Georgia draw keeps Switzerland waiting

Published: Sunday 30 May 2010, 18.56CET
Georgia 0-0 Switzerland
For the second time in four days, Switzerland failed to take the chance to become the first team to seal a play-off spot.
Georgia draw keeps Switzerland waiting
Switzerland remain at the top of the group ©sportsfile

Match statistics

GeorgiaSwitzerland

Goals scored0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts3
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
2
Corners0
6
Fouls committed12
 
17

Matches

Published: Sunday 30 May 2010, 18.56CET

Georgia draw keeps Switzerland waiting

Georgia 0-0 Switzerland
For the second time in four days, Switzerland failed to take the chance to become the first team to seal a play-off spot.

For the second time in four days, Switzerland failed to take the chance to become the first team to seal a spot in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as they were held to a goalless draw in Georgia.

Switzerland only needed a home point against Turkey on Wednesday to top Group 2 but were beaten 2-0, meaning victory was required at the Boris Paichadze National Stadium in Tbilisi to secure progress. That rarely looked like happening, with Georgia instead having the clearer opportunities in a game in which chances were primarily of the half variety.

Nevertheless, the Swiss lead Turkey by four points having played a game more, and will still control their own destiny when their qualifying campaign concludes at home against the Republic of Ireland on 3 September.

 

Last updated: 30/05/10 20.09CET

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Team profiles

Lineup

Georgia

Georgia

Switzerland

Switzerland

12Roin Kvaskhvadze (GK) (C)1Yann Sommer (GK) (C)
2Nika Kvekveskiri2Rolf Feltscher
4Lasha Totadze3Daniel Pavlović
7Irakli Klimiashvili
Substitution11'
4Philippe Koch
Substitution36'
8Murtaz Daushvili
Yellow Card45+4'
5François Affolter
9Giorgi Ivanishvili6Xavier Hochstrasser
Yellow Card70'
10Jano Ananidze7Frank Feltscher
Yellow Card75'
11Revaz Barabadze
Yellow Card85'
Substitution87'
8Pajtim Kasami
Yellow Card45+4'
14Tornike Okriashvili9Alessandro Ciarocchi
Substitution46'
16Giorgi Khidesheli10Nassim Ben Khalifa
18Levan Kakubava11Pascal Schürpf
Substitution89'

Substitutes

1Georgi Bakhtadze (GK)12Kevin Fickentscher (GK)
3Bakar Mirtskhulava14Alain Wiss
Substitution89'
5Aleks Benashvili
Substitution85'
15Amir Abrashi
Substitution36'
Yellow Card90+8'
6Nika Dzalamidze16Adrian Nikci
13Beka Gotsiridze17Moreno Costanzo
Substitution46'
Yellow Card77'
15Georgi Ganugrava
Substitution11'
Yellow Card34'
Substitution85'
18Simone Grippo
17Mate Vatsadze
Substitution87'
19Oliver Klaus (GK)

Coach

Otar Gabelia (GEO) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Richard Trutz (SVK)

Assistant referees

Roman Slysko (SVK), Radomir Sluk (SVK)

Fourth official

Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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