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Iashvili double sinks Faroese

Published: Wednesday 28 March 2007, 22.44CET
Georgia 3-1 Faroe Islands First-half goals from David Siradze and Aleksandr Iashvili set Georgia on their way to victory over the ten-man Faroe Islands.

Match statistics

GeorgiaFaroe Islands

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
3
Corners13
 
1
Fouls committed4
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 28 March 2007, 22.44CET

Iashvili double sinks Faroese

Georgia 3-1 Faroe Islands First-half goals from David Siradze and Aleksandr Iashvili set Georgia on their way to victory over the ten-man Faroe Islands.

First-half goals from David Siradze and Aleksandr Iashvili set Georgia on their way to victory over the ten-man Faroe Islands in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group B.

Faroese first
Although Rógvi Jacobsen reduced the deficit for the visitors, Fródi Benjaminsen's dismissal gave Georgia the opportunity to push forward and Iashvili doubled his tally from the penalty spot late on. The result keeps Georgia in with an outside chance of qualification, but despite scoring their first goal of the campaign, the Faroese remain without a point to their name.

Breakthrough
Jógvan Martin Olsen's men had shown little sign of changing that statistic, as efforts from Georgi Shashiashvili and Georgi Demetradze tested their goal inside the first 15 minutes. The Faroese did make an impression on the opposition when Andrew Fløtum fired wide on 16 minutes and Mikkjal Thomassen forced a save from Georgi Lomaia soon after, but their hard work was undone on 25 minutes as Georgia took the lead. Siradze struck right-footed from 12 metres to beat Jákup Mikkelsen.

Jacobsen strike
The hosts increased their advantage on the stroke of half-time. Levan Kobiashvili found Iashvili inside the area, and he drove a low shot into the net. To their credit the Faroese responded, and after Súni Olsen twice troubled Lomaia, he set up Christian Jacobsen to break his country's goalscoring duck. Jákup Borg almost silenced the crowd two minutes later when he came close to an equaliser, yet a minute of madness from Benjaminsen all but ended their revival.

Iashvili penalty
The midfielder was booked for unsporting conduct on 64 minutes, and 60 seconds later was ordered off for a second yellow card. Despite their numerical superiority, though, Georgia were never allowed to settle and Christian Holst's close-range header had to be parried by Lomaia with four minutes remaining. However, Súni Olsen enabled Georgia to settle the match in stoppage time when he brought down Demetradze and Iashvili converted for Klaus Toppmöller's team.

Last updated: 29/03/07 1.22CET

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Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
LomaiaGeorgi Lomaia (GK)
1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK)
5
KvirkveliaDavid Kvirkvelia
2
S. OlsenSúni Olsen
7
TskitishviliLevan Tskitishvili
3
DjurhuusMarni Djurhuus
9
IashviliAleksandre Iashvili
Goal45+1
Goal90+2
4
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
10
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili (C)
Yellow Card55
Substitution61
6
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
Goal56
20
MujiriDavid Mujiri
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
Yellow Card58
Red Card63
22
KankavaJaba Kankava
8
ThomassenMikkjal Thomassen
23
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
9
BorgJákup Borg
Substitution90+1
30
DemetradzeGeorgi Demetradze
10
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
37
ShashiashviliGiorgi Shashiashvili
11
FløtumAndrew Fløtum
Substitution43
43
SiradzeDavit Siradze
Goal26
Yellow Card63
13
JohannesenÓli Johannesen (C)

Substitutes

29
RevishviliNukri Revishvili (GK)
16
M. JoensenMeinhardt Joensen (GK)
18
MenteshashviliZurab Menteshashvili
Substitution61
5
SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
Substitution90+1
25
EliavaZaal Eliava
12
S. JoensenSámal Joensen
31
KobakhidzeAlexander Kobakhidze
14
HolstChristian Holst
Substitution43
32
AshvetiaMikheil Ashvetia
15
T. HansenTem Hansen
3
KhizaneishviliOtar Khizaneishvili
17
Ra. NolsøeRasmus Nolsøe
41
BurduliVladimer Burduli
18
HørgMortan úr Hørg

Coach

Klaus Toppmöller (GER) Jógvan Martin Olsen (FRO)

Referee

Pavel Saliy (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Ruslan Duzmambetov (KAZ), Oleg Sokolov (KAZ)

Fourth official

Akmalkhan Kholmatov (KAZ)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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