Qualifying round (Group I) - 16/10/2012 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time) - Dinamo Stadion - Minsk
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Georgia undermined by early Belarus blitz

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 20.30CET
Belarus 2-0 Georgia
Georgi Kondratiev's charges earned their first victory in Group I, avenging September's defeat by the same opponents in the process.
by Denis Orlov
Georgia undermined by early Belarus blitz
Belarus celebrate Stanislav Dragun's 28th-minute goal ©Pressball

Match statistics

BelarusGeorgia

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts7
 
10
Attempts on target3
 
4
off target4
 
4
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners1
 
6
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed22
 
18
Fouls suffered15
 
20

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 09:46 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 20.30CET

Georgia undermined by early Belarus blitz

Belarus 2-0 Georgia
Georgi Kondratiev's charges earned their first victory in Group I, avenging September's defeat by the same opponents in the process.

First-half goals from Renan Bressan and Stanislav Dragun ensured Belarus avenged their away defeat by Georgia in September with a 2-0 win in Minsk.

Determined to bounce back after Friday's 4-0 home loss to Spain left them point-less and bottom of Group I, Belarus rallied from the outset and an attacking side, strengthened by an FC BATE Borisov backbone, did the damage in style early on.

Dragun and Bressan were the most influential men on the pitch, and the former fed the latter to fire in from close range after just six minutes. Bressan then repaid the favour midway through the first half, crossing nicely for FC Dinamo Minsk captain Dragun to double the advantage with a 28th-minute header. Georgia came back into the game close to half-time, but Sergei Veremko twice repelled David Targamadze.

Belarus ceded possession after the interval, soaking up the pressure and attempting to sting Georgia on the counter. Vitali Rodionov eventually passed up two chances, denied by keeper Nukri Revishvili, before hitting the post from ten metres. The hosts were not made to rue the missed opportunities, however, and went on to earn their first win of qualifying.

Last updated: 19/10/12 10.27CET

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Lineup

Belarus

Belarus

Georgia

Georgia

12Sergei Veremko (GK) (C)1Nukri Revishvili (GK)
2Stanislav Dragun
Goal28
2David Devdariani
Substitution46
10Aleksandr Hleb
Yellow Card90
3Gia Grigalava
Yellow Card90
11Renan Bressan
Goal6
Substitution85
4Guram Kashia
13Aleksandr Pavlov
Substitution83
5Aleksandr Amisulashvili
16Denis Polyakov
Yellow Card45+2
6Zurab Khizanishvili
Yellow Card51
17Yan Tigorev
Yellow Card43
7Jaba Kankava (C)
Yellow Card68
18Dmitri Verkhovtsov8Murtaz Daushvili
19Maksim Bordachev
Yellow Card73
9David Targamadze
Yellow Card35
Substitution75
20Vitali Rodionov
Substitution90+1
10Tornike Okriashvili
Substitution49
21Egor Filipenko11Alexander Kobakhidze

Substitutes

1Anton Amelchenko (GK)12Roin Kvaskhvadze (GK)
22Aleksandr Gutor (GK)13Omar Migineishvili (GK)
3Aleksandr Martynovich14Alexander Guruli
4Igor Shitov15Akaki Khubutia
5Vitali Trubilo16Irakli Sirbiladze
6Pavel Plaskonny17Jano Ananidze
Substitution49
7Andrei Chukhlei
Substitution90+1
18Gulverd Tomashvili
8Aleksandr Volodko
Substitution85
19Levan Mchedlidze
Substitution46
Yellow Card90
14Ilya Aleksievich20Nika Dzalamidze
15Sergei Kislyak
Substitution83
21Levan Kenia
Substitution75
23Sergei Balanovich22Giorgi Popkhadze
23Ucha Lobzhanidze

Coach

Georgi Kondratiev (BLR) Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Brandner (AUT), Klaus Strasser (AUT)

Fourth official

Markus Hameter (AUT)

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  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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