The first half of the football match between Armenia and Italy in the third selective round of the World Cup 2014 ended in a draw 1:1 in the Hrazdan stadium in Yerevan.
Italian players started the match very assuredly and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo could have scored a goal already in the third minute, however, Armenia’s goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky grasped the ball. A few minutes later, Andrea Pirlo attacked the gate but Berezovsky was in his place. Anyway, the ball touched Armenian player Hrayr Mkoyan’s hand in penalty area and Pirlo scored the 11-meter penalty at the 11th minute. Italians had another goal opportunities but it was the Armenian national to score a goal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan tied the score at the 27th minute. The first half of the match ended in a draw 1:1.