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The players of Chikhura Sachkhere were overcome by the experience.

The Georgian players didn’t look comfortable in the first half of the match. Despite the hit on crossbar by Rati Tsinamdgvrishvili in the beginning minutes, the hosts had the possession under control and looked more dangerous in every single attack.

Sekou Sanogo Junior, the young Ivorian midfielder, opened the account for the Swiss team scoring at the 12th minute. After the goal the domination was complete, the visitors just managed to counterattack from the sides but causing no harm to the experimented rivals.

The second goal came at the 38th minute when Enrico Schirinzi ended correctly a nice combination by the hosts. After the 40th minute the Georgians started to look more aggressive but with no ideas.

The second half was a different story, from the beginning the visitors looked more courageous and started to press in different sectors of the pitch. Despite the football was more clear from the Swiss side, the Georgians were looking better than in the first half and actually accomplished to attack strongly for a few periods, threatening Moser’s goal.

At the end of the time, the result stayed 2-0. The experience of the Swiss players allowed them to hold the difference and will be crucial to them in the returning match to be played in Tbilisi next Thursday.

FC Thun (Switzerland) 2-0 Chikhura Sachkhere (Georgia)
Arena Thun – Thun, Switzerland.
Goals: 1-0 Sekou Sanogo Junior (12’) and 2-0 Enrico Schirinzi (38’).
Booked: Dennis Hediger and Josef Martinez (FC Thun); Shota Kashia, Giga Bechvaia and Gogita Gogatishvili (Chikhura Sachkhere).
FC Thun: David Moser, Fulvio Sulmoni, Marco Schneuwly (59’ Berat Sadik), Thomas Reinmann, Dennis Hediger, Andreas Wittwer, Enrico Schirinzi, Mathieu Salamand (83’ Cyrill Gasser), Benjamin Lüthi, Sekou Sanogo Junior and Josef Martinez (68’ Cássio).
Coach: Urs Fischer.
Chikhura Sachkhere: Georgi Somkhishvili, Shota Kashia, Georgi Rekhviashvili, Vazha Lomashvili, Lasha Chikvaize (46’ Georgi Kimadze), David Odikadze, Georgi Datunaishvili, Jambul Jigauri, Giga Bechvaia, Besik Dekanoidze and Rati Tsinamdgvrishvili (86’ Gogita Gogatishvili).
Coach: Samson Pruidze.