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Georgia and Croatia share the spoils

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 19.45CET
Georgia 1-1 Croatia
Andrej Kramarić cancelled out Davit Skhirtladze's opener to ensure the visitors came away from Tbilisi with a share of the spoils.
by Vakhtang Bzikadze
from Mikheil Meskhi Stadium
Georgia and Croatia share the spoils
Davit Skhirtladze opened the scoring for Georgia on 20 minutes ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GeorgiaCroatia

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
8
Corners5
 
7
Fouls committed19
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 19.45CET

Georgia and Croatia share the spoils

Georgia 1-1 Croatia
Andrej Kramarić cancelled out Davit Skhirtladze's opener to ensure the visitors came away from Tbilisi with a share of the spoils.

Georgia and Croatia shared the spoils in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 5, although both sides knew prior to kick-off that they could not catch either Spain or Switzerland at the top of the section.

The hosts started the game on the front foot with Jambul Jigauri drawing a tenth-minute save out of Simon Sluga. Croatia had been warned but they could not prevent Georgia taking lead on 20 minutes when Giorgi Chanturia found Davit Skhirtladze, who fired underneath the diving Sluga to score.

Ivan Šušak's men rallied and drew level eight minutes before the break through Andrej Kramarić's long-range strike. Chances were few and far between in the second half and the game ended all square to leave both countries on seven points from seven games played.

Georgia take on Estonia in their final group game on 6 September, while Croatia face leaders Spain four days later.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.13CET

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Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Croatia

Croatia

1
NadiradzeGiorgi Nadiradze (GK)
12
SlugaSimon Sluga (GK)
2
TvildianiArchil Tvildiani
2
VrsaljkoŠime Vrsaljko
3
Ted. GrigalashviliTedore Grigalashvili
3
TičinovićMario Tičinović
4
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
4
BubnjićIgor Bubnjić
Yellow Card39
5
KobakhidzeMamuka Kobakhidze
5
KelićRenato Kelić (C)
Yellow Card61
8
JigauriJambul Jigauri
6
AndrijaševićFranko Andrijašević
Yellow Card28
Substitution57
10
DzalamidzeNika Dzalamidze
Substitution71
8
AdemiArijan Ademi
Yellow Card42
11
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia
Yellow Card87
10
KramarićAndrej Kramarić
Goal37
15
PapavaGiorgi Papava
Yellow Card45
11
ČopDuje Čop
Substitution63
16
KvekveskiriNika Kvekveskiri (C)
Substitution46
16
CaktašMijo Caktaš
17
SkhirtladzeDavit Skhirtladze
Goal20
Substitution80
18
MaglicaAnton Maglica
Substitution75

Substitutes

12
BegashviliGiorgi Begashvili (GK)
1
ČovićIvan Čović (GK)
6
Tor. GrigalashviliTornike Grigalashvili
7
GlavicaDejan Glavica
Substitution57
7
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
13
ŽuparićDario Župarić
Substitution63
9
GabashviliKonstantinе Gabashvili
Substitution80
14
BručićKarlo Bručić
13
KokhiaDavit Kokhia
Substitution71
17
BudimirAnte Budimir
Substitution75
14
ParunashviliLasha Parunashvili
19
MrzljakFilip Mrzljak
18
ChapidzeLasha Chapidze
Substitution46

Coach

Alexandr Chivadze (GEO) Ivan Šušak (CRO)

Referee

Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)

Assistant referees

Olexiy Andreyev (UKR), Serhiy Bekker (UKR)

Fourth official

Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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