1-0, Gogia 20'. 2-0, Gogia 86'. 2-1, Dursun 90+2'.
Dynamo Dresden 2-1 SpVgg Greuther Fürth: Gogia's fine form continues with man of the match showing
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Dynamo Dresden 2-1 SpVgg Greuther Fürth: Gogia's fine form continues with man of the match showing

Gogia's form shows no signs of slowing.

Jonathan Walsh

Akaki Gogia continued his superb season with his sixth and seventh goals of the campaign helping Dynamo Dresden to a 2-1 win over SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

Gogia gives Dynamo the lead

Both sides were evenly matched in the opening stages as both found it hard to get a defining grasp on the game. Though it was the Shamrocks who had the best chance in the first quarter of an hour, as a fine team move saw them move forward before Benedikt Kirsch's wicked strike swerved just over the bar with Marvin Schwäbe beaten.

It was looking very likely that a mistake of fantastic piece of skill would be required to open the scoring, and it was a combination of both that did so. A long ball forward aimed at Gogia wasn't dealt with by Marco Caligiuri, as he headed the ball looping it into the air. Stumbling and without his bearings, Gogia volleyed superbly past Balasz Megyeri.

The remainder of the half resembled what had gone before with the pair struggling to make any real impact on the opposing final third, as Dynamo went in with a slender lead.

Gogia does it again

The second half began with Dynamo in full charge, as they started to cut through Fürth at will. Dynamo had excellent opportunities with Stefan Kutschke's shot being blocked on the goal-line only moments before Niklas Hauptmann was put through on goal by the influential Gogia, with Megyeri there to stand tall and save.

Fürth had been virtually by-standers for the entire second half, not that they were any more threatening in the first, but could have found themselves level when Veton Berisha's shot was spilled by Scwabe. Dynamo didn't clear their lines and Robert Zulj had a second bite at the cherry, yet Schwäbe redeemed himself with a simple stop.

There was no coming back for the visitors when Gogia grabbed his second of the game, once again in fine fashion. Some superb chest control saw him bring down Niklas Kreuzer's pass, and subsquently fire home with Megyeri helpless to save yet another accurate volley.

Late hope arrived as Dursun spun his defender and swept home Damjan Djokovic's cross, firing across goal and into the bottom corner in style. However it would prove to just be a consolation as the hosts held on to go within four points of second, and move up to sixth. For the Shamrocks, it's another piece of their topsy-turvy season.