After 22 defeats, Gibraltar finally wins a game

Joseph Chipolina ended Gibraltar's wait for a competitive win as it defeated Armenia in the Nations League.

Published : Oct 14, 2018 00:51 IST

Gibraltar star Joseph Chipolina
Gibraltar star Joseph Chipolina

Gibraltar star Joseph Chipolina

Gibraltar celebrated its first competitive international triumph on Saturday, winning 1-0 at Armenia in the Nations League.

UEFA recognised Gibraltar as an affiliate in 2013, with the team entering Euro 2016 qualification, but it has had to wait for a competitive breakthrough.

It finally arrived in Yerevan, though, as Joseph Chipolina's second-half penalty proved enough to defeat an Armenia team featuring Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


Hrayr Mkoyan fouled Lee Casciaro in the area and Lincoln Red Imps man Chipolina stepped up to score from 12 yards and get Gibraltar up and running in Group 4 of the Nations League's League D.

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