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Switzerland squeeze by Armenia

Published: Friday 5 June 2009, 2.45CET
Switzerland 2-1 Armenia
After taking an early two-goal lead, Switzerland were forced to repel a strong second-half performance from their visitors who hit the post twice.
by Alois Urban
Switzerland squeeze by Armenia
Eren Derdiyok was on target for Switzerland against Armenia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwitzerlandArmenia

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
1

Standings

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 30/11/2017 14:56 CET
Published: Friday 5 June 2009, 2.45CET

Switzerland squeeze by Armenia

Switzerland 2-1 Armenia
After taking an early two-goal lead, Switzerland were forced to repel a strong second-half performance from their visitors who hit the post twice.

Switzerland narrowly defeated Armenia in their opening qualifying round Group 2 match for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Denmark.

Fast start
Pierre-André Schürmann's team started strongly at the Bergholz Stadium in Wil and went in front through FC Basel 1893's Eren Derdiyok in the 17th minute. Shkelzen Gashi doubled the hosts' lead soon after but Switzerland relaxed in the second half and Armenia came back into it. Henrikh Mkhitaryan hit the post twice and the visitors finally got one back six minutes from time through Mihran Manasyan. There was still time for Armenia's scorer to be sent off, though, allowing Switzerland to hold on and join Turkey on top of the section.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.06CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2011/matches/round=2000006/match=2000065/postmatch/report/index.html#switzerland+squeeze+armenia

Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Armenia

Armenia

1
SommerYann Sommer (GK) (C)
1
HovhannisyanEdvard Hovhannisyan (GK)
2
ElmerJonas Elmer
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
3
DjuricIgor Djuric
3
KhachatryanKaren Khachatryan
Yellow Card60
4
RossiniJonathan Rossini
4
DaghbashyanGagik Daghbashyan
5
BerardiGaetano Berardi
5
AndrikyanArtak Andrikyan
6
HochstrasserXavier Hochstrasser
18
ManoyanDavit Manoyan
Substitution81
7
F. FreiFabian Frei
Yellow Card41
Substitution89
15
YusbashyanArtur Yusbashyan
8
GashiShkëlzen Gashi
Goal20
Substitution73
17
DashyanArtak Dashyan
9
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Goal16
Yellow Card45
Substitution65
8
E. MalakyanEdgar Malakyan
Substitution46
10
LustenbergerFabian Lustenberger
11
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan (C)
11
NikciAdrian Nikci
9
GoharyanHovhannes Goharyan
Yellow Card58

Substitutes

12
FickentscherKevin Fickentscher (GK)
12
PrazyanGevorg Prazyan (GK)
14
KusungaGenséric Kusunga
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Substitution46
15
Serkan ŞahinSerkan Şahin
16
Artak EdigaryanArtak Edigaryan
16
CabralCabral
Substitution73
14
ManasyanMihran Manasyan
Substitution81
Goal84
Yellow Card84
Red Card88
18
PavlovićDaniel Pavlović
2
ArakelyanArtashes Arakelyan
19
GavranovićMario Gavranović
Substitution65
7
KarapetyanSargis Karapetyan
20
FeltscherFrank Feltscher
Substitution89
13
HayrapetyanLevon Hayrapetyan

Coach

Pierre-André Schürmann (SUI) Flemming Serritslev (DEN)

Referee

Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Radovan Stepanovic (SRB), Vladanko Panić (SRB)

Fourth official

Bojan Stojanovic (SRB)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution