected free-kick beat Kasparov at his near post as Sargis Hovsepyan's charges suffered more bad luck in the first half. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcos Pizzelli then squandered openings as the hosts searched for a way back into the tie.

Things did not improve for Armenia as the visitors went further ahead with 14 minutes remaining. Substitute Sadiku started the move before he swept in Odise Roshi's cutback as Giovanni de Biasi's side sealed a historic achievement. Indeed, their only European final tournaments to date had been the Under-18 showcase in 1982 and the U16s in 1994.

Last updated: 05/06/16 15.48CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Albania

Albania

12
KasparovGevorg Kasparov (GK)
1
BerishaEtrit Berisha (GK)
2
AndonianGael Andonian
Yellow Card82
4
HysajElseid Hysaj
3
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
5
CanaLorik Cana (C)
5
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
Yellow Card17
6
XhimshitiBerat Xhimshiti
Goal23
Yellow Card64
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
7
AlijiNaser Aliji
Yellow Card52
8
PizzelliMarcos Pizzelli
8
BashaMigjen Basha
Yellow Card81
Substitution87
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Substitution83
9
Memushaj                      Ledian Memushaj
Substitution72
13
K. HovhannisyanKamo Hovhannisyan
Goal9
11
GashiShkëlzen Gashi
14
MovsisyanYura Movsisyan
Substitution59
14
XhakaTaulant Xhaka
17
YusbashyanArtur Yusbashyan
Yellow Card27
Substitution46
16
ÇikalleshiSokol Çikalleshi
Substitution58
18
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan (C)
21
RoshiOdise Roshi

Substitutes

1
BeglaryanArsen Beglaryan (GK)
23
HoxhaAlban Hoxha (GK)
22
ManukyanGor Manukyan (GK)
12
ShehiOrges Shehi (GK)
4
T. VoskanyanTaron Voskanyan
2
RrahmaniAmir Rrahmani
7
A. GrigoryanArtak Grigoryan
3
LenjaniErmir Lenjani
9
PogosyanVardan Pogosyan
Substitution83
10
SadikuArmando Sadiku
Substitution58
Goal76
11
SarkisovArtur Sarkisov
Substitution59
13
KukeliBurim Kukeli
Substitution72
15
SimonyanArtem Simonyan
15
Arlind AjetiArlind Ajeti
16
Aslanyan   Norair Aslanyan
17
ShalaHerolind Shala
19
HambartsumyanHovhannes Hambartsumyan
18
SalihiHamdi Salihi
20
HayrapetyanLevon Hayrapetyan
19
BalajBekim Balaj
21
ManoyanDavit Manoyan
20
KaçeErgys Kaçe
23
ÖzbilizAras Özbiliz
Substitution46
22
AbrashiAmir Abrashi
Substitution87

Coach

Sargis Hovsepyan (ARM) Giovanni de Biasi (ALB)

Referee

Szymon Marciniak (POL)

Assistant referees

Paweł Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)

Fourth official

Radosław Siejka (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Paweł Raczkowski (POL), Tomasz Musiał (POL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution