Armenia block Georgia's shot at glory

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 18.55CET
Georgia 0-2 Armenia
Artak Dashyan and Valter Poghosyan struck in added time as Georgia's play-off dream was dashed in dramatic style.
Armenia block Georgia's shot at glory
Two late Armenia goals ended Georgia's hopes of a play-off place ©Getty Images
 

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GeorgiaArmenia

Goals scored0
2
Yellow cards5
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts4
 
6
Attempts off target9
 
6
Corners3
 
1
Fouls committed16
 
15

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Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 18.55CET

Armenia block Georgia's shot at glory

Georgia 0-2 Armenia
Artak Dashyan and Valter Poghosyan struck in added time as Georgia's play-off dream was dashed in dramatic style.

A shock defeat by Armenia in their final game condemned Georgia to third place in Group 2 when victory could have sent them through to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

With Georgia's president Mikhail Saakashvili in the stands at Tbilisi's Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, the stage was set for a major success. Yet chances were not converted, and added-time goals from Artak Dashyan and Valter Poghosyan ensured a miserable finale for Otar Gabelia's side.

Irakli Klimiashvili and Tornike Okriashvili were a menace to Armenia throughout, but the visitors were to have the final say. Things were already desperate for the hosts when Dashyan blasted a long shot into the top corner, and Georgia's spirits were broken as Poghosyan danced past three defenders to beat goalkeeper Roin Kvaskhvadze.

 

Last updated: 07/09/10 19.28CET

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Georgia

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Armenia

Armenia

12Roin Kvaskhvadze (GK) (C)12Gevorg Prazyan (GK)
2Nika Kvekveskiri3Artashes Arakelyan
3Gulverd Tomashvili6Masis Voskanyan
4Lasha Totadze8Levon Hayrapetyan
7Irakli Klimiashvili
Yellow Card26'
Substitution62'
9Gevorg Badalyan
Substitution70'
8Murtaz Daushvili10Artak Dashyan
Goal90+2'
9Giorgi Ivanishvili
Substitution56'
11Valter Poghosyan
Goal90+3'
11Revaz Barabadze
Yellow Card4'
14Zaven Badoyan
14Tornike Okriashvili
Yellow Card85'
15Artur Yuspashyan (C)
15Georgi Ganugrava
Yellow Card26'
Substitution82'
16Artak Aleksanyan
Substitution57'
18Levan Kakubava
Yellow Card52'
17Varazdat Haroyan
Yellow Card26'
Substitution46'

Substitutes

1Georgi Bakhtadze (GK)1Karen Israyelyan (GK)
5Giorgi Rekhviashvili2Hiraç Yagan
Substitution70'
6Rati Tsinamdzgvrishvili
Substitution62'
4Gagik Daghbashyan
10Teimuraz Sharashenidze
Substitution56'
5Artak Andrikyan
Substitution57'
13Giorgi Chedia
Substitution82'
7Sargis Karapetyan
16Giorgi Khidesheli13Kamo Hovhannisyan
17Luka Guguchia18Grisha Khachatryan
Substitution46'

Coach

Otar Gabelia (GEO) Flemming Serritslev (DEN)

Referee

Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Yevgeniy Belskiy (KAZ), Anatolyi Hodin (KAZ)

Fourth official

Oleg Sokolov (KAZ)

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