Spain’s Remarkable Comeback Against Georgia Secured Euro 2024 Quarter-Final Place

Spain's Remarkable Comeback

Spain rallied from behind to defeat surprise packages Georgia 4-1 at Euro 2024 on Sunday as Rodri, Fabian Ruiz, Nico Williams, and Dani Olmo all scored. They set up a thrilling quarter-final against hosts Germany. Georgia took a shocking lead in the 18th minute of this last-16 tie thanks to Robin Le Normand’s own goal. Further, sent their boisterous fans wild in Cologne. It was Spain’s first goal in the competition, but six minutes later, Manchester City midfielder Rodri equalized.

Ruiz then headed home in the 51st minute, and Williams ran through for the third before substitute Olmo sealed the win. Furthermore, La Roja remains on track to become European Champions for the fourth time.” There are things we need to improve and at some points in the game we were not forceful enough, but in general terms we were superior,” Rodri told the crowd. Spain will now face Germany in the last eight on Friday in Stuttgart, in a rematch of the Euro 2008 final, which they won 1-0 to kick off their golden era of international dominance. “Germany might be playing at home, but we’re not afraid. “We are here to win, not just to play well or project a positive image,” Rodri said.

Spain’s Comeback Victory Over Georgia in Euro 2024

Luis de la Fuente’s team is looking to reclaim their glory days. They were expected to easily defeat Georgia here. They would have won by a much larger margin if they had converted more of their chances. The 16-year-old winger Lamine Yamal squandered several opportunities to become the Euros’ youngest-ever goal-scorer.

  • Georgia is ranked 74th in the world, 66 places below Spain.
  • Willy Sagnol’s team lost twice to Spain in qualifying, 7-1 at home and 3-1 away.

Nevertheless, they qualified for their first major tournament and advanced to the knockout stages with a stunning 2-0 victory over Portugal. They now return home with their heads held high, despite eventually collapsing here. “I am not saying we are disappointed but we are a bit sad because we lost,” Sagnol informed the crowd. “I am sure in some days we will realize exactly what we have done and the happiness will come back very quickly.”

They have a lively attacking partnership between Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Georges Mikautadze that poses a threat to any opponent. Moreover, Giorgi Mamardashvili has been one of the tournament’s best goalkeepers. In addition, keep up with the latest football news, and don’t miss any UEFA Euro 2024 updates or stories from Starpunternews.