Georgia deal blow to Estonia hopes

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 14.07CET
Georgia 2-0 Estonia
Revaz Barabadze and Jano Ananidze got the goals as Estonia fell to just their second defeat in qualifying Group 2 in Tbilisi.
Georgia deal blow to Estonia hopes
Jano Ananidze scored Georgia's second goal ©Getty Images

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GeorgiaEstonia

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts11
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
10

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Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 14.07CET

Georgia deal blow to Estonia hopes

Georgia 2-0 Estonia
Revaz Barabadze and Jano Ananidze got the goals as Estonia fell to just their second defeat in qualifying Group 2 in Tbilisi.

Goals in each half from Revaz Barabadze and Jano Ananidze ensured Georgia picked up their second win in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2, 2-0 against Estonia in Tbilisi.

Estonia came into the game four points clear of their hosts and having beaten Georgia by the same scoreline in September. This time, though, Otar Gabelia's side would have the upper hand thanks to Barabadze who headed in Irakli Klimiashvili's cross a minute before the break.

Ananidze hit the bar with a free-kick and Barabadze had another header cleared off the line before the result was finally put beyond doubt deep into added time when Ananidze back-heeled Giorgi Ivanishvili's pass into the net.

Victory takes Georgia to within a point of third-placed Estonia whose hopes of securing one of the four best runners-up spots were dealt a severe blow. Switzerland lead the section on 16 points with Turkey six adrift in second but with a game in hand. Estonia are a point further behind and return to action in May at home to Armenia and Turkey before Georgia welcome Switzerland.

Last updated: 03/03/10 21.24CET

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Georgia

Georgia

Estonia

Estonia

12Roin Kvaskhvadze (GK) (C)1Stanislav Pedõk (GK)
3Gulverd Tomashvili
Yellow Card81'
2Taijo Teniste
Yellow Card68'
5Amiran Sanaia
Yellow Card17'
Substitution80'
3Ken Kallaste
Yellow Card22'
Substitution87'
7Irakli Klimiashvili4Aleksei Jahhimovitš
8Murtaz Daushvili5Igor Morozov
10Jano Ananidze
Goal90+2'
6Ats Sillaste
Substitution75'
11Revaz Barabadze
Goal44'
Yellow Card72'
Substitution90+5'
7Sergei Mošnikov
14Tornike Okriashvili
Substitution74'
8Henri Anier
Substitution62'
15Georgi Ganugrava9Sergei Zenjov
16Giorgi Khidesheli10Eino Puri (C)
Yellow Card71'
18Levan Kakubava11Kaimar Saag

Substitutes

1Georgi Bakhtadze (GK)12Rasmus Armas (GK)
2Ivane Kandelaki13Artjom Artjunin
4Lasha Totadze
Substitution80'
14Tanel Võtti
6Nika Dzalamidze
Substitution90+5'
15Martin Tšegodajev
Substitution87'
9Giorgi Ivanishvili
Substitution74'
16Rasmus Luhakooder
13Giorgi Khatiashvili (GK)17Albert Taar
Substitution62'
17Giorgi Tchedia18Rauno Alliku
Substitution75'

Coach

Otar Gabelia (GEO) Frank Bernhardt (GER)

Referee

Marios Stamatis (CYP)

Assistant referees

Aristides Christou (CYP), Michael Hadjinikola (CYP)

Fourth official

Christos Nicolaides (CYP)

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