Sunday September 8 2019
Euro 2020: Mkhitaryan crushes Bosnia

Roma stars Henrikh Mkhitaryan – a brace – and Edin Dzeko were on target in Italy’s Euro 2020 group, as Armenia beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-2.

It was a very Giallorossi-themed affair in Yerevan, part of Euro 2020 qualifying Group J.

Just days after their 3-1 loss to Italy, Armenia took the lead within four minutes thanks to Mkhitaryan dribbling around the goalkeeper.

His Roma teammate Dzeko got the equaliser, having already rattled the woodwork, by flicking in Amer Gojak’s cross from the left.

Mkhitaryan completed his brace at the end of a well-worked team move by rifling into the roof of the net with real power.

However, Gojak added a goal to his assist, there to meet the Sead Kolasinac cross after it had flown past Dzeko.

Armenia went in front for the third time, this time Mkhitaryan setting up Hovhannes Hambartsumyan to score at the far post.

Bosnia thought for all the world they’d made it 3-3, but Aram Airapetyan performed a spectacular save under the bar from point-blank range on Ermin Bicakcic.

Instead, Mkhitaryan on the counter rolled a ball across the face of goal only for Stipe Loncar to accidentally deflect it into his own net from 30cm.

After six games, Armenia have nine points, followed by Bosnia-Herzegovina on seven in fourth place.

Italy are top of Group J with 15 from five, with tonight’s opponents Finland on 12.

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