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Cup Final: Zestafoni 2-1 Ameri Tbilisi
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Written by Lasha   
Saturday, 17 May 2008 07:22
Finally Zestafoni wins it!
It took Fc Zestafoni four tries to win the Georgian Cup, but now they can finally take it to western Georgia!
Zestafoni were the better team in yesterday`s final match on Boris Paichadze National Stadium, which was attended by 25 000 people, from which almost 15 000 were fans from Zestafoni (almost half of the city`s population). Zestafoni could have taken the lead in the first half, but Ameri were lucky and went into half-time with a goalless draw in a pretty uninteresting match so far.
This changed radically in the first half, when the match became more open, as both teams tried to avoid extra time or even a penalty shoot-out. But Zestafoni remained the better side and scored two goals between the 57th and 62nd minute, one by Roin Oniani, and the other by young Georgia international forward Beka Gotsiridze.
In the final 20 minutes of the match Ameri pressed Zestafoni into their own half, but only managed a consolation goal by Dimitri Tatanashvili. This was not enough obviously, so the evening ended with Zestafoni fans singing "We Are The Champions" and partying on the streets.

Ameri Tbilisi:
Nadirashvili, Mermanishvili, Davitnidze (cap.), Chikviladze, Elbakidze (sub Tatanashvili 65), Dolidze (sub Chimakadze 83), Dobrovolski, Didava, Shalamberidze (sub Alavidze 61), R. Gotsiridze

Fc Zestafoni:
R. Kvaskhvadze, Todua, Sajaia, Lobjanidze, Oniani (cap.), Akoussaga, Kessany, Vieira (sub Ionanidze 85), N. Kvaskhvadze (sub Daushvili 72), Khidesheli, B. Gotsiridze (sub Ghongadze 81)

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2008 15:43