The official website for European football

Nahk nudges Levadia ahead

Published: Tuesday 12 July 2005, 22.37CET
FC Levadia Tallinn 1-0 FC Dinamo Tbilisi Konstantin Nahk's first-half penalty puts the Estonian side in the driving seat.

Match statistics

LevadiaDinamo Tbilisi

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 12 July 2005, 22.37CET

Nahk nudges Levadia ahead

FC Levadia Tallinn 1-0 FC Dinamo Tbilisi Konstantin Nahk's first-half penalty puts the Estonian side in the driving seat.

By Margus Luik

Estonian champions FC Levadia Tallinn kicked off their UEFA Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win against Georgian title-holders FC Dinamo Tbilisi thanks to a first-half penalty from midfielder Konstantin Nahk.

Slow start
Both teams started slowly in intense heat, but the hosts began to take the initiative and put on a positive, attacking display in the first half. On 28 minutes, Marius Dovydenas and Konstantin Vassiljev linked beautifully to supply Vitali Leitan, whose penalty claim was waved away by referee Mark Courtney. A minute later, Dinamo midfielder Lasha Nozadze forced Artur Kotenko into a fine one-handed save with a shot from distance.

Late penalty
As half-time approached, Levadia picked up the pace once again and attacked with renewed vigour, Nahk's free-kick being well stopped by Zviad Sturua four minutes before the interval. Soon after that escape, referee Courtney awarded a penalty to Levadia after Dinamo captain Sergi Orbeldaze elbowed Vitoldas Cepauskas as they competed for a corner, and Sturua was left helpless by Nahk's low spot-kick.

Kotenko clean sheet
Dinamo were determined to level after the break and their pressure lasted most of the second half, with right-sided midfielder David Odikadze creating two promising moments for the visitors. The best chance, though, fell to Levan Melkadze whose close-range header was brilliantly kept out by Kotenko. Dinamo continued to control the play, but Levadia defended well and remain on course for a second qualifying round tie with Michael Laudrup's Brøndby IF.

Last updated: 31/01/12 5.51CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2005/matches/round=2198/match=81172/postmatch/report/index.html#nahk+nudges+levadia+ahead

Lineups

levadia

Levadia

dinamo tbilisi

Dinamo Tbilisi

1
KotenkoArtur Kotenko (GK)
12
SturuaZviad Sturua (GK)
2
KalimullinAndrei Kalimullin
Yellow Card23
3
KandelakiIlia Kandelaki
3
CepauskasVitoldas Cepauskas
4
GigauriDavid Gigauri
5
LeitanVitali Leitan
Substitution60
6
AladashviliKakhaber Aladashvili
Yellow Card27
6
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
8
BabunashviliShota Babunashvili
7
ŠišovTihhon Šišov
9
NozadzeLasha Nozadze
8
NahkKonstantin Nahk
Goal45
10
MegreladzeGiorgi Megreladze
Substitution63
9
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
Yellow Card86
18
MelkadzeLevan Melkadze
18
TenisteTaijo Teniste
Substitution46
24
OrbeladzeSergi Orbeladze (C)
Yellow Card44
20
DovydenasMarius Dovydenas
27
NavalovskyGeorge Navalovsky
22
Hohlov-SimsonSergei Hohlov-Simson (C)
28
OdikadzeDavid Odikadze

Substitutes

12
DjatšenkoAleksandr Djatšenko (GK)
1
ZoidzeIrakli Zoidze (GK)
10
KasimirSiksten Kasimir
Substitution46
11
BobokhidzeMikheil Bobokhidze
Substitution63
19
PurjeAts Purje
Substitution60
Yellow Card83
2
KemoklidzeRevaz Kemoklidze
15
S. PuriSander Puri
16
ChelidzeGiorgi Chelidze
17
RõškevitšMiroslav Rõškevitš
19
PirtskhalavaNikoloz Pirtskhalava
20
MakharadzeKakhi Makharadze
29
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili

Coach

Tarmo Rüütli (EST) Kakhaber Tskhadadze (GEO)

Referee

Mark Courtney (NIR)

Assistant referees

Gerard Flynn (NIR), Derek Mairs (NIR)

Fourth official

Ken Ginnett (NIR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.