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Georgia wary of recent Malta defeat

Published: Monday 13 September 2010, 1.10CET
Georgia lost their most recent encounter with Malta in a friendly last year, though they have at least made a solid if unspectacular start to their Group F campaign with a pair of draws.
Georgia wary of recent Malta defeat
Georgia (white) have drawn their two games so far ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

GeorgiaMalta

Goals scored7
 
4
Total attempts120
 
102
Attempts on target41
 
27
Attempts off target61
 
41
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
2
Corners49
 
30
Offsides20
 
21
Yellow cards20
 
19
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed123
 
130
Fouls suffered126
 
135
 
Published: Monday 13 September 2010, 1.10CET

Georgia wary of recent Malta defeat

Georgia lost their most recent encounter with Malta in a friendly last year, though they have at least made a solid if unspectacular start to their Group F campaign with a pair of draws.

Malta will travel to Georgia for this UEFA EURO 2012 Group F qualifier with their minds no doubt dominated by thoughts of their 2-0 friendly victory against their section rivals in Ta' Qali last year.

Match background
• Georgia's record in five games against Malta reads W3 D1 L1 (W0 D1 L0 at home).

• Michael Mifsud scored in the 64th and 73rd minutes at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali to give Malta a 2-0 win against Georgia in their most recent meeting on 12 August 2009.

• It was Malta's first success against Georgia but not the first time they had caused their opponents problems; the sides drew 1-1 in Tbilisi in their only meeting on Georgian soil, a friendly on 19 July 1994.

• Last year's victory ended a run of 12 matches without a win for Malta following their 7-1 triumph against Liechtenstein on 26 March 2008.

Last updated: 19/09/10 17.00CET

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