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Georgia leave it late to break Maltese resistance

Published: Friday 8 October 2010, 22.00CET
Georgia 1-0 Malta
David Siradze's header in the first minute of added time condemned Malta to a third successive Group F loss.
Georgia leave it late to break Maltese resistance
Georgia defender Kakha Kaladze shadows Malta's Andrew Cohen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GeorgiaMalta

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts12
 
3
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target4
 
1
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
4
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
12

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 8 October 2010, 22.00CET

Georgia leave it late to break Maltese resistance

Georgia 1-0 Malta
David Siradze's header in the first minute of added time condemned Malta to a third successive Group F loss.

An added-time goal from David Siradze gave Georgia their first competitive victory under Temuri Ketsbaia and left Malta without a point in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying.

Georgia, who drew their opening two matches in Group F, were frustrated by the visitors in a first half of few opportunities in Tbilisi. Chances were more forthcoming after the break but just as it seemed John Buttigieg's charges would hold firm for a draw, Siradze broke their resistance with a late header which lifts Georgia to the top of the section ahead of Israel's encounter with Croatia on Saturday.

Malta proved obdurate opposition in the first period, with Georgia's best opening falling Gogita Gogua, whose powerful shot was blocked by goalkeeper Justin Haber. Malkhaz Asatiani, Gogua and Kakha Kaladze all tried their luck after the break without reward, while with pressure mounting a Siradze shot was cleared off the line after Asatiani had beaten four players in the build-up. Perseverance paid off for the PFC Spartak Nalchik player, however, as he rose to head in Kaladze's cross in the first minute of added time.

Last updated: 08/10/10 22.22CET

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Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Malta

Malta

1
RevishviliNukri Revishvili (GK)
1
HaberJustin Haber (GK)
2
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
2
CaruanaJonathan Caruana
3
AsatianiMalkhaz Asatiani
3
MamoCarlo Mamo
4
KaladzeKakha Kaladze (C)
4
SciberrasGareth Sciberras
Substitution69
5
AmisulashviliAleksandr Amisulashvili
5
AgiusAndré Agius
Yellow Card65
6
KhizanishviliZurab Khizanishvili
Yellow Card31
8
BriffaRoderick Briffa
7
GoguaGogita Gogua
9
MifsudMichael Mifsud (C)
8
AnanidzeJano Ananidze
Substitution73
10
CohenAndrew Cohen
Yellow Card56
Substitution90
9
MerebashviliGiorgi Merebashvili
Substitution46
11
BajadaShaun Bajada
10
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
13
SchembriAndré Schembri
Yellow Card59
Substitution80
11
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
Substitution46
18
PaceJamie Pace

Substitutes

12
LoriaGiorgi Loria (GK)
12
HoggAndrew Hogg (GK)
13
DaushviliMurtaz Daushvili
Substitution73
6
FenechRyan Fenech
Substitution69
14
SiradzeDavit Siradze
Substitution46
Goal90+1
7
SammutKevin Sammut
15
GelashviliNikoloz Gelashvili
14
HerreraEdward Herrera
16
KvirkveliaDavid Kvirkvelia
15
ZerafaJoseph Zerafa
17
IashviliAleksandre Iashvili
Substitution46
16
P. FenechPaul Fenech
Substitution80
18
KoshkadzeAlexandre Koshkadze
17
GrimaMassimo Grima
Substitution90

Coach

Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO) John Buttigieg (MLT)

Referee

Alan Black (NIR)

Assistant referees

Gareth Eakin (NIR), Paul Munn (NIR)

Fourth official

David Malcolm (NIR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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