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Lokomotivi Tbilisi take control

Published: Friday 15 July 2005, 0.30CET
FC Banants 2-3 FC Lokomotiv Tbilisi The Georgian side emerge victorious despite the concession of late goals.

Match statistics

BanantsLokomotivi Tbilisi

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 15 July 2005, 0.30CET

Lokomotivi Tbilisi take control

FC Banants 2-3 FC Lokomotiv Tbilisi The Georgian side emerge victorious despite the concession of late goals.

By Khachik Chakhoyan

Three goals in eleven minutes either side of half-time helped FC Lokomotiv Tbilisi take the initiative in their UEFA Cup first qualifying round tie at FC Banants, although strikes from Aram Hakobyan and Tigran Gharabaghtsyan brought the home team back into contention.

Three-goal burst
Much of the pre-match hype surrounded Lokomotivi Tbilisi's midfield prodigy George Alaverdashvili and the 17-year-old did not disappoint, breaking the deadlock on 42 minutes. Lasha Kebadze and George Oniani made it 3-0 early in the second period as the visitors seized control, but Banants dragged themselves back into the tie in the closing stages.

Alaverdashvili strike
The late goals will be a blow to Lokomotivi Tbilisi, who looked at ease for much of the encounter in Yerevan, not least Alaverdashvili. The teenager caused his Armenian hosts problems from the kick-off and it was little surprise that he struck first just before the interval, springing the offside trap before sliding the ball past Manuchari Ivardava.

Attacking intent
The Banants goalkeeper was beaten again three minutes after the restart when Kebadze, who had earlier seen a long-range effort hit the post, lashed the ball in from an acute angle. By now the Georgian Cup winners were pouring forward, with wing-backs Roin Oniani and Mikheil Makhviladze playing as auxiliary wingers.

Banants recovery
But it was another Oniani, centre-back George, who secured a three-goal cushion on 53 minutes, converting from the penalty spot. However, with the tie seemingly in their hands, the away team eased off. Samvel Melkonyan soon took advantage, testing Beka Shekriladze with a fine shot, but Lokomotivi Tbilisi did not heed the warning and were made to pay.

Tbilisi date
With eight minutes remaining Hakobyan revived the home crowd's hopes by pulling a goal back and that optimism grew when substitute Gharabaghtsyan further reduced the deficit in the final minute. The stage is set for an intriguing second leg in Georgia on 28 July.

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Lineups

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Banants

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Lokomotivi Tbilisi

16
IvardavaManuchari Ivardava (GK)
1
ShekriladzeBeka Shekriladze (GK)
18
H. GrigoryanHovhannes Grigoryan
2
R. OnianiRoin Oniani (C)
Yellow Card17
3
A. GrigoryanAshot Grigoryan
Substitution58
3
OnianiGiorgi Oniani
Goal53
5
SimonyanKaren Simonyan
4
MakhviladzeMikhail Makhviladze
2
SecuSergiu Secu
7
SeturidzeGiorgi Seturidze
15
KarapetyanAra Karapetyan
9
KebadzeLasha Kebadze
Goal48
8
DoudnikJurij Doudnik
11
KakhelishviliGiorgi Kakhelishvili
7
JenebyanRomeo Jenebyan (C)
Substitution53
13
InomovIslom Inomov
25
Aram HakobyanAram Hakobyan
Goal82
18
AlaverdashviliGeorge Alaverdashvili
Goal41
Substitution84
21
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan
Yellow Card36
19
PurtukhiaTeimuraz Purtukhia
Substitution67
9
GusilaDumitru Gusila
Substitution51
20
SiradzeDavid Siradze
Substitution70

Substitutes

1
GanievTemur Ganiev (GK)
12
ChaladzeZviad Chaladze (GK)
17
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan
5
PopkhadzeDachi Popkhadze
Substitution67
20
KhachatryanAra Khachatryan
Substitution58
8
ChivadzeGeorge Chivadze
Substitution70
4
HayrapetyanAghvan Hayrapetyan
Substitution53
10
SirbiladzeIrakli Sirbiladze
11
DavtyanVahe Davtyan
16
TavberidzeGeorge Tavberidze
10
GharabaghtsyanTigran Gharabaghtsyan
Substitution51
Goal89
17
KipianiGeorge Kipiani
Substitution84
19
Vahe TadevosyanVahe Tadevosyan
25
GablaiaNika Gablaia

Coach

Samvel Sargsyan (ARM) Nodar Akobia (GEO)

Referee

Janos Megyebiro (HUN)

Assistant referees

Tibor Vámos (HUN), Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)

Fourth official

István Vad (HUN)

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