Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored twice and had a hand in the other two goals as Armenia beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-2 in Euro 2020 qualifying.

The Arsenal midfielder, on loan at Roma, rounded keeper Ibrahim Sehic to score a third-minute opener.

He blasted a second into the roof of the net after Edin Dzeko had equalised.

Amer Gojak put Bosnia level again but Hovhannes Hambardzumyan scored from Mkhitaryan’s cross and Stjepan Loncar turned a ball into his own net.

The result boosts Armenia’s European Championship qualification hopes, but leaves Bosnia’s in real jeopardy.

Armenia are three points behind second-placed Finland, who host Group J leaders Italy at 19:45 BST, with Bosnia another two points behind.

Line-ups

Armenia

  • 16HayrapetyanBooked at 85mins
  • 19Hambardzumyan
  • 3Haroyan
  • 15Ishkhanyan
  • 13HovhannisyanSubstituted forHovhannisyanat 83′minutes
  • 21HovsepyanSubstituted forVardanyanat 77′minutes
  • 6MkrtchyanSubstituted forGrigoryanat 75′minutes
  • 11Barseghyan
  • 18Mkhitaryan
  • 22Adamyan
  • 10GhazaryanBooked at 33mins

Substitutes

  • 1Beglaryan
  • 2Calisir
  • 4Voskanyan
  • 5Grigoryan
  • 7Avetisyan
  • 8Vardanyan
  • 9Babayan
  • 12Aivazov
  • 14Hovhannisyan
  • 17Yedigaryan
  • 20Ambartsumyan
  • 23Miranyan

Bos-Herze

  • 12Sehic
  • 4TodorovicSubstituted forBajicat 85′minutes
  • 3Bicakcic
  • 17Zukanovic
  • 5Kolasinac
  • 7BesicBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLoncarat 80′minutes
  • 10PjanicBooked at 72mins
  • 13Cimirot
  • 8ViscaBooked at 25minsSubstituted forDuljevicat 64′minutes
  • 14Gojak
  • 11DzekoBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 1Buric
  • 2Civic
  • 6Mihojevic
  • 9Duljevic
  • 15Sunjic
  • 16Bajic
  • 18Kovacevic
  • 19Krunic
  • 20Loncar
  • 21Hadzic
  • 22Kovacevic
  • 23Milosevic
Referee:
Benoît Bastien

Match Stats

Home TeamArmeniaAway TeamBos-Herze
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home22
Away19
Shots on Target
Home10
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Armenia 4, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Armenia 4, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.

Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gojko Cimirot with a cross.

Attempt saved. Amer Gojak (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stjepan Loncar.

Goal!

Own Goal by Stjepan Loncar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Armenia 4, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.

Attempt missed. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Tigran Barseghyan following a fast break.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Amer Gojak (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Haris Duljevic.

Attempt missed. Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tigran Barseghyan.

Attempt missed. Ervin Zukanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Aram Hayrapetyan.

Attempt saved. Ermin Bicakcic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Edin Dzeko with a cross.

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Arman Hovhannisyan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Riad Bajic replaces Darko Todorovic.

Booking

Aram Hayrapetyan (Armenia) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sead Kolasinac with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Armenia. Arman Hovhannisyan replaces Kamo Hovhannisyan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stjepan Loncar replaces Muhamed Besic.

Attempt saved. Sargis Adamyan (Armenia) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erik Vardanyan.

Substitution

Substitution, Armenia. Erik Vardanyan replaces Rumyan Hovsepyan.

Goal!

Goal! Armenia 3, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2. Hovhannes Hambardzumyan (Armenia) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Armenia. Artak G. Grigoryan replaces Karlen Mkrtchyan.

Ervin Zukanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia).

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gojko Cimirot.

Attempt saved. Sargis Adamyan (Armenia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Foul by Amer Gojak (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Hayk Ishkhanyan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is shown the yellow card.

Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Attempt saved. Gevorg Ghazaryan (Armenia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Goal!

Goal! Armenia 2, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2. Amer Gojak (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sead Kolasinac with a cross.

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Kamo Hovhannisyan.

Goal!

Goal! Armenia 2, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Hovhannes Hambardzumyan.

Attempt missed. Gojko Cimirot (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Haris Duljevic.

Substitution

Substitution, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Haris Duljevic replaces Edin Visca.

Attempt saved. Amer Gojak (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

Attempt saved. Karlen Mkrtchyan (Armenia) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

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