9/3/2014
The first Crystal Cup

September 3 of 1976 is an important date in the history of Dinamo Tbilisi. Our team won the Soviet Cup for the first time. Before that our team competed for the Crystal Cup for five times and failed. Before the final Dinamo beat Metalurh Zaporizhya with penalty shots-5:4, defeated Zenit Leningrad in 1/8 final with the score 3:0, won against Karpaty Lviv-2:1 and defeated Shakhtar Donetsk in semi-final-2:0. The final match was held in Moscow at Luzhniki stadium and 45 000 supporters attended it. Our team competed with Ararat Yerevan. Dinamo won the match with big score -3:0. The goals were scored by Davit Kipiani on 27th minute, Piruz Kanteladze (penalty) on 64th minute and Revaz Chelebadze on 68th minute. Davit Kipiani became bombardier of the tournament with 5 scored goals.

Dinamo: Gogia, Khizanishvili, Kanteladze, Khinchagashvili, Ebralidze, Chivadze, M. Machaidze (C), Chelebadze, Gutsaev, Kipiani (Tsereteli 75’), Kopaleishvili

Head coach: Nodar Akhalkatsi

Ararat: Ovsepyan, Gevorkyan, Sarkisyan (C), Mirzoyan, Mesropyan, S. Petrosyan, Parsadanyan, Oganesyan (Azaryan 89’), Keropyan, N. petrosyan, Khalaijyan (Kazaryan 46’)

Head coach: Eduard Markarov

Referee: P. Kazakov (Moscow)

 

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