Football: Tbilisi take a narrow lead

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Kakhi Gogichaishvili scored from a penalty in the 28th minute to give Dynamo Tbilisi a 1-0 victory over Boavista in their second-round, first leg Uefa Cup game yesterday in Georgia.

Tbilisi were on top throughout the first half without making their superiority count. The breakthrough came when their defender Gocha Jamaruli raced forward and was pulled down by a Boavista defender to give Gogichaishvili his opportunity.

The Portuguese came into the match more in the second half, but Tbilisi's goalkeeper, Irakli Zoidze, made several crucial saves to delight the 50,000 crowd.