FC WIT Georgia Tbilisi had three men sent off in the last 20 minutes of their 4-1 home defeat against city rivals FC Merani-91 Tbilisi in the Georgian Premier League on Sunday.
Mirza Merlani, Tenzig Kobiashvili and Zurab Metreveli all received their marching orders for WIT as Merani-91 made the most of their numerical advantage. The victory means the visitors move up to fourth in the league table while WIT remain in seventh place.
Merani take control
The home side took the lead through Vladimir Gochashvili after 14 minutes, but Romeo Gogitadze drew the scores level 13 minutes later. As the game entered the final quarter, the home side lost their heads and Merani took control.
The key moment came in the 72nd minute when the home goalkeeper Mirza Merlani was sent off. With a one-man advantage, Merani took the lead again through Suliko Davitashvili and never looked back. WIT then lost defender Kobiashvili in the 82nd minute for a second bookable offence and Davitashvili knocked in his side's second three minutes later. WIT striker Metreveli was also sent from the field for a second yellow card and Davitashvili claimed his hat-trick with two late strikes.
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