YEREVAN – The FC Ararat-Armenia soccer club hosted cup-winner and champion of Luxembourg Dudelange at Armenia’s Republican Stadium in the sidelines of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Europa League play-off round and won 2-1 on August 22.
Though Dutch striker Mailson Lima scored the first goal in the 22nd minute for Ararat, in the second half the guests managed to reply. Danel Sinani scored a goal in the 68th minute but Ararat-Armenia managed to secure victory at the 3rd minute of the added time. Estonian footballer Ilja Antonov scored the winning goal.
Armenia’s team, led by head coach Vardan Minasyan, has made it to the play-off of the UEFA Europa League for the first time in the history of Armenian soccer. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan congratulated the Ararat team on his Facebook page.
The second match between the teams will take place on August 29 in Luxembourg, starting at 10 p.m. Yerevan time. The winner will continue the championship in the group stage.
The credit for the video of the goals presented below belongs to H1 Armenian public TV.