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Georgia hold on to move up to third

Published: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 20.41CET
Estonia 1-2 Georgia
First-half strikes from Tornike Okriashvil and Levan Kenia did the damage in Tallinn but a late own goal set up a tense finale.
by Viktor Solts
from Lilleküla Stadium
Georgia hold on to move up to third
Schalke's Levan Kenia inspired Georgia to victory ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 20.41CET

Georgia hold on to move up to third

Estonia 1-2 Georgia
First-half strikes from Tornike Okriashvil and Levan Kenia did the damage in Tallinn but a late own goal set up a tense finale.

Georgia withstood a nervous late charge from Estonia to claim a 2-1 victory which moves them above Croatia to third in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 5.

Levan Kenia was the inspiration for Alexandr Chivadze's team, teeing up Tornike Okriashvili for the 12th-minute opener before doubling the lead himself midway through the half. The dominant visitors could have extended their advantage, with Zakaria Beglarishvili and Okriashvili both going close.

Yet gradually Estonia began to make inroads, and the excellent Maksim Paponov helped reduce the deficit nine minutes from time as his free-kick was turned into his own net by Solomon Kverkvelia. The section's bottom team pushed for an equaliser but could not break through so Georgia, whose top-two aspirations are over, go third.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.13CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

Georgia

Georgia

1
MeeritsMarko Meerits (GK)
1
NadiradzeGiorgi Nadiradze (GK)
2
KulinitšAleksandr Kulinitš
2
TvildianiArchil Tvildiani
3
ReintamMikk Reintam (C)
3
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
Goal81
4
ArtjuninArtjom Artjunin
Substitution46
5
KobakhidzeMamuka Kobakhidze
5
PodholjuzinMaksim Podholjuzin
6
IoselianiGivi Ioseliani
6
SinilaidSander Sinilaid
9
OkriashviliTornike Okriashvili
Goal12
7
SubbotinIgor Subbotin
Substitution46
10
KeniaLevan Kenia
Goal26
Substitution46
8
KaljumäeMarek Kaljumäe
Yellow Card89
11
SabanadzeNikolozi Sabanadze
Substitution61
9
AllikuRauno Alliku
16
KvekveskiriNika Kvekveskiri (C)
10
PaponovMaksim Paponov
18
PapavaGiorgi Papava
11
PeitreMeelis Peitre
Substitution77
19
BeglarishviliZakaria Beglarishvili
Substitution80

Substitutes

12
PalmSiim-Sten Palm (GK)
12
BegashviliGiorgi Begashvili (GK)
13
VeisAndrei Veis
4
TarkhnishviliTornike Tarkhnishvili
14
MetsKarol Mets
Substitution46
7
SharashenidzeTeimuraz Sharashenidze
Substitution80
15
TšegodajevMartin Tšegodajev
Substitution77
8
JigauriJambul Jigauri
Substitution61
16
AntonovIlja Antonov
13
KukavaLasha Kukava
17
TaarAlbert Taar
14
ChapidzeLasha Chapidze
Substitution46
18
ProsaAlbert Prosa
Substitution46
17
JgerenaiaGiorgi Jgerenaia

Coach

Frank Bernhardt (GER) Alexandr Chivadze (GEO)

Referee

Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)

Assistant referees

Serkan Ok (TUR), Çem Satman (TUR)

Fourth official

Mete Kalkavan (TUR)

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