Armenian atmosphere up at the announcement of this teams in Armenian Christmas Day at the stadium “Michel-Hidalgo” of Sausset-les-Pins. It is in a relaxed atmosphere that the 22 players enter the pitch, the Armenian and French anthems resound to the hundred people present in the stands. The proceeds are donated to charitable organizations in Armenia. Faced with several dozen supporters came to that first meeting, the selection of Western Armenia where players evolve Armenian professionals or semi-professionals playing in the championship of Armenia but also in the championships of France such as UGA Ardziv or Switzerland (Servette Geneva) Division3 well as Belgium and Germany, almost on a par with phocéens. The Armenians were determined. The Football Federation of Western Armenia who wishes to bring together players from the Western Armenia can count on 10 million Armenians in the world where a large majority is from the genocide.
It took 6 minutes to attend the opening of Fabrice Apruzesse score that easily manages his first face to face, and allows Olympians to lead quickly to score. OM then manages the first period, but can thank his guardian Mendy author of several major parades. At the 35th minute the Armenians were close to equalize from the penalty spot. But the shooting Zaven Bulut turned away by goalkeeper olympien.A halftime, OM leads 1-0 to the Armenian selection that plays its first official game since its inception in June 2015. In the second period, arrival of new Armenian supporters drums heats the temperature. Inside the box, the OM midfielder Kraichi his left foot and allow OM to make the break in the 58th minute. Only three minutes after the second goal, Berberyan defender just entered the field for the Armenian selection catapult the ball into his own goal on a strong center Omrani, joined the half. The show continues in this second act. Vahagn Militosyan is not attacked by the Olympian defense. He tried his luck from 20 meters and beats Madade, entered at the break. Armenia amounts to 3-1. While the cold sets in, Vahagn Militosyan doubles the mark on a free kick close to the surface, facing Olympians liabilities at the end of meeting. Armenians are brave close to equalize in the last munites the match. Olympique de Marseille will fear to the end and a last stop Madede allows the Marseillais to prevail 3-2.
Referee: M. Pierre Martinenq assisted by Mohammed Brahim Arabtani and Freddy.
Goals – OM: Apruzesse (6) Kraichi (58) Berberyan (61 og). Armenia Militosyan (66, 85)
OM: Mendy (Madede, 45) – Dubois, Pepe, Toure, Dacosta (cap) – Gimenes (Araai, 77), Chabrolle (Apruzesse, 77), Kraichi – Boutobba, Apruzesse (Omrani, 45) Porsan Clemente. Coach: Thomas Fernandez.
Western Armenia: Khanzaryan – Tepelyan, Bezdikyan, Yagan (cap), Kaya – Yagan, Oz (Odemis, 83) Kurkciyan – Hoysepyani (Berberyan, 53), Bulut (Kaya, 63) Militosyan. Coach: Gilbert Catikoglu.
Article partially taken from the OM website.