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Georgia unable to break down Israel

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 22.00CET
Georgia 0-0 Israel
Temuri Ketsbaia's side impressed in Tbilisi but could not get the goal an enterprising performance deserved.
by Vakhtang Bzikadze
from Boris Paichadze National Stadium
Georgia unable to break down Israel
Giorgi Merebashvili (left) holds off Israel's Beram Kayal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GeorgiaIsrael

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts12
 
5
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target8
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
2
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
10

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 22.00CET

Georgia unable to break down Israel

Georgia 0-0 Israel
Temuri Ketsbaia's side impressed in Tbilisi but could not get the goal an enterprising performance deserved.

Georgia had to settle for a single point for the second match in succession as they followed up their 1-1 draw with Greece on Friday with a goalless encounter with Israel in Group F.

The home side impressed again under new coach Temuri Ketsbaia but they were unable to find a way through at the Boris Paichadze National Stadium in Tbilisi. Despite coming under sustained pressure, Luis Fernandez's Israel held firm to follow up their opening UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying victory against Malta with another point.

Vladimir Dvalishvili spurned the best of the early chances when he shot wide, and his miss was followed by Georgia team-mate Gogita Gogua rattling the crossbar on 17 minutes. The hosts continued to press as half-time approached, with FC Spartak Moskva midfielder Jano Ananidze firing into the side netting.

Israel were only able to force one real opening during that time, but it almost produced a breakthrough as Nukri Revishvili saved well after centre-back Malkhaz Asatiani had inadvertently diverted Ben Sahar's cross towards his own goal. Georgia stepped up the pressure after the restart, yet chances remained few and far between. Zurab Khizanishvili, Ucha Lobzhanidze and David Siradze were all involved in one sweeping move which finished with the latter shooting wide, before visiting goalkeeper Dudu Aouate denied both Giorgi Merebashvili and Khizanishvili.

Israel captain Yossi Benayoun, who scored a hat-trick against Malta, enjoyed the final chance, but he was also unable to hit the target. Israel will next take to the field against Croatia on 9 October, a day after Georgia host Malta.

Last updated: 08/09/10 0.16CET

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Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Israel

Israel

1
RevishviliNukri Revishvili (GK)
1
AwatDudu Aouate (GK)
2
LobzhanidzeUcha Lobzhanidze
Yellow Card29
3
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
Yellow Card21
3
AsatianiMalkhaz Asatiani
4
BondarvDani Bondarv
Yellow Card69
4
KaladzeKakha Kaladze (C)
7
KayalBeram Kayal
5
AmisulashviliAleksandr Amisulashvili
8
A. CohenAlmog Cohen
6
KhizanishviliZurab Khizanishvili
10
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Substitution75
7
GoguaGogita Gogua
Substitution75
13
KeinanDekel Keinan
8
AnanidzeJano Ananidze
15
BenayounYossi Benayoun (C)
9
IashviliAleksandre Iashvili
Substitution46
17
SaharBen Sahar
Substitution53
10
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
Yellow Card42
19
Ben-DayanDedi Ben-Dayan
11
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
Substitution63
21
T. CohenTamir Cohen
Substitution61

Substitutes

12
LoriaGiorgi Loria (GK)
18
LevitaOhad Levita (GK)
13
KvirkveliaDavid Kvirkvelia
6
YadinAvihay Yadin
14
SiradzeDavit Siradze
Substitution46
9
GolasaEyal Golasa
15
GelashviliNikoloz Gelashvili
11
VermouthGil Vermouth
Substitution75
16
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
14
ZivYoav Ziv
17
MerebashviliGiorgi Merebashvili
Substitution63
16
ZahaviEran Zahavi
Substitution61
18
AptsiauriTornike Aptsiauri
Substitution75
20
ArbeitmanShlomi Arbeitman
Substitution53

Coach

Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO) Luis Fernandez (FRA)

Referee

Sascha Kever (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Devis Dettamanti (SUI)

Fourth official

Carlo Bertolini (SUI)

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