Armenia rallies from 2 goals down to beat Montenegro 3-2

Armenia rallies from 2 goals down to beat Montenegro 3-2 –

(AP) — Armenia rallied from two goals down to grab a late 3-2 win over Montenegro on Friday for its first points in 2018 World Cup qualifying.

Gevorg Ghazaryan struck more than three minutes into stoppage time in the dying seconds of the match with a long-range low shot from outside the area.

It was the first victory for Armenia in a competitive match since October 2013 after 12 winless efforts.

In the first half, Montenegro went 1-0 ahead in the 36th minute with a goal from Damir Kojasevic. Captain Stevan Jovetic needed just two minutes to double the lead for his sixth goal for his country in the last eight games, lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Arsen Beglaryan.

Artak Grigoryan reduced the lead to 2-1 five minutes after the interval on a solo effort that began in the middle of the field and was completed with a little bit of luck and help from Ruslan Koryan.

Varazdat Haroyan scored his first international goal to tie the match in the 73rd from close range.

Montenegro remains with seven points tied atop Group E with Poland, which has a game in hand later Friday at Romania.

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