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Sochaux spurred by first-half goals

Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 22.45CET
FC Dinamo Tbilisi 0-2 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard Ilan and Grégory Paisley score to secure the Group D points.

Match statistics

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Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 22.45CET

Sochaux spurred by first-half goals

FC Dinamo Tbilisi 0-2 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard Ilan and Grégory Paisley score to secure the Group D points.

By Pavle Gognidze at Lokomotivi stadium

First-half goals from Ilan and Grégory Paisley ensured FC Sochaux-Montbéliard opened their UEFA Cup Group D campaign with an impressive victory away to Georgia's FC Dinamo Tbilisi.

Sochaux strikes
Brazilian striker Ilan opened the scoring on 18 minutes after a fine solo run through the Dinamo defence, then Paisley connected with Jérémy Mathieu's corner eight minutes before half-time to put Sochaux in complete command. The French side were pushed back in the second half, but survived heavy Dinamo pressure to claim the points.

Ilan opening
While the home side looked lively in the opening exchanges, the Sochaux defence was rarely troubled. At the other end, Ilan shot over from the edge of the area early on, before bringing the game to life on 18 minutes.

Winning goals
The Brazilian darted through the Dinamo defence, beat Lasha Salukvadze then tapped the ball past a helpless Zurab Mamaladze in the home goal to put the French side in front. Sochaux were in control and doubled their lead 19 minutes later as Mathieu sent in a corner and defender Paisley rose above the Dinamo defence to head in his side's second.

Melkadze misses
Dinamo, the only surviving team from this season's first qualifying round, had failed to get a shot on target in the opening period, but started the second half brightly. Levan Melkadze raced clear with only Teddy Richert to beat, but the goalkeeper produced a good save as Guy Lacombe's side came under pressure. Melkadze spurned another great chance on 57 minutes, directing a close-range header wide.

Fading hope
The last chance of the game fell to Sochaux, Mickaël Isabey rifling a shot from the edge of the area against a post as the Georgian side's hopes faded away. They now travel to face Newcastle United FC on 4 November, while Sochaux also meet Newcastle next, on 25 November.

Last updated: 22/10/04 12.03CET

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Lineups

dinamo tbilisi

Dinamo Tbilisi

sochaux

Sochaux

12
MamaladzeZurab Mamaladze (GK)
16
RichertTeddy Richert (GK)
2
ChichveishviliDavid Chichveishvili
Yellow Card45
3
PaisleyGrégory Paisley
Yellow Card89
3
KandelakiIlia Kandelaki
9
IlanIlan
Goal17
Substitution46
4
SalukvadzeLasha Salukvadze
10
OrumaWilson Oruma
Yellow Card70
5
ShashiashviliGiorgi Shashiashvili
12
IsabeyMickaël Isabey
7
NemsadzeGeorgi Nemsadze (C)
14
LonfatJohann Lonfat
9
AkhalaiaLado Akhalaia
17
PitauRomain Pitau
15
KashiaShota Kashia
Yellow Card19
Substitution72
21
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
18
MelkadzeLevan Melkadze
25
MathieuJérémy Mathieu
21
KakaladzeMikheil Kakaladze
26
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution58
25
RomeroCésar Romero
Substitution82
27
DafOmar Daf

Substitutes

1
ZoidzeIrakli Zoidze (GK)
1
GnanhouanGérard Gnanhouan (GK)
6
AladashviliKakhaber Aladashvili
Substitution72
Yellow Card87
2
TallIbrahim Tall
11
DvaliJaba Dvali
Substitution82
8
BoudarèneFabien Boudarène
17
KhmaladzeLevan Khmaladze
18
N'dawGuirane N'daw
Substitution46
24
GigauriDavid Gigauri
19
De CarvalhoBasile De Carvalho
Substitution58
28
KutsuruaGeorgi Kutsurua
20
DiarraSigamary Diarra
24
LavieAimé Lavie

Coach

Gia Geguchadze (GEO) Guy Lacombe (FRA)

Referee

Stefan Messner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Herbert Krenn (AUT), Thorsten Obwurzer (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Gangl (AUT)

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