Israel goalkeeper DUDU AOUATE (1) of Spanish club Real Mallorca reaches for the ball ahead of Georgia forward VLADIMIR DVALISHVILI (11), who plays his professional football in Israel for FC Maccabi Haifa, as defender TAL BEN HAIM (3) of English Premier League side West Ham United ducks at the Boris Paichadze National Stadium in Tbilisi. (Vano Shlamov/AFP Photo)
European Championship Qualifying
September 7, 2010
0 – GEORGIA
0 – ISRAEL
A goalless draw then in the 2012 European Championships Group F qualification match between ISRAEL and GEORGIA.
Georgia were unlucky when midfielder GOGITA GOGUA of Russian club Spartak Nalchik saw his free kick hit the crossbar; Israel goalkeeper DUDU AOUATE of Spanish outfit Real Mallorca needed to be sharp in the second half to deny both substitute striker GIROGI MEREBASHVILI of Serbian side FK Vojvodina Novi Sad and defender ZURAB KHIZANISHVILI of English Premier League club FC Reading.
While both sides remain unbeaten, Israel stand second in the six-team group behind Croatia on goal differential with four points whereas Georgia are second from bottom with two points from two games.
gk — NUKURI REVISHVILI (FC Anzhi Makhachkala – Rus)
df — ZURAB KHIZANISHVILI (FC Reading – Eng), KAKHA KALADZE (FC Genoa – Ita), ALEXANDER AMISULASHVILI (SK Kayserispor – Trk), MALKHAZ ASATIANI (FC Lokomotiv Moscow – Rus), UCHE LOBZHANIDZE (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk – Ukr)
mf — LEVAN KOBIASHVILI (SC Hertha Berlin – Ger), GOGITA GOGUA (PFC Spartak Nalchik – Rus), ZHANO ANANIDZE (FC Spartak Moscow – Rus)
fw — ALEXANDER IASHVILI (1.FC Karlsruhe – Ger), VLADIMIR DVALISHVILI (FC Maccabi Haifa – Isr)
fw — DAVID SIRADZE (PFC Spartak Nalchik – Rus) for Iashvili — 46th min
fw — GIORGI MEREBASHVILI (FK Vojvodina Novi Sad – Srb) for Dvalishvili — 63rd min
mf — TORNIKE APTSIAURI (FC Zestafoni) for Gogua — 75th min
gk — DUDU AOUATE (Real Mallorca – Spa)
df — TAL BEN HAIM (West Ham United – Eng), DEDE BEN DAYAN (FC Hapoel Tel Aviv), DEKEL KEINAN (FC Blackpool – Eng), DANI BONDARV (FC Hapoel Tel Aviv)
mf — YOSSI BENAYOUN (FC Chelsea – Eng), TAMIR COHEN (Bolton Wanderers – Eng), LIOR RAFAELOV (FC Maccabi Haifa), BIRAM KAYAL (Glasgow Celtic – Sct), ALMOG COHEN (1.FC Nuremberg – Ger)
fw — BEN SAHAR (FC Hapoel Tel Aviv)
fw — SHLOMI ARBEITMAN (KAA Gent – Bel) for Sahar — 52nd min
mf — ERAN ZAHAVI (FC Hapoel Tel Aviv) for T. Cohen — 61st min
mf — GIL VERMOUTH (FC Hapoel Tel Aviv) for Rafaelov — 75th min