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Slender win hauls Switzerland clear

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 13.00CET
Switzerland 1-0 Georgia
Mario Gavranovic scored the only goal as the hosts recorded a narrow win to open up a six-point lead at the top of Group 2.
Slender win hauls Switzerland clear
Eren Derdiyok in action earlier in Switzerland's campaign ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 13.00CET

Slender win hauls Switzerland clear

Switzerland 1-0 Georgia
Mario Gavranovic scored the only goal as the hosts recorded a narrow win to open up a six-point lead at the top of Group 2.

Switzerland now boast a six-point lead at the top of 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 after a slender triumph over Georgia.

Welcome stalemate
Nearest rivals Turkey and Estonia had drawn a blank earlier in the day to hand Switzerland the perfect opportunity to open up a decisive gap at the summit. It was a chance they rarely looked like seizing during an opening period largely dominated by the visitors but, with 43 minutes on the clock, Pierluigi Tami's side went in front through Mario Gavranovic. It was a lead they kept hold of to go six clear of the chasing pack ahead of the visit of Turkey in May next year.

Timely goal
They might not have been sitting so prettily had either of Irakli Klimiashvili's first-half efforts – one wide and one saved – found the back of Yann Sommer's net. The hosts rode their luck and went in front two minutes before the interval when Gavranovic received Shkelzen Gashi's pass and finished powerfully past Roin Kvaskhvadze. Gavranovic and Daniel Pavlovic went close to doubling Georgia's deficit in the second half, but a solitary goal proved enough to put Switzerland in total charge of the section, albeit having played a game more than their rivals.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.48CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Georgia

Georgia

1
SommerYann Sommer (GK) (C)
12
KvaskhvadzeRoin Kvaskhvadze (GK) (C)
2
BerardiGaetano Berardi
Yellow Card66
Substitution77
3
TomashviliGulverd Tomashvili
Yellow Card90+2
3
ElmerJonas Elmer
4
SanaiaAmiran Sanaia
4
RossiniJonathan Rossini
5
DaushviliMurtaz Daushvili
5
R. FeltscherRolf Feltscher
7
NemsadzeVazha Nemsadze
Substitution65
Yellow Card65
6
LustenbergerFabian Lustenberger
8
KlimiashviliIrakli Klimiashvili
7
F. FeltscherFrank Feltscher
9
IvanishviliGiorgi Ivanishvili
8
PavlovićDaniel Pavlović
Yellow Card25
11
OkriashviliTornike Okriashvili
Substitution90
9
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Substitution46
13
ChediaGiorgi Chedia
Substitution77
10
GavranovićMario Gavranović
Goal43
16
KhidesheliGiorgi Khidesheli
Yellow Card17
11
GashiShkelzen Gashi
Substitution46
18
KakubavaLevan Kakubava

Substitutes

12
FickentscherKevin Fickentscher (GK)
1
TevdoradzeRevaz Tevdoradze (GK)
14
KusungaGenséric Kusunga
2
KhatiashviliGiorgi Khatiashvili (GK)
15
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
Substitution46
10
KutaliaLevani Kutalia
16
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution77
14
KvekveskiriNika Kvekveskiri
Substitution90
17
NikciAdrian Nikci
15
ShoniaTeimuraz Shonia
18
MustafiOrhan Mustafi
17
KvaratskheliaVakhtang Kvaratskhelia
Substitution65
19
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution46
19
Gabedava Giorgi Gabedava
Substitution77

Coach

Pierluigi Tami (SUI) Otar Gabelia (GEO)

Referee

Novo Panic (BIH)

Assistant referees

Mujo Tutun (BIH), Dalibor Drašković (BIH)

Fourth official

Rusmir Mrković (BIH)

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