Champions League. FC Pyunik - NK Dinamo Zagreb 0:0

FC Pyunik and NK Dinamo Zagreb played theirs Champions League second qualifying round first leg match at Republican stadium in Yerevan. The match, with many opportunities to score and tough play, ended with 0:0 draw.
Second leg match will played in Zagreb at Maksimir stadium on July 21, 20:30cet.


Yerevan, Republican stadium 
Referee – Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)

FC PYUNIK - Edvard Hovhannisyan, Sargis Hovsepyan, Karen V. Khachatryan, Vahagn Minasyan, Emmanuel Mbola, Gevorg Ghazaryan (Albert Tadevosyan, 78), Karlen Mkrtchyan, Artur Yuspashyan (Artur Edigaryan, 54), Edgar Malakyan, David Manoyan, Marcos Pineiro Pizzelli (Artak Aleksanyan, 68)

Substitutes – Grigor Meliksetyan, Artak Andrikyan, Artak Edigaryan, Norayr Sahakyan

Head coach – Vardan Minasyan

DINAMO - Tomislav Butina, Dejan Lovren (Tomislav Barbaric, 46), Oeilton Araujo Dos Santos, Jorge Cruz Campos, Carlos Santos de Jesus, Milan Badelj, Mario Mandzukic, Ivica Vrdoljak, Igor Biscan, Ilija Sivonjic (Andrej Kramaric, 78), Dimitrios Papadopoulos (Miroslav Slepicka, 65)

Substitutes – Ivan Kevala, Ivan Tomecak, Mathias Chago, Pedro Flores

Head – Krunoslav Jurcic

Yellow cards - Davit Manoyan, 25, Dejan Lovren, 45, Carlos Santos De Jesus, 50, Karen Khachatryan, 52

Post match commentaries

Vardan Minasyan, FC Pyunik head coach

I'm not satisfied with our play in first half, the tension in our play was too strong, in second half we acted in more agressive manner and we had chances to score. I think, the score -0:0 is suitable for us.
Both teams have equal chances in second leg match. I think we will choose counterattacks strategy.

Krunoslav Jurcic, NK Dinamo Zagreb head coach

Of course, I'm not satisfied with this result. We had many chances to score, especially in first half. We have played our just first official match in this season and we have to do more in future. We have a week till the second leg match and we shall try to do our best to use this time for good preparation.
What about FC Pyunik, I have seen the tapes with our rival games' and I'm not astonished with the quality of Pyunik game, who plays with short passes. Very dangerous team, which deserve a respect.

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