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Georgia find form to see off Scotland

Published: Monday 14 October 2013, 19.19CET
Georgia 2-1 Scotland
Valeri Kazaishvili and Jambul Jigauri were on target as Billy Stark's visitors missed the chance to join the Netherlands atop Group 3.
by Vakhtang Bzikadze
from Mikheil Meskhi Stadium
Georgia find form to see off Scotland
Valeri Kazaishvili was on target for Georgia ©Eka Eloshvili@GFF

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Published: Monday 14 October 2013, 19.19CET

Georgia find form to see off Scotland

Georgia 2-1 Scotland
Valeri Kazaishvili and Jambul Jigauri were on target as Billy Stark's visitors missed the chance to join the Netherlands atop Group 3.

Goals in either half from Valeri Kazaishvili and Jambul Jigauri prevented a third straight defeat for Georgia in Group 3 as Scotland's 100% start to UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying ended.

The visitors would have moved level with section leaders the Netherlands on nine points with a win, but their hopes took a blow on 39 minutes as Kazaishvili put the hosts ahead. Jigauri doubled the lead before Giorgi Chanturia's missed penalty raised Scotland hopes, but Billy Stark's men could only pull one back through Lewis McLeod.

The visitors started full of confidence and came within a whisker of opening the scoring eight minutes in as Dylan McGeouch struck the crossbar after Stuart Armstrong's initial effort was kept out by goalkeeper Giorgi Nadiradze. However, it was the hosts who took the lead when Vitesse midfielder Kazaishvili slalomed through from halfway and drove in from 20 metres. Scotland attempted to find a way back into the game but fell further behind on 70 minutes as Jigauri scored from the edge of the box after being set up by Kazaishvili.

A handball in the Scottish area seemed set to pile further misery on the visitors but Chanturia's penalty was kept out by Jordan Archer, and it was game on when McLeod scored another from range nine minutes from time. An equaliser proved elusive as Georgia held on.

Last updated: 05/06/15 7.53CET

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Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Scotland

Scotland

1
NadiradzeGiorgi Nadiradze (GK)
1
ArcherJordan Archer (GK)
3
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
2
JackRyan Jack
4
UbilavaDavit Ubilava
3
McgheeJordan Mcghee
5
KobakhidzeMamuka Kobakhidze
4
FindlayStuart Findlay
Yellow Card77
6
JigauriJambul Jigauri
Goal70
5
RobertsonClark Robertson
7
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
Goal39
6
FyvieFraser Fyvie
Yellow Card63
Substitution72
8
ParunashviliLasha Parunashvili
7
McGeouchDylan McGeouch
Substitution72
10
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia (C)
Penalty79
Substitution90+2
8
HoltJason Holt
Substitution60
11
KvilitaiaGiorgi Kvilitaia
Yellow Card63
Substitution78
9
McGregorCallum McGregor
15
PapavaGiorgi Papava
10
ArmstrongStuart Armstrong (C)
18
GrigalashviliTedore Grigalashvili
Yellow Card83
16
C. MartinChris Martin

Substitutes

12
MeshvelianiKakhaber Meshveliani (GK)
12
KettingsChris Kettings (GK)
9
SkhirtladzeDavit Skhirtladze
Substitution90+2
11
RobertsonAndrew Robertson
Substitution72
13
ShulaiaAkaki Shulaia
14
KerrFraser Kerr
14
Pantsulaia Giorgi Pantsulaia
Substitution78
15
MacleodLewis Macleod
Substitution72
Goal81
16
KakabadzeOtar Kakabadze
17
KennedyMatthew Kennedy
17
ChanturishviliVakhtang Chanturishvili
18
PatersonCallum Paterson
Substitution60
19
GoginashviliIrakli Goginashvili
19
HerronJohn Herron

Coach

Alexandr Chivadze (GEO) Billy Stark (SCO)

Referee

Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)

Assistant referees

Vitali Malyutin (BLR), Evgeni Romanov (BLR)

Fourth official

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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