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Unbeaten away record at stake for Greece in Georgia

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET
Greece can maintain their unbeaten record away from home in Group F if they avoid defeat against a Georgia side who lost their way after a positive start to the section.
Unbeaten away record at stake for Greece in Georgia
Temuri Ketsbaia's side started Group F in positive fashion and will look to end on a high against Greece ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

GeorgiaGreece

Goals scored7
 
14
Total attempts120
 
137
Attempts on target41
 
54
Attempts off target61
 
63
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
0
Corners49
 
52
Offsides20
 
29
Yellow cards20
 
27
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed123
 
138
Fouls suffered126
 
157
 
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET

Unbeaten away record at stake for Greece in Georgia

Greece can maintain their unbeaten record away from home in Group F if they avoid defeat against a Georgia side who lost their way after a positive start to the section.

Having lost their way after a positive start in Group F, Georgia will look to sign off from UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying with a flourish at home against Greece.

• Greece coach Fernando Santos endured a frustrating competitive debut as Georgia held his side to a 1-1 draw in Piraeus in their first Group F meeting on 3 September 2010. Aleksandr Iashvili's third-minute strike put the Georgians ahead but Nikos Spiropoulos salvaged a point with a searing volley 18 minutes from the end.

• Georgia's record in six games against Greece reads W0 D1 L5 (W0 D0 L2 at home).

• Georgia coach Temuri Ketsbaia represented AEK Athens FC from 1994 to 1997, winning two Greek Cups. His opposite number, Santos, coached AEK on two occasions, in 2001/02 and from 2004 to 2006.

• Ketsbaia played in both legs when the two teams locked horns in UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying, and after suffering a 3-0 defeat in Athens he struck his side's goal in a 2-1 reverse in Tbilisi.

• More recently, the nations were pooled together in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying; with Santos's predecessor, Otto Rehhagel, at the helm, Greece prevailed 3-1 in Georgia and 1-0 at home.

Last updated: 07/10/11 23.21CET

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