The Armenia national football team scored its first victory in the second group of League C of the UEFA Nations League.
In the second round, the Armenian team played with the Estonian team and beat the latter 2-0 at Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan in Yerevan. This was the first victory of renowned Spanish football manager Joaquin Caparros as the head coach of the Armenia national football team.
Compared to the previous match against the Macedonians, Joaquin Caparros made three changes in the starting lineup.
The first part of the match was tough, and there were no goals. The Armenian team was trying to score goals more often, but the opponent was good at defense. There was a more or less dangerous moment at the 34th minute when the Russian Khimki’s midfielder Arshak Koryan moved forward through the center and struck the ball from the area near the penalty square, but it was crooked. It seemed as though the teams would go for a break with a tie (0-0), but Alexandre Karapetyan tended to differ. At the 44th minute, Tambov’s forward Arshak Koryan’s successful actions and transfer helped open the score, and the teams went for a break with the score 1-0.
The Armenian team could have doubled the score in the beginning of the second half, but the Belarusian Neman’s midfielder Gegham Kadimyan hesitated and missed the moment to strike. At the 64th minute, 21-yaer-old midfielder of Slovakia’s Zhilina Vahan Bichakhchyan came out to the field and could have immediately celebrated his entry into the Armenia national football team with a goal, but he missed the moment for a real goal just seconds after he came out to the field. Nevertheless, after a short while, FC Gandzasar-Kapan’s midfielder Vbeymar Angulo scored the second goal of the Armenian national team.
The next match of the Armenia national football team in the UEFA Nations League will be against the Georgia national football team on October 8.
UEFA Nations League, second round
League C, second group
Alexandre Karapetyan, 44, Vbeymar Angulo, 65
Armenia: David Yurchenko, Hovhannes Hambardzumyan, Varazdat Haroyan, Andre Kalisir (Taron Voskanyan, 46), Arman Hovhannisyan, Artak Grigoryan, Vbeymar Angulo, Gegham Kadimyan (Khoren Bayramyan, 73), Arshak Koryan (Vahan Bichakhchyan, 64), Tigran Barseghyan, Alexandre Karapetyan.