Qualifying round (Group I) - 10/09/2013 - 19:00CET (21:00 local time) - Boris Paichadze National Stadium - Tbilisi
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Eremenko spot kick accounts for Georgia

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 22.04CET
Georgia 0-1 Finland
Roman Eremenko's 74th-minute penalty decided the Group I contest in the visitors' favour.
by Vakhtang Bzikadze
from Boris Paichadze National Stadium
Eremenko spot kick accounts for Georgia
Finland players rejoice on the final whistle ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

GeorgiaFinland

Goals scored0
1
Total attempts12
 
9
Attempts on target4
 
4
off target7
 
4
against woodwork0
1
Corners3
 
3
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards5
 
4
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
5

Standings

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 22.04CET

Eremenko spot kick accounts for Georgia

Georgia 0-1 Finland
Roman Eremenko's 74th-minute penalty decided the Group I contest in the visitors' favour.

Having held France to a 0-0 draw in Tbilisi four days ago, Georgia could not manage a repeat performance against Finland, as Roman Eremenko's penalty settled the FIFA World Cup qualifying Group I tie.

Temuri Ketsbaia's side looked to be a little off their game after their exertions on Friday and lost their chance of finishing third in the section on 74 minutes when Eremenko finished from the spot following handball in the area by David Targamadze. Georgia captain Jaba Kankava was then shown a second yellow card, but while the hosts battled on, the match was lost.

Finland created a few good chances in the first half from the flanks, but Georgia goalkeeper Nukri Revishvili seemed to have the measure of them. However, he gave his team-mates a huge scare when he left his area in the 23rd minute, but Teemu Pukki was unable to put the ball into the unguarded net. Revishvili made amends when he denied FC Rubin Kazan midfielder Eremenko with his legs after the interval.

Georgia's best chance came in the 68th minute, when Tornike Okriashvili sent a bicycle kick over the crossbar, and after Eremenko put Finland ahead from the spot, the writing was on the wall for the home side.

Last updated: 11/09/13 0.31CET

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  • Georgia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Spain, 15 October 2013, 2-0
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    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v France, 15 October 2013, 3-0
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