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Dinamo delight in narrow victory

Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.00CET
FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-1 Wisla Kraków (agg: 5-5, Dinamo win on away goals) Georgian side advances.
Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.00CET

Dinamo delight in narrow victory

FC Dinamo Tbilisi 2-1 Wisla Kraków (agg: 5-5, Dinamo win on away goals) Georgian side advances.

By Vakhtang Bzikadze at Boris Paichadze stadium

FC Dinamo Tbilisi became the first Georgian side to progress past the UEFA Cup first round since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, with a dramatic 2-1 victory against Wisla Kraków, the home team winning on away goals after a 5-5 aggregate draw.

Decisive spell
Two goals in six second-half minutes from Georgi Nemsadze and Mikheil Kakaladze secured Dinamo's passage to the competition's group stage, with the Georgian side surviving a frantic finale after Tomasz Frankowski pulled a goal back 14 minutes from time. George Geguchadze's side held firm, however, to book their place in Tuesday's draw.

Nervous opening
Trailing 4-3 after the first leg in Poland a fortnight ago, Dinamo looked to be up against it and, despite a full house at the Boris Paichadze stadium, began the match in nervous fashion. Neither side was able to take control of the game in the first half, with Frankowski coming closest to finding the net in the second minute, only to see his deflected effort rebound off the crossbar.

Nemsadze spot on
Chances were few and far between until the match burst into life just before the hour mark. The 20,000 spectators were celebrating in the 59th minute, after Marcin Beszczynski handled inside the penalty area while trying to prevent Dinamo subsitute Vladimer Akhalaia connecting with Levan Melkadze's cross. The Wisla defender was sent off for deliberate handball, and Dinamo captain Nemsadze made no mistake from the spot.

Fine finish
Six minutes later the supporters were sent into a frenzy as the home side moved ahead on aggregate, with Nemsadze again heavily involved. The 32-year-old was the architect of the second goal, creating the opportunity for Kakaladze to double Dinamo's lead with a fine shot from an acute angle.

Frankowski on target
The Georgian side came close to confirming their progress moments later, as Wisla were forced to clear the ball off the line after a corner had led to a goalmouth scramble. The Polish side were not beaten yet, however, and hauled themselves back into contention inside the final 15 minutes as Frankowski halved the home team's lead.

Late chances
Both sides had further chances to score in the closing stages, with Maciej Zurawski and Nemsadze both striking free-kicks against the post. It was the Georgian side who ultimately emerged victorious, though, preserving their slender but vital lead until the final whistle.

Last updated: 01/10/04 13.56CET

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Lineups

dinamo tbilisi

Dinamo Tbilisi

wisła kraków

Wisła Kraków

12
MamaladzeZurab Mamaladze (GK)
33
MajdanRadosław Majdan (GK)
2
ChichveishviliDavid Chichveishvili
2
SzymkowiakMirosław Szymkowiak
Yellow Card59
3
KandelakiIlia Kandelaki
3
StolarczykMaciej Stolarczyk
4
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
4
BaszczyńskiMarcin Baszczyński
Red Card59
5
ShashiashviliGiorgi Shashiashvili
Yellow Card28
6
GłowackiArkadiusz Głowacki
6
AladashviliKakhaber Aladashvili
Substitution53
7
GorawskiDamian Gorawski
Substitution60
7
NemsadzeGeorgi Nemsadze (C)
Goal60
9
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski (C)
16
KvirkveliaDato Kvirkvelia
17
ZieńczukMarek Zieńczuk
Substitution68
18
MelkadzeLevan Melkadze
Substitution66
20
CantoroMauro Cantoro
21
KakaladzeMikheil Kakaladze
Goal66
Substitution81
21
FrankowskiTomasz Frankowski
Goal77
23
KankavaJaba Kankava
Yellow Card79
30
KłosTomasz Kłos
Yellow Card87

Substitutes

22
TotladzeIrakli Totladze (GK)
25
PiekutowskiAdam Piekutowski (GK)
9
AkhalaiaLado Akhalaia
Substitution53
14
KukiełkaMariusz Kukiełka
Substitution60
25
RomeroCésar Romero
Substitution66
31
KuźbaMarcin Kuźba
Substitution68
Yellow Card90+3
27
GrigalashviliShota Grigalashvili
Substitution81
5
MijailovićNikola Mijailović
15
KashiaShota Kashia
23
KwiekAleksander Kwiek
19
GancharovBoris Gancharov
27
OmeonuTemple Omeonu
24
GigauriDavid Gigauri
32
FechnerSebastian Fechner

Coach

Gia Geguchadze (GEO) Henryk Kasperczak (POL)

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