Georgia 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland | 2020 - UEFA European Qualifiers | 2026233

UEFA European ChampionshipQualifying Round | Boris Paichadze Erovnuli Stadioni, Tbilisi
12 October 2019 - 17:00 (local time)

Georgia 0 - 0 Republic of Ireland

Full-time
Georgia Republic of Ireland

Ireland earn draw in Tbilisi

Ireland started the game strongly, with defender John Egan’s glancing header finding the post inside the opening five minutes.
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Despite any clear chances, the home side constantly threatened in the opening period with Giorgi Kvilitaia causing Ireland problems on the counter attack.

Ireland ended the opening 45-minutes strongly with chances in the final minutes, but it remained scoreless at the break.

Both sides continued to press after the break, but neither Darren Randolph or Giorgi Loria were overly tested.

In the 78th-minute, Aaron Connolly came on for his senior international debut, and had an opportunity to score in the dying moments but was unable to convert.

Ireland now travel to Switzerland to play the group’s top seeds in Geneva on Tuesday.

Georgia: Giorgi Loria; Otar Kakabadze, Guran Kashia, Gia Grigalava, Jemal Tabidze; Jaba Kankava (capt), Otar Kiteishvili (Giorgi Aburjania 90); Tornike Okriashvilli (Elguja Lobjanidze 79), Jano Ananidze, Valeri Qazaishvili; Giorgi Kvilitaia (Levan Shengelia 73)

Republic of Ireland: Darren Randolph; Seamus Coleman (capt), Shane Duffy, John Egan, Matt Doherty; Jeff Hendrick, Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane (Derrick Williams 90+3); Callum Robinson (Alan Browne 73), James Collins (Aaron Connolly 78), James McClean

Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)

Tactical Lineups

Georgia

1 Loria (G) 2 Kakabadze 4 Kashia 7 Kankava (C) 8 Qazaishvili 9 Okriashvili 10 Ananidze 11 Kvilitaia 13 Kiteishvili 16 Tabidze 18 Grigalava

Substitutes

  • 12 Giorgi Makaridze (G)
  • 17 Lazare Kupatadze (G)
  • 3 Davit Khocholava
  • 5 Solomon Kverkvelia
  • 6 Murtaz Daushvili
  • 14 Elguja Lobjanidze
  • 15 Giorgi Aburjania
  • 19 Levan Shengelia
  • 20 Giorgi Kharaishvili
  • 22 Giorgi Navalovski
  • 23 Saba Lobzhanidze

Republic of Ireland

23 Randolph (G) 2 Coleman (C) 4 Duffy 5 Egan 6 Whelan 7 Doherty 11 McClean 12 Robinson 13 Hendrick 14 Hourihane 21 Collins

Officials

  • Referee Marco Guida
  • Assistant Referee Ciro Carbone
  • Assistant Referee Matteo Passeri
  • 4th Referee Daniele Doveri
  • Uefa Delegate Florian Prunea
  • Referee Observer Eugen Strigel

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Valeri Qazaishvili (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 3" Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on James McClean (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 4" John Egan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 4" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Valeri Qazaishvili (Georgia).
  • 4" Jemal Tabidze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" Jaba Kankava (Georgia) fouls.
  • 8" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 10" Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland).
  • 10" John Egan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 11" John Egan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Giorgi Kvilitaia (Georgia).
  • 11" Tornike Okriashvili (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 11" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 13" Jaba Kankava (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 16" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 16" Jaba Kankava (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 16" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 16" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 26" Otar Kiteishvili (Georgia) fouls.
  • 27" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 29" James Collins (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Gia Grigalava (Georgia).
  • 29" Gia Grigalava (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 30" Matt Doherty (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jaba Kankava (Georgia).
  • 30" Jaba Kankava (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 36" James Collins (Republic of Ireland) handles the ball.
  • 36" Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 40" Matt Doherty (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 40" Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 42" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 42" Valeri Qazaishvili (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 43" James Collins (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 43" Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 45" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 45" Callum Robinson (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Giorgi Loria (Georgia).
  • 45" Giorgi Loria (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 46" Giorgi Loria (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 52" James Collins (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jaba Kankava (Georgia).
  • 52" Callum Robinson (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 52" Jemal Tabidze (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 52" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 52" Tornike Okriashvili (Georgia) takes the corner.
  • 53" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) delivers the corner.
  • 53" Jemal Tabidze (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 53" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 53" Otar Kiteishvili (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 53" @@player1 (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 53" Giorgi Kvilitaia (Georgia) handles the ball.
  • 53" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 55" Jemal Tabidze (Georgia) fouls.
  • 55" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 58" Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 58" John Egan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 59" Gia Grigalava (Georgia) is penalised for a foul on James Collins (Republic of Ireland).
  • 60" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 65" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jano Ananidze (Georgia).
  • 65" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 66" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 67" Otar Kiteishvili (Georgia) fouls.
  • 68" Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 69" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Otar Kiteishvili (Georgia).
  • 70" Gia Grigalava (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 73" Alan Browne (in) - Callum Robinson (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 73" Levan Shengelia (in) - Giorgi Kvilitaia (out) (Georgia)
  • 75" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 79" Aaron Connolly (in) - James Collins (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 79" Elguja Lobjanidze (in) - Tornike Okriashvili (out) (Georgia)
  • 80" Otar Kiteishvili (Georgia) has a shot blocked.
  • 80" Alan Browne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 81" Levan Shengelia (Georgia) takes the corner.
  • 83" Jano Ananidze (Georgia) delivers the corner.
  • 84" Guram Kashia (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 85" Conor Hourihane (Republic of Ireland) handles the ball.
  • 85" Jaba Kankava (Georgia) takes the free-kick.
  • 87" Levan Shengelia (Georgia) takes the corner.
  • 87" Gia Grigalava (Georgia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland).
  • 88" Gia Grigalava (Georgia) is shown a yellow card.
  • 88" Matt Doherty (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 89" Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 90" Giorgi Aburjania (in) - Otar Kiteishvili (out) (Georgia)
  • 90" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 90" Giorgi Loria (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • 90+2" Aaron Connolly (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 90+3" Derrick Williams (in) - Conor Hourihane (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 90+3" Levan Shengelia (Georgia) misses the target.
  • 90+5" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 90+5" Shane Duffy (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+5" Giorgi Loria (Georgia) blocks a shot.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Georgia
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

5 3

Shots on Target

0 3

Shots off Target

8 3

Fouls Committed

9 11
  • Georgia

    Republic of Ireland

  • 0Goals0
  • 1Yellow Card(s)1
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 0Shots on Goal3
  • 8Shots Wide3
  • 6Shot(s) Blocked1
  • 4Save(s)6
  • 14Total Shots7
  • 9Fouls Committed11
  • 5Corner(s)3
  • 0Offside(s)1