scorer Aghvan Mkrtchyan in action in Reykjavik.
Pyunic Football Club entered the second qualifying
round of the UEFA Champions League after a 1-1
draw against KR Reykjavík Wednesday at
Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavik.
The Armenians entered the match with a slim lead
over their Icelandic opponents, following Puynic's
1-0 at-home victory the week before. Reykjavik
needed at least a two-goal victory to overtake
Pyunic in qualifying.
Despite its advantage, Pyunic did not retreat
to defense, forming several attacks on goal. One
finally paid off at minute 72, off a shot by Aghvan
The home team equalized at minute 80 on a penalty
shot by Bjarki Gunnlaugsson.
The aggregate 2-1 allowed Pyunic to repeat last
year's success when they entered the second round
with a 6-0 aggregate victory over Finland's Tampere
United. (Pyunic was ousted from UEFA qualifying
by Dinamo Kiev).
Pyunic's second-round rival will be PFC CSKA
Sofia in next Wednesday's match in Yerevan.