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Armenia block Georgia's shot at glory

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 19.55CET
Georgia 0-2 Armenia
Artak Dashyan and Valter Poghosyan struck in added time as Georgia's play-off dream was dashed in dramatic style.
Armenia block Georgia's shot at glory
Two late Armenia goals ended Georgia's hopes of a play-off place ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 19.55CET

Armenia block Georgia's shot at glory

Georgia 0-2 Armenia
Artak Dashyan and Valter Poghosyan struck in added time as Georgia's play-off dream was dashed in dramatic style.

A shock defeat by Armenia in their final game condemned Georgia to third place in Group 2 when victory could have sent them through to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

With Georgia's president Mikhail Saakashvili in the stands at Tbilisi's Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, the stage was set for a major success. Yet chances were not converted, and added-time goals from Artak Dashyan and Valter Poghosyan ensured a miserable finale for Otar Gabelia's side.

Irakli Klimiashvili and Tornike Okriashvili were a menace to Armenia throughout, but the visitors were to have the final say. Things were already desperate for the hosts when Dashyan blasted a long shot into the top corner, and Georgia's spirits were broken as Poghosyan danced past three defenders to beat goalkeeper Roin Kvaskhvadze.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.40CET

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Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Armenia

Armenia

12
KvaskhvadzeRoin Kvaskhvadze (GK) (C)
12
PrazyanGevorg Prazyan (GK)
2
KvekveskiriNika Kvekveskiri
3
Artashes ArakelyanArtashes Arakelyan
3
TomashviliGulverd Tomashvili
6
M. VoskanyanMasis Voskanyan
4
TotadzeLasha Totadze
8
HayrapetyanLevon Hayrapetyan
7
KlimiashviliIrakli Klimiashvili
Yellow Card26
Substitution62
9
BadalyanGevorg Badalyan
Substitution70
8
DaushviliMurtaz Daushvili
10
DashyanArtak Dashyan
Goal90+2
9
IvanishviliGiorgi Ivanishvili
Substitution56
11
V. PoghosyanValter Poghosyan
Goal90+3
11
BarabadzeRevaz Barabadze
Yellow Card4
14
BadoyanZaven Badoyan
14
OkriashviliTornike Okriashvili
Yellow Card85
15
YuspashyanArtur Yuspashyan (C)
15
GanugravaGeorgi Ganugrava
Yellow Card26
Substitution82
16
AleksanyanArtak Aleksanyan
Substitution57
18
KakubavaLevan Kakubava
Yellow Card52
17
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
Yellow Card26
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
BakhtadzeGeorgi Bakhtadze (GK)
1
IsraelyanKaren Israelyan (GK)
5
RekhviashviliGiorgi Rekhviashvili
2
YaganHiraç Yagan
Substitution70
6
TsinamdzgvrishviliRati Tsinamdzgvrishvili
Substitution62
4
DaghbashyanGagik Daghbashyan
10
SharashenidzeTeimuraz Sharashenidze
Substitution56
5
AndrikyanArtak Andrikyan
Substitution57
13
ChediaGiorgi Chedia
Substitution82
7
KarapetyanSargis Karapetyan
16
KhidesheliGiorgi Khidesheli
13
K. HovhannisyanKamo Hovhannisyan
17
GuguchiaLuka Guguchia
18
KhachatryanGrisha Khachatryan
Substitution46

Coach

Otar Gabelia (GEO) Flemming Serritslev (DEN)

Referee

Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Evgeni Belski (KAZ), Anatoli Hodin (KAZ)

Fourth official

Oleg Sokolov (KAZ)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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