viola, the report you supplied is so much pro south african that its not funny , but i just agree with the word 'no suprise' that georgia took the lead.
the georgian team with 7 regular national team players not participating in the team due to injuries and club commintments, including: kinkladze(derby) , gakhokidze(psv) arveladze(rangers) kaladze(ac milan) zura (dundee) arveladze(cologne) and captain nemsadze( dundee) , showed great character, and domination.
the georgians started positively with jamarauli and especially kobiashvili helping the team keep possession with aslo supplying some great touches for the forwards, and the presure was to much for the africans when the little georgian Deme was brought down in the box , which was a clear penalty , (apx-10th minute)
after the goal the africans started to run harder for the ball , but amazingly the technicality of the georgian team provided them to keep the possession , though africans had a chance in the 25 th minute, it was not a threat to goal kepper gvaramadze, but just before this, the african player Manayatela, was sent of after a horrific tackle, which left the georgian in the ground for some time, while kobiashvili was going physical with africans for such an unthought of tackle, with also Rexviashvili staying side to side with KOby , but fortunately (unfortunately
) the 'fight' didn't break out, and everything was settled.
then came the goal of the match in my opinion, with demetradze showing fast and technical skills to confuse the africans and scoring a magnicant goal not far from goal , this guy is so quick, unbelievable.
then came after the break, africans started positively fighting for evry kinfd of ball, and their determination paid of when some african dude tried a long distance shot, and it paid off, with gvaramadze cought suprised, but it was a good goal though .
then all the usual continued, georgians having better of the chances, 2 or three good once, ketsbaia's was a good one, also south africans showed some confidenc after the goal , but it seemed like they thought they wouldn't score another 2 goals against the better side, and that fraustration gave it away , when the african dude tackled realy bad that left the referee with no ohter choice but red, the player wasn't suprised himself, and left the pitch soon.
the chelsea striker elexidze scored with heAD just about 10 minutes remaining , which left georgians fuming in confidence and africans drying up , georgians had very good chances late on after the goal alexidze scored, and they indeed got one thanx to again Demetradze, who has been a 'pain in the ass' for the africans all game, and it was 4-1 by now, but the dissapointing meoment came on fife minutes to go when demetradze was sent of streight away , with many protests from players, he left in a BIG cheer from the fans who was the man who technicaly scored 3 goals, 2 himself and getting a penalty, and he secured his place in side for the EURO 2004.
very good game, and good debuts for young georgians from Dynamo and also alexidze.
the expectations are very high in georgia , they MUST QUALIFY, georgia hasn't lost a game with the new coach, and i have no doubt that georgia will be among the two in the group after the qualifications (E04) .
exelent performance and great night for fans.
no russia can stand in our way !
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