Spain put on a football show against Georgia and will face Germany in the Euro Cup quarter-finals

Spain put on a football show against Georgia and will face Germany in the Euro Cup quarter-finals
Spain put on a football show against Georgia and will face Germany in the Euro Cup quarter-finals

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Rodri (39′), Fabian Ruiz (51′), Nico Williams (74′) and Dani Olmo (83′) they turned the score around after the central defender scored against their own goal Robin the Norman (18), a setback to which Rage He overcame it without losing patience. On the grass and with control of the ball, Spain He positioned himself from the start of the match in the middle of the opposing field, looking to break through the Georgian wall on the wings.

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But once he had overcome the defense, he found himself again and again with the gloves of Giorgi Mamardashvili. Valencia’s goalkeeper, one of the best in the tournament, stopped attempts to score in the first few minutes. Pedri (5) and of Dani Carvajal (11) from within the area, resisting the total siege of Spain.

Georgia surprised Spain from the start

Crouching for the counterattack, Georgia He only needed one first blow to open the scoring. George Mikautadze He attracted the attention of three Spanish players in midfield and sent the ball to the right flank, where the full-back ran free. Otar Kakabadzewho sent a cross into the heart of the area, where it arrived Khvicha Kvaratskhelia but it was the center Robin the Norman who sent the ball into the goal.

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So, without even having shot at goal, Georgia He came forward and inflicted damage on Spain their first goal conceded in the tournament. Without losing their calm and aware of their superiority, the Red He also started trying shots from outside the area. And after three more saves by Mamardashvili (22′, 35′, and 38′), a cross shot came from the edge of the box. Rodri to bring the score back to level. The midfielder, who was imperial throughout the match, was named Player of the Match by UEFA.

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The second half soon turned red, thanks especially to two flashes of brilliance from Lamine Yamal. The 16-year-old came close to scoring – it was blocked by Mamardashvili (51′), but in the follow-up he hit a ball into the area and there he appeared Fabian Ruiz to make it 2-1.

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He reacted and advanced in the Eurocup

Not satisfied with his second assist in the tournament, Yamal also sought his first goal (53, 63, 73 and 82), but it was the other winger, Nico Williamswho would finish off a great counterattack by classily resolving the face-to-face against Mamardashvili. With the Georgians already on the back foot, Dani Olmo He closed the win, a direct message to the next rivals, many of them with difficulties in front of the opposing goal.

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Georgia thus ends its first Euro Cup in the round of 16, and despite the bitterness of elimination, they do so with their heads held high, after having defeated Portugal (2-0) and planted resistance for 50 minutes at a Spain unstoppable. The next challenge will be much higher: they will face the Mannschaftthe other team that has left the best impressions at the start of the tournament, in a match that felt like an early final between two big favourites.

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