EURO-2012. Armenia 0-0 Russia

On March 26, Armenia national team at the Republican Stadium in Yerevan played EURO 2012 qualifying match against Russia. Match ended with a goalless draw. The result, which was recognized as logical by head coaches of both teams. During the post-match press conference Vardan Minasyan and Dick Advocaat said the events that took place on the field, led to a logical conclusion. Task - to deliver effective shot on goal, the team did not fulfill. It should be noted that the guests were closer to his goal. Our team noted the active actions in the first 15 minutes of the match and in the middle of the second half. During these periods of time is worth to mention the performance of Yura Movsisyan, after whose kick the ball touches the outside of the net. Guests holding territorial advantage, failed to give the acuity to thrirs’ attacks. Berezovsky impeccably played in several episodes. In general, the defense of our team played with confidence, which is not to be said about the attacking line, whose actions were not confident.
Later at night the remaining matches in Group B have been played. Slovakia national team defeated Andorra 1:0, while Ireland beat at home F.Y.R. of Macedonia with a score of 2:1.

26 March, Yerevan, Republican stadium
– Craig Thomson (Scotland)

ARMENIA: Roman Berezovsky, Sargis Hovsepyan, Levon Hayrapetyan (Artak Edigaryan, 67'), Robert Arzumanyan, Hrayr Mkoyan, Karlen Mkrtchyan, Marcos Pineiro Pizzelli (Artur Edigaryan, 57'), Edgar Malakyan (Edgar Manucharyan, 49'), Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Gevorg Ghazaryan, Yura Movsisyan

Substitutes: Stepan Ghazaryan, Artur Yuspashyan, Artak Dashyan, Valeri Aleksanyan

Head coach: Vardan Minasyan

RUSSIA: Igor Akinfeev, Roman Shishkin, Vasili Berezutski, Sergei Ignashevich, Yuri Zhirkov, Roman Shirokov, Igor Denisov, Konstantin Zyryanov, Alexandr Kerzhakov (Pavel Pogrebnyak, 78'), Andrey Arshavin (Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, 90'), Alan Dzagoev

Substitutes: Vyacheslav Malafeev, Igor Semshov, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Denis Glushakov, Aleksey Berezutski

Cautions: Levon Hayrapetyan, 33, Roman Shishkin, 63, Edgar Manucharyan, 87

Photos - Armenpress


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