Armenia Beats Montenegro 3-2 in World Cup Qualifier

Scene after Armenian goal (Photo: Photolure/Vahram Baghdasaryan)
Scene after Armenian goal (Photo: Photolure/Vahram Baghdasaryan)

Scene after Armenian goal (Photo: Photolure/Vahram Baghdasaryan)

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—A last-minute goal from Gevorg Ghazaryan earned Armenia a 3-2 win against Montenegro in a 2018 World Cup qualifying game on Friday.

A strike from Ghazaryan completed the turnaround, giving Armenia their first win since a 2-1 victory against Bulgaria in October 2013.

It was the first victory for Armenia in a competitive match since October 2013 after 12 winless efforts.

In the first half, Montenegro went 1-0 ahead in the 36th minute with a goal from Damir Kojasevic. Captain Stevan Jovetic needed just two minutes to double the lead for his sixth goal for his country in the last eight games, lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Arsen Beglaryan.

Artak Grigoryan reduced the lead to 2-1 five minutes after the interval on a solo effort that began in the middle of the field and was completed with a little bit of luck and help from Ruslan Koryan.

Varazdat Haroyan scored his first international goal to tie the match in the 73rd from close range.

Highlights from the game can be watched below.

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