SLOVAKIA 0-4 ARMENIA

Armenia scored four second-half goals on Tuesday to crush Slovakia and keep alive their hopes of reaching the Euro 2012 finals from the Republic of Ireland’s Group B.

Slovakia dominated play in the first half in Zilina but paid the price for wasted chances by Napoli’s Marek Hamsik and Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel.

Armenia, who had started the day three points behind Slovakia in Group B, turned the tables in the second half of the game, with Yura Movsisyan opening the score for the visitors in the 57th minute.

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Henrik Mkhitaryan scored the second goal in the 70th before Gevorg Ghazaryan made it 3-0 with 10 minutes to play and 24-year-old Artur Sarkisov concluded the rout in injury time.

The result means Armenia move up to third in the table, one point behind Ireland and three points behind Russia.

07.09.2011

Source: Rte.ie