Unforgettable victory: Marcos Pizzelli

Photo: Mediamax

Photo: Mediamax

Marcos Pizzelli has had quite a few victorious moments in Armenia’s national football team.

Having played 65 games for Armenia since 2008, Marcos Pizzelli recalls the most noteworthy episodes from his career in this edition of Mediamax Sport’s Unforgettable victory column.

I’ve had a number of impressive games that I will never forget. I did not play in the 4-0 win over Denmark, but it is one of the matches that impressed me the most.

Armenia beat Slovakia with the same score, and it made the Republican Stadium go wild with excitement. Everyone was so happy! It was truly a night to remember.

Another moment that stands out for me is the penalty I converted in the game against Portugal. Unfortunately, Ronaldo’s hat-trick gave the three points to the Portuguese team. Our 4-1 and 4-0 wins over Macedonia are something I will never forget too.

The most dramatic moment for me was the last game against Ireland in the Euro 2012 qualifier, when our goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky was sent off and we were down to 10 men. We had a real chance to reach the next stage of the tournament, the squad was the best one in years, so that moment stuck with me.

I don’t celebrate wins anymore, because it is my job. I train year-round without days off to be ready to play and do everything to secure a win for the team. That is how I feel I’ve done everything right. But big wins like the ones I mentioned, are to be celebrated, and they definitely make me very happy.

Hasmik Babayan talked to Marcos Pizzelli


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