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Georgia ease to Gibraltar victory

Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 22.29CET
Gibraltar 0-3 Georgia
First-half goals from Nikoloz Gelashvili and Tornike Okriashvili were added to by Jaba Kankava as the visitors belatedly got off the mark in Group D.
Georgia ease to Gibraltar victory
Jaba Kankava scored Georgia's third goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GibraltarGeorgia

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)32
 
68
Total attempts7
 
16
on target3
 
10
off target2
 
4
blocked2
 
2
against woodwork0
1
Corners6
 
5
Offsides2
 
5
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
15

Standings

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Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 22.29CET

Georgia ease to Gibraltar victory

Gibraltar 0-3 Georgia
First-half goals from Nikoloz Gelashvili and Tornike Okriashvili were added to by Jaba Kankava as the visitors belatedly got off the mark in Group D.

Nikoloz Gelashvili (9) and Tornike Okriashvili (19) provide two-goal cushion
Captain Jaba Kankava (69) adds a third for Georgia
Visitors off the mark in Group D after two defeats
Gibraltar still searching for first point and first goal
Next games: Germany v Gibraltar, Georgia v Poland (14 November)

Georgia claimed their first win in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, easing Gibraltar aside at the Estádio Algarve in Faro-Loule.

Having lost both their first two qualifiers, Georgia needed a positive start and duly took the lead before ten minutes had been played. Giorgi Chanturia slipped a pass through the home defence which released Nikoloz Gelashvili and the forward made no mistake, sliding his shot past Jamie Robba.

Gibraltar, who had conceded seven goals against both Poland and the Republic of Ireland, mounted a spirited response. First Ryan Casciaro's header was blocked by Ucha Lobzhanidze's outstretched left leg, before Giorgi Loria had to adjust smartly to fingertip Liam Walker's deflected shot behind.

Two minutes later, however, it was 2-0. Jano Ananidze measured a pass through to Tornike Okriashvili and, with time and space, the No15 picked his spot past Robba. It might have been even worse for Gibraltar before half-time, Chanturia's deflected effort looping up and onto the woodwork with Robba beaten, before the keeper stood up well to block Gelashvili's drive with his legs.

Gibraltar heads still did not drop, Lee Casciaro drawing a good stop from Loria shortly after half-time, but Georgia made it three just past the second half's midway point. Solomon Kverkvelia's pass was unselfishly dummied by Chanturia leaving Jaba Kankava striding clear and again the finish was clinical, to sum up Georgia's display.

Last updated: 03/06/15 2.42CET

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Lineups

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Georgia

Georgia

13
J. RobbaJamie Robba (GK)
1
LoriaGiorgi Loria (GK)
2
WisemanScott Wiseman
2
LobzhanidzeUcha Lobzhanidze
3
J. ChipolinaJoseph Chipolina (C)
Yellow Card71
3
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
5
R. CasciaroRyan Casciaro
Yellow Card33
5
GrigalavaGia Grigalava
7
L. CasciaroLee Casciaro
6
KhubutiaAkaki Khubutia
9
K. CasciaroKyle Casciaro
Substitution46
7
KankavaJaba Kankava (C)
Goal69
10
WalkerLiam Walker
9
GelashviliNikoloz Gelashvili
Goal9
Substitution67
16
B. PerezBrian Perez
10
AnanidzeJano Ananidze
Substitution80
18
SantosYogan Santos
Substitution76
11
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia
Substitution76
20
GarciaJean-Carlos Garcia
Yellow Card18
15
OkriashviliTornike Okriashvili
Goal19
21
GuilingRobert Guiling
Substitution75
21
DzariaIrakli Dzaria
Yellow Card47

Substitutes

1
J. PerezJordan Perez (GK)
12
KvaskhvadzeRoin Kvaskhvadze (GK)
23
ColeingDayle Coleing (GK)
13
MigineishviliOmar Migineishvili (GK)
4
ArtellDavid Artell
4
TsintsadzeMate Tsintsadze
6
R. ChipolinaRoy Chipolina
Substitution76
8
DvaliLasha Dvali
8
BadoRafael Bado
14
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
Substitution76
11
GoslingJake Gosling
Substitution75
16
KvirkveliaDato Kvirkvelia
12
LopezJeremy Lopez
17
EbralidzeAvtandil Ebralidze
Substitution80
14
SergeantJohn Sergeant
18
KhmaladzeLevan Khmaladze
15
PriestleyAdam Priestley
Substitution46
19
PapavaGiorgi Papava
17
BosioJames Bosio
20
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
19
PayasAaron Payas
22
PapunashviliGiorgi Papunashvili
Substitution67
Yellow Card87
22
HernandezAnthony Hernandez
23
RekhviashviliGiorgi Rekhviashvili

Coach

Allen Bula (GIB) Temuri Ketsbaia (CYP)

Referee

Harald Lechner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Andreas Staudinger (AUT), Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)

Fourth official

Richard Huebler (AUT)

Additional assistant referees

Markus Hameter (AUT), Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)

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