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The 2008 Armenian Cup was the 17th edition of the Armenian Cup, a football competition. In 2008, the tournament had 14 participants, out of which 6 were reserve teams.

2008 Armenian Cup
Country Armenia
Teams14
ChampionsArarat
Runners-upBanants
Matches played25
Goals scored80 (3.2 per match)
2007
2009

Contents

SummaryEdit

Banants and Ararat got a pass on the 1st round because these two clubs reached the final the previous year. The first round passed without any surprises, as the reserve teams were expected to be knocked out. The quarter finals, however, turned out to be very interesting. Two of the matches had to be decided on penalties. Gandzasar put up quite a fight against defending Armenian Premier League champions Pyunik, and even managed to outplay the champions in various aspects of the game. Shirak also demonstrated a fighting spirit and managed to defeat defending cup holders Banants away, after losing the first leg at home. Luck turned Banants' way as the match was won only on penalties. The semifinals also turned out to be interesting as Banants and Ararat defeated Mika and Pyunik respectively with an aggregate score of 5-1. The final was a repeat of last year's final and this time it was Ararat that edged out on top as Marcos Pizzeli managed to sneak a late extra-time winner for the five-time Armenian Independence Cup winners. The victory gave Ararat an opportunity to participate in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, First qualifying round.

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

The first legs were played on 21 March 2008. The second legs were played on 28 March 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Banants-2 2–6 Ulisses 1–4 1–2
Pyunik 15–2 Patani 11–2 4–0
Gandzasar 8–0 Pyunik-2 3–0 5–0
Kilikia 5–2 Mika-2 2–0 3–2
Mika 11–0 Ararat-2 7–0 4–0
Shengavit 2–3 Shirak 1–3 1–0

Quarter-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 3 April 2008. The second legs were played on 10 April 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ararat Yerevan 2–1 Ulisses 0–1 2–0
Pyunik 0–0 (4–1 p) Gandzasar 0–0 0–0
Kilikia 1–3 Mika 0–1 1–2
Shirak 1–1 (5–6 p) Banants 0–1 1–0

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 14 April 2008. The second legs were played on 23 April 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ararat Yerevan 5–1 Pyunik 2–1 3–0
Mika 1–5 Banants 1–3 0–2

FinalEdit

Ararat Yerevan2 – 1 (a.e.t.)Banants
V. Minasyan   75'
Pizzelli   115'
Ganchev   36'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Ararat Chagharian (Yerevan)
FC ARARAT YEREVAN:
GK 1   Nikolay Sargsyan
DF 20   Vahe Mehrabyan   4'   60'
DF 19   Vahagn Minasyan
DF 5   Hrayr Mkoyan
MF 18   Artur Petrosyan   116'
MF 7   Artur Minasyan (c)   101'
MF 3   Renato de Morais   45+1'
MF 6   Karen Navoyan
MF 15   Marcos Pizzeli
FW 9   Sergey Erzrumyan   78'   95'
FW 2   Sargis Movsisyan
Substitutes:
GK 16   Sergio Ramírez
DF 14   Vachagan Karapetyan
DF 8   Andranik Tadeosyan   95'
DF 12   Emilio Palucci   116'
DF 17   Artak Grigoryan
FW 21   Edgar Safaryan   60'
FW 11   Gevorg Nranyan
Manager:
  Varuzhan Sukiasyan
FC BANANTS:
GK 1   Yevgeni Matyugin   89'
DF 10   Yegishe Melikyan (c)
DF 15   Andriy Cherevko   119'
DF 6   Andriy Burdian
DF 3   Gagik Daghbashyan   77'
MF 5   Romik Khachatryan   46'
MF 13   Noah Kasule   73'
MF 25   Karen Aleksanyan   4'   119'
MF 8   Marko Ganchev   3'
FW 19   Plamen Krumov
FW 17   Semion Zlatev   72'
Substitutes:
GK 22   Stepan Ghazaryan
DF 20   Hovhannes Grigoryan   46'
MF 4   Aghvan Hayrapetyan   118'   77'
MF 7   Romeo Jenebyan
MF 9   Aram Bareghamyan
MF 23   Eduard Kakosyan
FW 11   Arsen Balabekyan   72'
Manager:
  Nedelcho Matushev

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

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