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Netherlands caught cold by Georgia

Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 21.45CET
Netherlands 0-1 Georgia
Jambul Jigauri delivered the sucker punch to give Slovakia a great chance of stealing top spot in Group 3 at the Jong Oranje's expense.
by Timen Llurba
from De Adelaarshorst
Netherlands caught cold by Georgia
Netherlands Under-21 coach Adrie Koster ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 21.45CET

Netherlands caught cold by Georgia

Netherlands 0-1 Georgia
Jambul Jigauri delivered the sucker punch to give Slovakia a great chance of stealing top spot in Group 3 at the Jong Oranje's expense.

Georgia handed Slovakia a lifeline in the race for top spot in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 3, beating off-colour pacesetters the Netherlands in Deventer.

Jambul Jigauri profited from a mix-up in the Dutch penalty area on 71 minutes, driving the loose ball into the net after Giorgi Papunashvili's shot was blocked moments after team-mate Giorgi Chanturia's free-kick hit the post. Defeat means the Dutch could lose first place in the section – and a guaranteed play-off berth – with the wrong result against their only remaining rivals Slovakia on Monday.

Adrie Koster's side dominated possession, but found Georgia to be slippery opponents. Giorgi Nadiradze made a great save from Marco van Ginkel on 16 minutes, but some weak finishing – and a couple of dangerous breaks from the visitors – were a worrying herald of what was to come for the home side.

After the interval, Tedore Grigalashvili headed against the frame of the goal from a corner and Nika Dzalamidze had a dangerous effort blocked before Georgia made their breakthrough, and Koster was disappointed with his side's response to going behind. "Today we just didn't play well and we will have to perform better in the next match against Slovakia on Monday," he concluded.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.29CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Georgia

Georgia

1
HahnWarner Hahn (GK)
1
NadiradzeGiorgi Nadiradze (GK)
Yellow Card83
2
te WierikMike te Wierik
Yellow Card44
Substitution46
2
KakabadzeOtar Kakabadze
3
Van Der HoornMike van der Hoorn
Substitution78
3
DvaliLasha Dvali
Yellow Card3
4
RekikKarim Rekik
5
KobakhidzeMamuka Kobakhidze
Substitution79
5
AkéNathan Aké
6
JigauriJambul Jigauri
Goal71
6
EbecilioKyle Ebecilio
Yellow Card88
7
DzalamidzeNika Dzalamidze
7
OndaanTerell Ondaan
Substitution56
10
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia (C)
8
TrindadeTonny Trindade
11
KvilitaiaGiorgi Kvilitaia
Substitution59
9
CastaignosLuc Castaignos
13
TsintsadzeMate Tsintsadze
Substitution88
10
Van GinkelMarco van Ginkel (C)
15
PapavaGiorgi Papava
Yellow Card88
11
BoëtiusJean-Paul Boëtius
18
GrigalashviliTedore Grigalashvili
Yellow Card80

Substitutes

16
van der HartMickey van der Hart (GK)
12
GoshadzeOto Goshadze (GK)
12
LigeonRuben Ligeon
Substitution46
4
TchanturiaNika Tchanturia
Substitution79
13
Van AkenJoost Van Aken
8
PapunashviliGiorgi Papunashvili
Substitution59
14
HendrixJorrit Hendrix
9
ArabuliBachana Arabuli
15
SinkgravenDaley Sinkgraven
14
Pantsulaia Giorgi Pantsulaia
17
HuppertsGuus Hupperts
Substitution56
17
Endeladze Avto Endeladze
Substitution88
18
LocadiaJürgen Locadia
Substitution78
19
OmanidzeLasha Omanidze

Coach

Adrie Koster (NED) Alexandr Chivadze (GEO)

Referee

Markus Hameter (AUT)

Assistant referees

Andreas Staudinger (AUT), Roland Riedel (AUT)

Fourth official

Dominik Ouschan (AUT)

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