FC Dinamo Tbilisi will play Crystal Erovnuli Liga 20th round match against FC Sioni Bolnisi. The match at Tamaz Stepania stadium in Bolnisi will start at 18:00.
FC Sioni Bolnisi plays in Georgian national championship from 1995. The team plays home matches in Bolnisi at Tamaz Stepania stadium with the capacity of 3300 spectators. Although because of reconstruction works of the stadium Mikheil Meskhi-2 will host the team in this season. The main symbols of the club are in white and yellow colors. FC Sioni Bolnisi achieved the biggest success in its history in 2005/2006 when FC Sioni won national championship and played at qualifying round of UEFA Champions League. In 2013/2014 our rival took the third place in national championship. The team played on Europa League and competed with Flamurtari Vlore. FC Sioni lost home match 2:3 and won away match 2:1 but this score wasn’t enough to move to the next stage. In 2015/2016 season FC Sioni left Umaghlesi Liga. In 2017 it defeated FC Dinamo Batumi in play-off and returned to Erovnuli Liga.
Coach and Sioni
Teimuraz Shalamberidze is the head coach of FC Sioni Bolnisi since July 2018. Under his leadership our rival managed to stay in Erovnuli Liga in the last season. FC Sioni is on the eighth place with 22 points gained in 19 matches in the current championship.
Dinamo - Sioni
These teams have competed with each other for 63 times in national championship. From these matches Dinamo Tbilisi has won for 50 times, lost 8 matches and 5 finished in draw. The goal difference is 155/38 in favor of our team.
From 50 victories Dinamo Tbilisi has defeated its rival with big score for 20 times. The match held in 1996 is worth mentioning when our team won with the score 8:0. Giorgi Demetradze (4), Levan Tskitishvili (2), Aleksandre Iashvili and Levan Khomeriki scored. The team achieved the same success in 1998 when they beat FC Sioni Bolnisi with the score 8:1. Levan Khomeriki, Rati Aleksidze and Giorgi Shengelia performed double. Levan Tskitishvili and Giorgi Mikadze also scored. In 2000 Dinamo Tbilisi defeated FC Sioni with the biggest score-9:0. Robert Zirakishvili (3), Giorgi Mikadze (3), Davit Datvadze (2) and Sandro Gadelia scored at Dinamo Arena.
The last match between these teams took place on May 4, 2019. The match at Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi finished with the victory of host team 5:1. Levan Kutalia (2), Giorgi Papava, Bakar Kardava and Victor Mongil scored.
Referee and disqualified footballers
Papuna Matcharadze will judge the match. D.Gabisonia and B.Zhvania will be his assistants. A.Aptsiauri will be the fourth official. Sioni footballers Levan Khmaladze and Tornike Tarkhnishvili and Dinamo player Nika Ninua will miss the match because of disqualification.
Nodar Kavtaradze will play in Dinamo
26 years old attacking midfielder Nodar Kavtaradze joined FC Dinamo Tbilisi. Kavtaradze’s last club was FC Torpedo Kutaisi. He scored 7 goals in 20 matches. Before that he played in FC Dila Gori and FC Locomotive Tbilisi. Nodar Kavtaradze signed contract with our club till the end of 2020 year.