Saturday June 4, 2011 Group Stage: Group B Finished Petrovskiy

Russia 3 - 1 Armenia

  • Pavlyuchenko 26’, 59’, 73’ (pen.)
  • Pizzelli 25’

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    Time:90'
    • Russia
    • Armenia
    • 90+3' All over in St Petersburg! A 3-1 win for the home side. They go top of Group B before the matches later on this evening. Over to the Republic of Ireland and Slovakia to keep pace with Dick Advocaat's side.
    • 87' A booking for Mkoyan as Arshavin tried to race clear. Time running out for Armenia.
    • 84' Armenia denied a late goal against Russia! Mkhitarian nodded home in the area, but the assistant referee is waving his flag. Offside. Tight one. Looked level.
    • 73' GOAL FOR RUSSIA! A hat-trick for Pavlyuchenko as he converts the penalty after Hovsepyan had brought down Zhirkov. 3-1 to Russia. Surely all over now.
    • 67' News to bring you of a couple of changes for the visiting side with Artur Edigaryan repalcing Pizelli and Edgar Manucharyan taking over from Levon Pachajyan.
    • 65' Pizelli goes for goal, but his shot is blocked from the edge of the area before Movsisyan heads over minutes later. That was a chance! Armenia not dead in this match yet.
    • 59' GOAL FOR RUSSIA! A second goal from Pavlyuchenko as he thumps home a volley. Fine finish from Semshov's cross and the home team are in the driving seat. They lead 2-1.
    • 52' Pavlyuchenko up in arms after he is penalised for a foul on Mkoyan. Russia making hard work of this so far. So far, not so good for the home team.
    • 46' So we are back off and running in the second period in this one. Armenia get this half underway.
    • 45' There goes the whistle for the end of the first half. 1-1. Russia with eight shots on goal compared to five from the visiting side. Russia will need to discover some inspiration to win this one in the second period.
    • 41' Frantic defending there by Armenia as Mkoyan gets back to make a frantic late tackle on Pavlyuchenko as he prepared to pull the trigger! Almost in for the second of the day for Russia!
    • 36' Ignashevich is booked for Russia after taking out Ghazarian with a lazy, late tackle. More unsure defending in the home ranks.
    • 33' Russia looking none too clever at the back, it must be said. Home coach Dick Advocaat off his bench trying to encourage his side as Arzumanyan muscles Arshavin off the ball to make sure it rolls behind for a goalkick.
    • 26' GOAL FOR RUSSIA! Pavlyuchenko hammers home a volley and the home side are level. Berezovsky tried desperately to keep the ball out, but it is over the line. Russia back on level terms.
    • 24' GOAL FOR ARMENIA! Pizelli races through on goal from a lovely pass by Movsisyan to finish. Wasn't the best finish in the world, but he gets the ball into the net. A shock lead.
    • 23' Russia will go top of the section with a win this afternoon ahead of the Republic of Ireland facing Macedonia and Slovakia taking on Andorra later in the day.
    • 20' Movsisyan goes into the book for a late tackle on Igor Semshov. First booking of the day.
    • 15' Great chance for Russia there! Aniukov drove a ball across goal, but Pavlyuchenko just failed to connect at the back post. So close to the opening goal for Russia.
    • 14' Teams for you for this one today: Russia: Akinfeev, Aniukov, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Semshov, Torbinsky, Denisov, Zyryanov, Pavlyuchenko, Arshavin Subs: Malafeev, Alexei Berezutsky, Pogrebniak, Bilyaletdinov, Dzagoev, Yanbaev, Glushakov Armenia: Berezovsky, Mkoyan, Hayrapetyan, Hovsepyan, Arzumanyan, Karlen Mkrtchyan, Pachajyan, Pizelli, Ghazaryan, Movsisyan, Mkhitaryan Subs: Ghazarian, Yuspashyan, Artur Edigaryan, Aleksanyan, Aghvan Mkrtchyan, Artak Edigaryan, Manucharyan
    • 11' Opportunity for Movsisyan as he bounded into the area. Turned his markers in the Russian box, but a weak finish as his shot flies past a post. Sloppy defending by Russia.
    • 9' Armenia have their first opportunity of the afternoon. Free-kick from Gevorg Ghazarian is nodded behind his own goal by Pavlyuchenko. Armenia finding some joy.
    • 4' Early chance for the home side, but fine save from Armenia keeper Roman Berezovksy to keep out an effort from Roman Pavlyuchenko. Russia have made a bright start.
    • 1' Russia get us off and running in this one.
    • 16.03 Russia are 1/6 on to win this match. I know this, because I have them on as part of a crafty accumulator bet.
    • 16.00 Teams coming out on to the pitch. Lovely day for this match at the Luzhniki Stadium. Russia in red, Armenia in white.
    • 15.50 Good afternoon and welcome to live updates from the action in today's Euro 2012 qualifiers. First game up for you is Russia against Armenia which we will be keeping an eye on for you.
  • Summary

    • 73' GOAL FOR RUSSIA! A hat-trick for Pavlyuchenko as he converts the penalty after Hovsepyan had brought down Zhirkov. 3-1 to Russia. Surely all over now.
    • 65' Pizelli goes for goal, but his shot is blocked from the edge of the area before Movsisyan heads over minutes later. That was a chance! Armenia not dead in this match yet.
    • 59' GOAL FOR RUSSIA! A second goal from Pavlyuchenko as he thumps home a volley. Fine finish from Semshov's cross and the home team are in the driving seat. They lead 2-1.
    • 41' Frantic defending there by Armenia as Mkoyan gets back to make a frantic late tackle on Pavlyuchenko as he prepared to pull the trigger! Almost in for the second of the day for Russia!
    • 26' GOAL FOR RUSSIA! Pavlyuchenko hammers home a volley and the home side are level. Berezovsky tried desperately to keep the ball out, but it is over the line. Russia back on level terms.
    • 24' GOAL FOR ARMENIA! Pizelli races through on goal from a lovely pass by Movsisyan to finish. Wasn't the best finish in the world, but he gets the ball into the net. A shock lead.
    • 15' Great chance for Russia there! Aniukov drove a ball across goal, but Pavlyuchenko just failed to connect at the back post. So close to the opening goal for Russia.
    • 14' Teams for you for this one today: Russia: Akinfeev, Aniukov, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Semshov, Torbinsky, Denisov, Zyryanov, Pavlyuchenko, Arshavin Subs: Malafeev, Alexei Berezutsky, Pogrebniak, Bilyaletdinov, Dzagoev, Yanbaev, Glushakov Armenia: Berezovsky, Mkoyan, Hayrapetyan, Hovsepyan, Arzumanyan, Karlen Mkrtchyan, Pachajyan, Pizelli, Ghazaryan, Movsisyan, Mkhitaryan Subs: Ghazarian, Yuspashyan, Artur Edigaryan, Aleksanyan, Aghvan Mkrtchyan, Artak Edigaryan, Manucharyan
    • 11' Opportunity for Movsisyan as he bounded into the area. Turned his markers in the Russian box, but a weak finish as his shot flies past a post. Sloppy defending by Russia.
    • 4' Early chance for the home side, but fine save from Armenia keeper Roman Berezovksy to keep out an effort from Roman Pavlyuchenko. Russia have made a bright start.

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  • Russia

    Manager: Dick Advocaat

  • Armenia

    Manager: Vardan Minasyan

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