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Swiss strike early to down Armenia

Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 2.45CET
Armenia 1-3 Switzerland
Switzerland improved their chances of advancing from Group 2 in qualifying courtesy of three first-half goals.
by Khachik Chakhoyan
from Yerevan
Swiss strike early to down Armenia
Armenia and Switzerland contest a corner in Yerevan ©Avetis Ghazanchyan
Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 2.45CET

Swiss strike early to down Armenia

Armenia 1-3 Switzerland
Switzerland improved their chances of advancing from Group 2 in qualifying courtesy of three first-half goals.

Switzerland improved their chances of advancing from Group 2 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by winning 3-1 away to Armenia.

Bright start
All the goals were scored in the first half with Switzerland getting off to a flying start when Xavier Hochstrasser made the most of a lapse in defence to fire them ahead on four minutes. Armenia quickly regrouped and drew level through Hiraç Yagan six minutes later, the R. Standard de Liège forward firing in at the near post following a corner. Switzerland, though, were soon back in front, Jonathan Rossini finishing off a fine break on 35 minutes before Frank Feltscher added the third four minutes later following an excellent solo run.

Late chances
Armenia pressed after the break but the best chance of the half fell to Swiss substitute Mario Gavranovic, whose shot was cleared off the line by Artak Andrikyan late on with goalkeeper Gevorg Prazyan beaten. Switzerland are now level on six points with leaders Turkey, but have played a game more while Armenia are still looking for their first point after three games.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.15CET

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Lineups

Armenia

Armenia

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
PrazyanGevorg Prazyan (GK)
1
SommerYann Sommer (GK) (C)
2
YaganHiraç Yagan
Goal10
2
BerardiGaetano Berardi
3
ArakelyanArtashes Arakelyan
3
KochPhilippe Koch
4
BezdikianVaranth Bezdikian
Substitution73
4
RossiniJonathan Rossini
Goal35
Substitution83
5
AndrikyanArtak Andrikyan
5
AffolterFrançois Affolter
8
YusbashyanArtur Yusbashyan
6
PavlovićDaniel Pavlović
Yellow Card90
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan (C)
Substitution57
7
FeltscherFrank Feltscher
Goal39
11
TadevosyanAlbert Tadevosyan
8
HochstrasserXavier Hochstrasser
Goal4
16
M. VoskanyanMasis Voskanyan
9
CiarocchiAlessandro Ciarocchi
Substitution81
17
Artak EdigaryanArtak Edigaryan
Substitution46
10
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
Substitution69
18
ManoyanDavit Manoyan
11
NikciAdrian Nikci

Substitutes

12
HovhannisyanEdvard Hovhannisyan (GK)
12
LeutwilerJayson Leutwiler (GK)
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
Substitution73
14
R. FeltscherRolf Feltscher
Substitution83
7
AleksanyanArtak Aleksanyan
Substitution57
Yellow Card90+1
15
MorganellaMichel Morganella
9
E. MalakyanEdgar Malakyan
16
GrippoSimone Grippo
Substitution69
13
KhachatryanGrisha Khachatryan
17
CabralCabral
14
DavtyanNarek Davtyan
18
GavranovićMario Gavranović
Substitution81
15
HambartsumyanHovhannes Hambartsumyan
Substitution46
19
MustafiOrhan Mustafi

Coach

Flemming Serritslev (DEN) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Leontios Trattou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Michael Hadjinikola (CYP), Christakis Christofi (CYP)

Fourth official

Charis Glikis (CYP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution