2008 Armenian Cup

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2008 Armenian Cup
Country  Armenia
Teams 14
Champions Ararat
Runners-up Banants
Matches played 25
Goals scored 80 (3.2 per match)

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.


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.


First round[edit]

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


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


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


9 May 2008
17:00 (WAST)
Ararat Yerevan 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Banants
V. Minasyan Goal 75'
Pizzelli Goal 115'
Ganchev Goal 36'
Arnar Stadium, Ijevan
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Ararat Chagharian (Yerevan)
GK 1 Armenia Nikolay Sargsyan
DF 20 Armenia Vahe Mehrabyan YC 4' Substituted off 60'
DF 19 Armenia Vahagn Minasyan
DF 5 Armenia Hrayr Mkoyan
MF 18 Armenia Artur Petrosyan Substituted off 116'
MF 7 Armenia Artur Minasyan (c) YC 101'
MF 3 Brazil Renato de Morais YC 45+1'
MF 6 Armenia Karen Navoyan
MF 15 Armenia Marcos Pizzeli
FW 9 Armenia Sergey Erzrumyan YC 78' Substituted off 95'
FW 2 Armenia Sargis Movsisyan
GK 16 Mexico Sergio Ramírez
DF 14 Armenia Vachagan Karapetyan
DF 8 Armenia Andranik Tadeosyan Substituted in 95'
DF 12 Brazil Emilio Palucci Substituted in 116'
DF 17 Armenia Artak Grigoryan
FW 21 Armenia Edgar Safaryan Substituted in 60'
FW 11 Armenia Gevorg Nranyan
Armenia Varuzhan Sukiasyan
GK 1 Moldova Yevgeni Matyugin YC 89'
DF 10 Armenia Yegishe Melikyan (c)
DF 15 Ukraine Andriy Cherevko YC 119'
DF 6 Ukraine Andriy Burdian
DF 3 Armenia Gagik Daghbashyan Substituted off 77'
MF 5 Armenia Romik Khachatryan Substituted off 46'
MF 13 Uganda Noah Kasule YC 73'
MF 25 Armenia Karen Aleksanyan Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 4', 119'
MF 8 Bulgaria Marko Ganchev YC 3'
FW 19 Bulgaria Plamen Krumov
FW 17 Bulgaria Semion Zlatev Substituted off 72'
GK 22 Armenia Stepan Ghazaryan
DF 20 Armenia Hovhannes Grigoryan Substituted in 46'
MF 4 Armenia Aghvan Hayrapetyan YC 118' Substituted in 77'
MF 7 Armenia Romeo Jenebyan
MF 9 Armenia Aram Bareghamyan
MF 23 Armenia Eduard Kakosyan
FW 11 Armenia Arsen Balabekyan Substituted in 72'
Bulgaria Nedelcho Matushev


  • 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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