Switzerland squeeze by Armenia

Published: Friday 5 June 2009, 1.45CET
Switzerland 2-1 Armenia
After taking an early two-goal lead, Switzerland were forced to repel a strong second-half performance from their visitors who hit the post twice.
by Alois Urban
Switzerland squeeze by Armenia
Eren Derdiyok was on target for Switzerland against Armenia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwitzerlandArmenia

Goals scored2
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
1
Goal attempts2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0

Matches

Published: Friday 5 June 2009, 1.45CET

Switzerland squeeze by Armenia

Switzerland 2-1 Armenia
After taking an early two-goal lead, Switzerland were forced to repel a strong second-half performance from their visitors who hit the post twice.

Switzerland narrowly defeated Armenia in their opening qualifying round Group 2 match for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Denmark.

Fast start
Pierre-André Schürmann's team started strongly at the Bergholz Stadium in Wil and went in front through FC Basel 1893's Eren Derdiyok in the 17th minute. Shkelzen Gashi doubled the hosts' lead soon after but Switzerland relaxed in the second half and Armenia came back into it. Henrikh Mkhitaryan hit the post twice and the visitors finally got one back six minutes from time through Mihran Manasyan. There was still time for Armenia's scorer to be sent off, though, allowing Switzerland to hold on and join Turkey on top of the section.

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Last updated: 30/07/09 15.07CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Switzerland

Switzerland

Armenia

Armenia

1Yann Sommer (GK) (C)1Edvard Hovhannisyan (GK)
2Jonas Elmer6Karlen Mkrtchyan
3Igor Djuric3Karen Khachatryan
Yellow Card60'
4Jonathan Rossini4Gagik Daghbashyan
5Gaetano Berardi5Artak Andrikyan
6Xavier Hochstrasser18Davit Manoyan
Substitution81'
7Fabian Frei
Yellow Card41'
Substitution89'
15Artur Yuspashyan
8Shkelzen Gashi
Goal20'
Substitution73'
17Artak Dashyan
9Eren Derdiyok
Goal16'
Yellow Card45'
Substitution65'
8Edgar Malakyan
Substitution46'
10Fabian Lustenberger11Henrik Mkhitaryan (C)
11Adrian Nikci9Hovhannes Goharyan
Yellow Card58'

Substitutes

12Kevin Fickentscher (GK)12Gevorg Prazyan (GK)
14Genséric Kusunga10Gevorg Ghazaryan
Substitution46'
15Serkan Şahin16Artak Edigaryan
16Cabral
Substitution73'
14Mihran Manasyan
Substitution81'
Goal84'
Yellow Card84'
Red Card88'
18Daniel Pavlović2Artashes Arakelyan
19Mario Gavranović
Substitution65'
7Sargis Karapetyan
20Frank Feltscher
Substitution89'
13Levon Hayrapetyan

Coach

Pierre-André Schürmann (SUI) Flemming Serritslev (DEN)

Referee

Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Radovan Stepanovic (SRB), Vladanko Panić (SRB)

Fourth official

Bojan Stojanovic (SRB)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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