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Wolf steals Sturm advantage against Zestafoni

Published: Tuesday 26 July 2011, 20.43CET
FC Zestafoni 1-1 SK Sturm Graz
Patrick Wolf's goal against thr run of play 12 minutes from time earned Sturm a draw against the Georgian debutants in Tbilisi.
Wolf steals Sturm advantage against Zestafoni
Sturm's Thomas Burgstaller reacts after their equaliser ©Badri Ketiladze

Match statistics

ZestafoniSturm

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
3
Corners6
 
2
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 26 July 2011, 20.43CET

Wolf steals Sturm advantage against Zestafoni

FC Zestafoni 1-1 SK Sturm Graz
Patrick Wolf's goal against thr run of play 12 minutes from time earned Sturm a draw against the Georgian debutants in Tbilisi.

SK Sturm Graz go into their home encounter against FC Zestafoni next week with a slender advantage following a 1-1 draw in Tbilisi.

The Georgian side thought that they had stolen a march on Frank Foda's charges when Nikoloz Gelashvili broke the deadlock after 74 minutes of this UEFA Champions League third round qualifying first leg. However, Patrick Wolf's strike four minutes later levelled the tie and gives Sturm the precious advantage of an away goal.

The hosts began positively and came close to taking the lead after 12 minutes when Giorgi Oniani sent his header wide from Tornike Aptsiauri's free-kick. Gia Geguchadze's team continued to press and were twice denied by goalkeeper Christian Gratzei before half-time. The Sturm No1 first repelled Gelashvili's rasping shot from the left and, moments later, turned Shota Grigalashvili's long-range effort wide after a corner had only been half-cleared.

Grigalashvili came even closer midway through the second half when he crowned a smart team move with a ferocious shot from 25 metres that crashed back off a post. Zestafoni's pressure paid off eight minutes later when Gelashvili was put through on goal with a wonderful pass by Kakhaber Aladashvili.

Indeed, the 25-year-old striker should have doubled his tally within two minutes only to miss an open goal after tricking his way past Gratzei. The hosts paid dearly for that miss four minutes later when Wolf dispossessed Oniani to score against the run of play.

Last updated: 26/07/11 23.16CET

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Lineups

zestafoni

Zestafoni

sturm

Sturm

89
KvaskhvadzeRoin Kvaskhvadze (GK)
1
GratzeiChristian Gratzei (GK)
4
OnianiGiorgi Oniani
2
PopkhadzeGiorgi Popkhadze
5
KobakhidzeMamuka Kobakhidze
6
WeberManuel Weber (C)
Yellow Card11
6
AladashviliKakhaber Aladashvili
Yellow Card22
Substitution82
10
MuratovićSamir Muratović
8
DaushviliMurtaz Daushvili
Substitution57
13
BurgstallerThomas Burgstaller
9
GelashviliNikoloz Gelashvili
Goal74
14
F. KainzFlorian Kainz
Substitution90+2
10
DzariaIrakli Dzaria
16
NeuholdFlorian Neuhold
11
DvaliJaba Dvali
17
EhrenreichMartin Ehrenreich
13
GrigalashviliShota Grigalashvili
24
KienastRoman Kienast
Substitution82
20
EliavaZaal Eliava
Substitution88
29
FodaSandro Foda
Substitution83
55
AptsiauriTornike Aptsiauri (C)
Yellow Card59
33
WolfPatrick Wolf
Goal78

Substitutes

12
MamaladzeZurab Mamaladze (GK)
22
ČavlinaSilvije Čavlina (GK)
7
BenashviliAleks Benashvili
Substitution82
7
HaasMario Haas
Substitution82
17
GorgiashviliTornike Gorgiashvili
Substitution57
12
DudićMilan Dudić
22
ChankotadzeGiorgi Chankotadze
Substitution88
19
BodulDarko Bodul
27
BabunashviliShota Babunashvili
20
KochMatthias Koch
Substitution83
37
TsinamdzgvrishviliRati Tsinamdzgvrishvili
23
StanglStefan Stangl
Substitution90+2
99
LomiaSaba Lomia
26
WeinbergerMarvin Weinberger

Coach

Gia Geguchadze (GEO) Franco Foda (GER)

Referee

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Akrivos (GRE), Christos Baltas (GRE)

Fourth official

Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

Legend:

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