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Cauņa fires Latvia victory in Georgia

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 21.45CET
Georgia 0-1 Latvia
Aleksandrs Cauņa's second-half free-kick earned the visitors only their second win in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F.
Cauņa fires Latvia victory in Georgia
Latvia players celebrate the only goal ©Badri Ketiladze

Match statistics

GeorgiaLatvia

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts22
 
4
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target15
 
3
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
1
Corners10
 
4
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
8

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 21.45CET

Cauņa fires Latvia victory in Georgia

Georgia 0-1 Latvia
Aleksandrs Cauņa's second-half free-kick earned the visitors only their second win in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F.

Latvia gained their second win in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F courtesy of Aleksandrs Cauņa's second-half goal against Georgia.

Almost a year to the day since a 2-0 win against Malta gave them their first points of the campaign, Aleksandrs Starkovs‘s team triumphed on the road again, this time in Tbilisi. The win does little to improve the Baltic nation's standing in the section, however, with Latvia still one place off the bottom but now two points behind their opponents.

Georgia can consider themselves unfortunate, meanwhile. Things could have been very different had Otar Martsvaladze, from an acute angle, and David Targamadze not struck a post inside the opening 20 minutes. At the other end, Cauņa – whose added-time goal salvaged a draw for Latvia in the reverse fixture – rattled the upright with a free-kick five minutes later.

Latvia goalkeeper Andris Vaņins made saves from Guram Kashia and substitute Shota Grigalashvili either side of the break before Cauņa made the difference on 64 minutes. The PFC CSKA Moskva midfielder caught Giorgi Loria by surprise with a free-kick which the goalkeeper could be forgiven for thinking was destined for the penalty area.

Then, in added time, Vaņins ensured his side of the three points by keeping out a long-range effort from Jaba Kankava. Latvia host Greece on Tuesday, when Georgia will be visiting Malta.

Last updated: 03/09/11 0.47CET

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Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Latvia

Latvia

1
LoriaGiorgi Loria (GK)
12
VaņinsAndris Vaņins (GK)
2
KankavaJaba Kankava
Yellow Card11
3
KļavaOskars Kļava
3
KashiaGuram Kashia
4
KrjauklisRitus Krjauklis
Yellow Card86
4
KaladzeKakha Kaladze (C)
5
FertovsAleksandrs Fertovs
Yellow Card21
5
AmisulashviliAleksandr Amisulashvili
Substitution71
6
IvanovsDeniss Ivanovs
6
KhizanishviliZurab Khizanishvili
7
LazdiņšArtis Lazdiņš
Substitution88
7
AnanidzeJano Ananidze
Substitution54
8
CauņaAleksandrs Cauņa
Goal64
8
MartsvaladzeOtar Martsvaladze
9
VerpakovskisMāris Verpakovskis
Yellow Card39
Substitution77
9
IashviliAleksandre Iashvili
Substitution54
10
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
10
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
11
LukjanovsIvans Lukjanovs
11
TargamadzeDavid Targamadze
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs (C)
Yellow Card50

Substitutes

12
RevishviliNukri Revishvili (GK)
1
DoroševsPāvels Doroševs (GK)
14
SiradzeDavit Siradze
Substitution54
2
SmirnovsVitālijs Smirnovs
15
GrigalashviliShota Grigalashvili
Substitution54
14
PerepļotkinsAndrejs Perepļotkins
16
KvirkveliaDavid Kvirkvelia
15
LaizānsOļegs Laizāns
Substitution88
17
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
Substitution71
16
KozlovsVladislavs Kozlovs
18
GrigalavaGia Grigalava
17
GauračsEdgars Gauračs
Substitution77
19
KobakhidzeAlexander Kobakhidze
18
RuginsRitvars Rugins

Coach

Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO) Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA)

Referee

Leontios Trattou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Michael Soteriou (CYP), Charalambos Charalambous (CYP)

Fourth official

Stelios Trifonos (CYP)

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