Our team will host FC Saburtalo at Dinamo Arena in Erovnuli Liga 6th round. The match will start at 16:00 and Channel 1 of the Public Broadcaster will ensure live broadcast of the match.
FC Saburtalo was established in 1999. The team played at Bendela stadium till 2017 season, after that at Davit Petriashvili stadium and nowadays it plays home matches at Mikheil Meskhi stadium. The main colors of the club are red and white. In 2013/2014 season the team started to play in Pirveli Liga. In 2014/2015 it gained success in Pirveli Liga first group and moved to Umaghlesi Liga. In 2016 championship it took the third place in red group and competed with FC Dinamo in bronze play-off. It lost with the score 0:1 on aggregate. FC Saburtalo finished 2017 season on the fourth place with 60 points gained in 36 matches.
Coach and Saburtalo
Young specialist Giorgi Tchiabrishvili is the head coach of FC Saburtalo since October 2014. Before that he led the team for two years. Under his leadership the team moved to Umaghlesi Liga. In 2011-2012 season Giorgi Tchiabrishvili trained FC Zestafoni. He became champion and Super Cup with this team. FC Saburtalo finished 2017 season on the fourth place with 60 points gained in 36 matches.
FC Saburtalo started championship with victories against FC Sioni Bolnisi 3:1, FC Kolkheti 4:1, FC Dila Gori 2:0 and FC Rustavi 2:0. Our rival lost the last match against FC Locomotive 1:2.
Dinamo – Saburtalo
FC Dinamo Tbilisi and FC Saburtalo have played 8 official matches in national championship. Our team defeated FC Saburtalo for 5 times, lost once and 2 matches finished with draw. The goal difference is 17/4 in favor of our team. On August 29, 2015 Dinamo defeated the rival in 27th national championship third round match. Mate Tsintsadze (pen.), Giorgi Kvilitaia, Vakho Tchanturishvili and Aleksandre Iashvili scored. The second match took place on February 27, 2016 and finished with Dinamo’s victory 4:0. Giorgi Kvilitaia performed double. Besides him Jaba Jighauri and Giorgi Tevzadze also scored. The third match against FC Dinamo Tbilisi finished without goals on November 30, 2016. The second leg match took place on December 4, 2016 and finished with the victory of our team 1:0. Giorgi Zaria scored. On April 23 our team defeated the rival with the score 2:0. Saba Lobzhanidze and Giorgi Tevzadze scored. On June 17 the match at Davit Petriashvili stadium finished with the victory of Dinamo 5:0. Giorgi Papunashvili performed double. Bachana Arabuli, Saba Lobzhanidze and Nika Ninua also scored. On September 17, 2017 the match between these teams finished with the victory of FC Saburtalo 4:1. Lasha Totadze scored. The last match of 2017 season took place at Davit Petriashvili stadium and finished without goals
Referee and disqualified footballers
Irakli Kvirikashvili will be referee tomorrow. M.Kupatadze and I.Kakabadze will be his assistants. P.Macharadze and G.Avazashvili will be additional assistants. I.Kherkhadze will be the fourth official. Nobody will miss the match because of disqualification.