Dinamo Stadion - Minsk 16/10/2012 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group I

Belarus - Georgia
2-0
 

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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

Belarus
Georgia

2

Goals scored

0

7

Total attempts

10

3

Attempts on target

4

4

off target

4

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

6

1

Offsides

2

4

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

22

Fouls committed

18

15

Fouls suffered

20

Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Georgia

Georgia

12Veremko (GK) (C)1Revishvili (GK)
2Dragun
28
2Devdariani
46
10Hleb
90
3Grigalava
90
11Renan Bressan
6
85
4Kashia
13Pavlov
83
5Amisulashvili
16Polyakov
45+2
6Khizanishvili
51
17Tigorev
43
7Kankava (C)
68
18Verkhovtsov8Daushvili
19Bordachev
73
9Targamadze
35
75
20Rodionov
90+1
10Okriashvili
49
21Filipenko11Kobakhidze

Substitutes

1Amelchenko (GK)12Kvaskhvadze (GK)
22Gutor (GK)13Migineishvili (GK)
3Martynovich14Guruli
4Shitov15Khubutia
5Trubilo16Sirbiladze
6Plaskonny17Ananidze
49
7Chukhlei
90+1
18Tomashvili
8A. Volodko
85
19Mchedlidze
46
90
14Aleksievich20Dzalamidze
15Kislyak
83
21Kenia
75
23Balanovich22Popkhadze
23Lobzhanidze

Coaches

Georgi Kondratiev (BLR) Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
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: 08/05/14 7.06CET

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