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Skipper guides Aktobe through choppy waters

Published: Wednesday 14 July 2010, 19.45CET
FK Aktobe 2-0 FC Olimpi Rustavi
A goal either side of half-time from captain Samat Smakov ensures the Kazakh titleholders hold sway ahead of next week's return in Georgia.
Skipper guides Aktobe through choppy waters
Samat Smakov makes it 1-0 from the penalty spot ©Alexander Ivanov

Match statistics

AktobeMetalurgi Rustavi

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners2
 
2
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed17
 
14
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 14 July 2010, 19.45CET

Skipper guides Aktobe through choppy waters

FK Aktobe 2-0 FC Olimpi Rustavi
A goal either side of half-time from captain Samat Smakov ensures the Kazakh titleholders hold sway ahead of next week's return in Georgia.

FK Aktobe captain Samat Smakov struck twice as the hosts ground out a 2-0 win against FC Olimpi Rustavi, but the Georgian side will feel this UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie is far from over.

Indeed, the visitors held their own throughout in Kazakhstan yet were denied time and again by a combination of the woodwork, a lack of accuracy and some superb last-ditch defending. Smakov did his share of the latter though it was his contribution at the other end, scoring either side of half-time, that proved decisive.

The 31-year-old broke the deadlock on 40 minutes, keeping his cool in sweltering conditions to convert from the penalty spot after Teimuraz Gongadze had brought down Marat Khayrullin. Olimpi could have been level before the interval had David Bolkvadze displayed similar composure after being one-on-one with Andrei Sidelnikov. He did not, and even when Irakli Modebadze did beat the goalkeeper soon after the restart Smakov blocked on the goal line.

The skipper was soon back in attacking mode and made it 2-0 on 53 minutes with a free-kick from an acute angle. It just was not Olimpi's day, a feeling confirmed when Gongadze beat two Aktobe defenders and fired at the crossbar – they will hope for better when the sides reconvene in Rustavi next Wednesday.

Last updated: 14/07/10 22.07CET

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Lineups

aktobe

Aktobe

metalurgi rustavi

Metalurgi Rustavi

55
SidelnikovAndrei Sidelnikov (GK)
1
BediashviliGrigol Bediashvili (GK) (C)
2
BaKhalifa Elhadj Ba
2
GongadzeTeimuraz Gongadze
Yellow Card39
3
BonoAlain Bono
3
KemoklidzeRevaz Kemoklidze
5
BadloPetr Badlo
4
KvakhadzeAlexandre Kvakhadze
7
KhayrullinMarat Khayrullin
5
RekhviashviliGiorgi Rekhviashvili
8
SmakovSamat Smakov (C)
Goal40
Goal53
6
ModebadzeIrakli Modebadze
17
GolovskoyKonstantin Golovskoy
Substitution71
7
RazmadzeLuka Razmadze
20
KarpovichAndrei Karpovich
10
ChelidzeGiorgi Chelidze
Substitution85
22
EssombaTiti Essomba
17
BolkvadzeDavid Bolkvadze
Substitution74
30
AverchenkoEvgeni Averchenko
Substitution80
23
ChediaGiorgi Chedia
Substitution55
33
PerićIvan Perić
Substitution87
99
GetsadzeRevaz Getsadze

Substitutes

29
BoichenkoSergei Boichenko (GK)
12
BatiashviliZurab Batiashvili (GK)
11
DosmagambetovTimur Dosmagambetov
11
KhidesheliGiorgi Khidesheli
Substitution74
12
MokrousovYuriy Mokrousov
13
DobrovolskiDenis Dobrovolski
Substitution55
14
DarabayevAslan Darabayev
Substitution80
18
GigauriDavid Gigauri
19
TleshevMurat Tleshev
Substitution71
22
DolidzeGrigol Dolidze
Substitution85
25
SemyonovMaxim Semyonov
26
KhokhlovNikita Khokhlov
Substitution87

Coach

Vladimir Mukhanov (RUS) Temur Makharadze (GEO)

Referee

Bülent Yıldırım (TUR)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR), Çem Satman (TUR)

Fourth official

Hakan Ceylan (TUR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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