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Chapuisat caps Swiss return

Published: Sunday 8 September 2002, 19.00CET
Switzerland 4-1 Georgia Stéphane Chapuisat scores on his comeback to cap Swiss win.

Match statistics

SwitzerlandGeorgia

Goals scored4
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:49 CET

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Published: Sunday 8 September 2002, 19.00CET

Chapuisat caps Swiss return

Switzerland 4-1 Georgia Stéphane Chapuisat scores on his comeback to cap Swiss win.

Switzerland 4-1 Georgia
Swiss striker Stéphane Chapuisat capped his competitive comeback from international retirement with the final goal in his country's 4-1 home victory over Georgia in Basel on Sunday.

Frei on fire
Switzerland coach Koebi Kuhn watched his side produce an impressive performance inside the Saint Jakob stadium, as Georgia succumbed with relative ease in the EURO 2004™ Group 10 qualifying encounter. Former Under-21 striker Alexander Frei opened the scoring eight minutes before the interval, after his team-mates had contrived to miss a handful of presentable chances.

Müller makes it safe
Georgia's Shota Arveladze, who plays his club football in Scotland with Rangers FC, equalised shortly after the hour mark, before the hosts made sure of the points with three further goals. FC Basel's Hakan Yakin, playing in his home stadium, marked an impressive performance with his side's second goal, before Patrick Müller made it 3-1 on 74 minutes.

Chapuisat strike
The stage was then set for 33-year-old BSC Young Boys striker Chapuisat to complete the victory with nine minutes remaining, scoring his first international goal since coming out of international retirement in August.

Russia rampant
On Saturday, Russia beat the Republic of Ireland 4-2 at the Lokomotiv stadium in Moscow in the other Group 10 fixture. Albania complete the lineup in the five-team section.

Last updated: 09/09/02 13.14CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Georgia

Georgia

1
StielJörg Stiel (C)
1
GvaramadzeDavid Gvaramadze
2
HaasBernt Haas
Yellow Card79
2
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
Yellow Card65
3
MagninLudovic Magnin
Substitution82
3
ShekiladzeGela Shekiladze
Yellow Card33
4
HenchozStéphane Henchoz
4
KaladzeKakha Kaladze
Yellow Card35
5
YakinMurat Yakin
5
SadjaiaEdik Sadjaia
Substitution46
6
VogelJohann Vogel
Substitution68
6
TskitishviliLevan Tskitishvili
7
CabanasRicardo Cabanas
7
NemsadzeGeorgi Nemsadze (C)
8
MüllerPatrick Müller
Goal74
8
JamarauliGocha Jamarauli
9
A. FreiAlexander Frei
Goal37
9
DemetradzeGeorgi Demetradze
10
Hakan YakinHakan Yakin
Goal62
Substitution73
10
KinkladzeGiorgi Kinkladze
Substitution46
11
ChapuisatStéphane Chapuisat
Goal81
11
S. ArveladzeShota Arveladze
Goal62

Substitutes

12
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler
12
LomaiaGeorgi Lomaia
14
WickyRaphael Wicky
Substitution73
13
RekhviashviliAleksandr Rekhviashvili
Substitution46
Yellow Card71
Substitution84
15
CelestiniFabio Celestini
Substitution68
14
KavelashviliMikheil Kavelashvili
Substitution84
18
BernerBruno Berner
Substitution82
18
BurduliVladimer Burduli
Substitution46
13
MeyerRemo Meyer
15
KhizaneishviliOtar Khizaneishvili
16
CantaluppiMario Cantaluppi
16
ShashiashviliGiorgi Shashiashvili
17
ThurreLéonard Thurre
17
JanashiaZaza Janashia

Coach

Jakob Kuhn (SUI) Alexandr Chivadze (GEO)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Lubomir Suchy (SVK), Vladimir Medved (SVK)

Fourth official

Anton Stredak (SVK)

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