UEFA Nations League - Group D4
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Gibraltar win competitive match for first time, beating Armenia 1-0

Gibraltar celebrate
Gibraltar's previous two victories had come in friendly matches

Gibraltar won a competitive game for the first time by beating Armenia in the Nations League - and received an apology from the hosts after the wrong national anthem was played beforehand.

The anthem of Liechtenstein was mistakenly used instead of Gibraltar's.

Gibraltar's FA said its Armenian counterpart had apologised.

Joseph Chipolina's second-half penalty then gave the visitors, who became a Uefa-affiliated team in 2013, a first competitive victory in 23 matches.

It was also their first points in any competition, as they lost all of their Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

Their two previous victories - against Malta and Latvia - had come in friendly matches.

Armenia, who had Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in their side, are above bottom-placed Gibraltar on goal difference in Group D4.

In what was an eventful day for Gibraltarian footballers, goalkeeper Deren Ibrahim scored from his own half for English National League South club Dartford.

Line-ups

Armenia

  • 16Airapetyan
  • 19Hambardzumyan
  • 3Haroyan
  • 15MkoyanBooked at 49mins
  • 13Hovhannisyan
  • 9MalakyanSubstituted forPizzelliat 45'minutes
  • 5Grigoryan
  • 20BarseghyanSubstituted forSarkisovat 61'minutes
  • 18Mkhitaryan
  • 10GhazaryanBooked at 90mins
  • 14MovsisyanSubstituted forAdamyanat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beglaryan
  • 2Haceaturov
  • 4Voskanyan
  • 6Mkrtchyan
  • 7Malakyan
  • 8Pizzelli
  • 11Sarkisov
  • 12Aivazov
  • 17Daghbashyan
  • 21Hovsepyan
  • 22Adamyan
  • 23Avetisyan

Gibraltar

  • 1GoldwinBooked at 67mins
  • 4Sergeant
  • 14Chipolina
  • 3ChipolinaBooked at 90mins
  • 12Mascarenhas-Olivero
  • 7Casciaro
  • 8BardonBooked at 86mins
  • 17HernandezSubstituted forBrittoat 85'minutes
  • 11PonsSubstituted forAnnesleyat 90+6'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 21CoombesSubstituted forStycheat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Garcia
  • 5Jolley
  • 6Annesley
  • 9Styche
  • 13Cafer
  • 15Barnett
  • 16Casciaro
  • 18Ballantine
  • 19Cabrera
  • 20Britto
Referee:
Fedayi San
Attendance:
11,000

Match Stats

Home TeamArmeniaAway TeamGibraltar
Possession
Home78%
Away22%
Shots
Home35
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Armenia 0, Gibraltar 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Armenia 0, Gibraltar 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Gibraltar. Louie John Annesley replaces Alain Pons.

Attempt missed. Hrayr Mkoyan (Armenia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Hovhannes Hambardzumyan (Armenia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ethan Britto (Gibraltar).

Booking

Reece Styche (Gibraltar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hrayr Mkoyan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Styche (Gibraltar).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Walker (Gibraltar) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Marcos Pizzelli (Armenia) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Artak G. Grigoryan.

Booking

Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Armenia. Henrikh Mkhitaryan tries a through ball, but Hovhannes Hambardzumyan is caught offside.

Corner, Armenia. Conceded by Liam Walker.

Attempt missed. Marcos Pizzelli (Armenia) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Anthony Bardon (Gibraltar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Bardon (Gibraltar).

Kamo Hovhannisyan (Armenia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reece Styche (Gibraltar).

Attempt blocked. Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcos Pizzelli.

Substitution

Substitution, Gibraltar. Ethan Britto replaces Andrew Hernandez because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Marcos Pizzelli (Armenia) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Kamo Hovhannisyan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Styche (Gibraltar).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andrew Hernandez (Gibraltar) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Artak G. Grigoryan (Armenia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hovhannes Hambardzumyan.

Attempt saved. Marcos Pizzelli (Armenia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hovhannes Hambardzumyan.

Foul by Artak G. Grigoryan (Armenia).

Reece Styche (Gibraltar) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sargis Adamyan (Armenia).

Kyle Goldwin (Gibraltar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Armenia. Conceded by Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero.

Foul by Hrayr Mkoyan (Armenia).

Reece Styche (Gibraltar) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Marcos Pizzelli (Armenia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hovhannes Hambardzumyan with a cross.

Foul by Sargis Adamyan (Armenia).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France21102114
2Netherlands21014223
3Germany201103-31

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium22005146
2Switzerland21017253
3Iceland200209-90

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal22004226
2Poland201134-11
3Italy201112-11

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain22008176
2England201112-11
3Croatia201106-61

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine22003126
2Czech Rep21013303
3Slovakia200213-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia21102114
2Turkey21014403
3Sweden201123-11

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bos-Herze22003126
2Austria21011103
3Northern Ireland200213-20

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark21102024
2Wales21014313
3R. of Ireland201114-31

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scotland21013213
2Israel21012203
3Albania210112-13

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland33003039
2Greece32013216
3Hungary310223-13
4Estonia300303-30

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bulgaria33005239
2Norway32013126
3Cyprus310235-23
4Slovenia300325-30

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Serbia32105237
2Romania31204315
3Montenegro31112204
4Lithuania300315-40

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Georgia33006069
2Latvia302112-12
3Kazakhstan302124-22
4Andorra302114-32

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belarus32106067
2Luxembourg32017166
3Moldova311124-24
4San Marino3003010-100

O

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kosovo32105147
2Azerbaijan31204135
3Faroe Islands310236-33
4Malta301237-41

P

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macedonia33008179
2Liechtenstein310246-23
3Armenia310224-23
4Gibraltar310214-33
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