Georgia achieves historic victory over Portugal at Euro 2024

By Jurassic JennJun 27, 2024 17:03 PMSport
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Georgia achieves victory over Portugal at Euro 2024
Georgia achieves victory over Portugal at Euro 2024. Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

In a remarkable turn of events, Georgia made history by reaching the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time ever with a stunning victory over Portugal at Euro 2024. Despite Portugal already securing the top spot in their group, the underdogs emerged victorious, leaving football fans in awe, SSP reported.

The defining moment came in the second minute when Khvicha Kvaratskhelia unleashed a powerful low shot that found the back of the net, putting Georgia ahead. From that point onwards, Georgia maintained their resilience and took advantage of their limited chances. Georges Mikautadze sealed the triumph with a well-taken penalty in the second half.

Interestingly, Georgia played a strategic game, allowing Portugal to control possession while remaining steadfast in defense and reducing the space for Portugal to create opportunities. Their patience paid off as Portugal struggled to break through Georgia's solid defensive setup, with Cristiano Ronaldo lacking the service required to make a difference.

Facing the biggest upset in Euro history based on FIFA rankings, Georgia delivered a night to be remembered in their debut major tournament. With this unexpected triumph over Portugal, they now proceed to the last 16 where they are set to face Spain, leaving their fans hoping for more surprises.

This victory is a testament to the organization and determination of the Georgian team. Throughout the Euro qualifying campaign, they may have averaged the lowest possession among all teams, but their focus on the final outcome prevailed. Against Portugal, they showcased their ability to execute a game plan with precision and style.

Kvaratskhelia, who had made his mark in Serie A with Napoli previously, demonstrated his talent once again on the big stage. Paired with Mikautadze, they formed a formidable attacking duo, positioning themselves high up the pitch and ready to capitalize on opportunities. It was Mikautadze who set up the opening goal after intercepting a misplaced pass from Antonio Silva.

Credit must also be given to goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili, who had a quiet evening thanks to Georgia's solid defensive display. Portugal's star player Ronaldo managed a few attempts, including a stinging long-range free-kick and a deflected effort that hit the roof of the net. However, he was largely contained by Georgia's resolute defense and was visibly frustrated before being substituted in the second half.

While the experienced Ronaldo struggled, Georgia's young talents shone brightly. Mikautadze, only 23 years old, scored in every group-stage match, showcasing his ability to find the back of the net when it mattered most. Now, joining forces with the instrumental Kvaratskhelia, they aim to make history once again as they face the challenging task of taking on Spain.

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