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Spain
FT
0 - 1
Georgia
40' T. Okriashvili
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The home side has played well in the game, and will no doubt star in the highlight package. But, Georgia sat back and soaked up the pressure and allowed Spain to have the ball, and Spain did, without having anything meaningful to write home about. Del Bosque has some serious thinking to do, as most sides will employ simlar tactics siting back hitting them on the break.
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98': That might be all over. Corner from the right by Koke, the goalkeeper comes and collects, and is fouled. Yes, folks! There its is. Jubilation for Georgia and disappointment for Spain.
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94': Looping cross on the right from Pedro. Nilito directs it towards goal, Easy peasy for the goalkeeper.
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92': Brilliant play from Iniesta and Silva, but with no happy ending. They are over complicating things as they get into the box.
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90': There will be seven minutes of added time here. That seems to have over-shot the margin by quite a lot. Plenty of time for Spain to turn this around.
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87': Chance for Pique. Lovely delivery from Koke again, but he can't hit the target.
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85': Koke appears to have taken the Busquets position. Davi Silva meanwhile tries to dance through the Georgian defence, barged off the ball, shouts for a penalty. Nothing doing from the referee.
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80': Georgia are brilliantly managing time here. Taking every available second for each throw in and free-kick. Players going down for cramp is playacting though.
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76': Spain have switched to a 4-3-3 formation with Nilito, Aduritz and Pedro up front. The absence of a defensive midfielder almost cost Spain there, with Georgia trying to counter.
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Attacking Substitution for Spain. Busquets off for Pedro.
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73': Nilito and Alba have been excellent on the left. Among the ones who came on the second half, Iniesta has been breathtaking and Silva has has shown a few good touches.
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TWO Substitutions for Georgia. G. Chanturia and G. Kvilitaia are in for the two Georgia strikers.
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67': Spain are piling on the pressure here. Iniesta skipping past players like they were statues, but the Georgia defence has stood firm and have limited Spain to shots from outside the box.
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63': Iniesta pinches the ball off Georgia and passes it to Nilito, who comes inside and shoots at goal. Goes narrowly wide, this is the closest Spain have come to an equaliser.
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61': Vasquez off and Silva in.
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A bad challenge on Aduritz by Kverkvelia. The ref shows him a yellow card.
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57': Busquets looks like he will continue. He picks out Vasquez with a lovely cross field ball with his left foot. There aren't a lot of players in Busquets' position for Spain if he does have to go off.
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Substitution for Georgia. Kvaskhvadze in for the injured Revishvili.
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51': Spain earn a free kick on the left via Nolito. Koke sends the ball in and a nasty collision between Busquets and the Georgia keeper Revishvili. Looks concerning for both players, Busquets getting stitches on his head. The Goalkeeper has his head bandaged by the physio and it doesn't look like that he will be able continue.
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48': The veteran Iniesta already influencing the game. He picks up the ball in a pocket, turns and takes a left footed shot. That had the Goalkeeper worried for a while.
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FOUR Substitutions for Spain.
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Hector Bellerin for Juanfran.
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Koke in for Tiago.
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Fabregas replaced by Iniesta.
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San Jose for Sergio Ramos.
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The players are back on the field for a second half. It will be interesting to see the changes Spain make.
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Georgia are somehow 137th in the FIFA Rankings. They have given a more than good account of themselves in the first half, their defence has stood firm for most of the game and has restricted Spain to a handful of half-chances. A very exciting second half awaits us here in Getafe.
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45': There is a lot more urgency in Spain's play following the goal, but they haven't been able create any clear cut chances yet, except maybe the half-chance for Aduritz and the shot from the edge of the boss for Tiago.
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40': GOAL! Georgia score the opening goal against the run of play. Quazaishvili picks the ball from midfield and attacks the heart of the Spanish defence. Pique with a brilliant challenge, Jaghuari picks up loose the ball and crossed for an easy tap-in for Okriashvili.
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38': Chance for Nilito, Vasquez beats his man and puts in a cross to the edge of the box. Taken first time by Nilito, he got under the ball and skied it.
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33': Brilliant one-touch play from Spain. Nillito to Aduritz, Aduritz to Fabregas. The Georgia center-back Kverkvilia puts a foot in. The Georgians have had a bit more of the ball in the last two minutes.
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26': Brilliant play from Spain. Aduritz lays the ball off to Vasquez who takes a touch and lays it off for Tiago, who shoots first time, the ball hits the post and ricochets out for a corner.
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21' : Lovely wing play by Lucas Vasquez. He picks up a cross-field pass from Busquets, takes on the full-back and puts a brilliant cross for Aduritz, he heads the ball narrowly wide. He is definitely making his case for a place in the starting lineup for the first group game.
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16': Lovely dummy in the middle by Tiago, Vasquez takes the ball and drags it back to earn a free-kick in a promising position. Sergio Ramos is adjudged offside from the resulting freekick.
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11': Nilito has started the game brightly for Spain. Hugging the left touch-line he has taken on the full-back more than one occasion and has succeeded in doing so.
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7': Chance for Fabregas. Georgia dilly-dally in defence, and the ball is pinched by Spain. It was two against two for a while, but Fabregas tries to shoot at the first bar, hits the side netting.
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6': Lots of possession for Spain, they are trying to switch the play to stretch the Georgia defence. The only touch of the ball they have had is when they were clearing the ball.
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2' : The pattern of the game already established. Spain with the majority of the ball, Pique picks up the ball switches it to Nolito, who earns a corner. Nothing comes off it though as Pique's flick goes past the far post.
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Spain kick-off. The big news is Lucas Vasquez starting, what a stellar season he has had.
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We are done with the formalities and ready to kick-off. Spain in their signature flame-red kit and Georgia in white.
84'
A. Kobakhidze
G. Navalovski
San José
81'
78'
Z. Tsiskaridze
G. Aburjania
Pedro
Busquets
76'
72'
G. Kvilitaia
V. Qazaishvili
72'
G. Chanturia
V. Dvalishvili
David Silva
Lucas Vázquez
61'
61'
S. Kverkvelia
55'
R. Kvaskhvadze
N. Revishvili
Bellerín
Juanfran
46'
Koke
Thiago Alcântara
46'
San José
Sergio Ramos
46'
Iniesta
Fàbregas
46'
40'
T. Okriashvili
assist: J. Jighauri
Match time Wed, 08 Jun 2016, 12:15 AM
Georgia (4-2-3-1)
Vladimir Weiss (Manager)
13
David de Gea
18
Jordi Alba
15
Sergio Ramos
3
Piqué
16
Juanfran
5
Busquets
22
Nolito
14
Thiago Alcântara
10
Fàbregas
9
Lucas Vázquez
20
Aduriz
1
N. Revishvili
22
G. Navalovski
5
A. Amisulashvili
3
S. Kverkvelia
2
U. Lobzhanidze
4
G. Kashia
7
G. Aburjania
9
V. Dvalishvili
10
T. Okriashvili
20
J. Jighauri
8
V. Qazaishvili
Georgia (4-2-3-1)
Vladimir Weiss (Manager)
Spain Subs
2
Azpilicueta
4
Bartra
12
Bellerín
1
Casillas
6
Iniesta
21
David Silva
7
Álvaro Morata
8
Koke
23
Sergio Rico
11
Pedro
17
San José
19
Bruno
Georgia Subs
11
G. Chanturia
21
L. Dvali
15
O. Kakabadze
18
L. Kenia
19
A. Kobakhidze
12
R. Kvaskhvadze
6
N. Kvekveskiri
14
G. Kvilitaia
13
G. Makaridze
17
V. Tchanturishvili
16
Z. Tsiskaridze
76% POSSESSION 24%
17 SHOTS 4
3 SHOTS ON GOAL 2
7 FOULS 11
11 CORNERS 0
1 OFFSIDES 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
1 SAVES 3
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Updated: Jun 08, 2016 02:18 AM | Published: Jun 07, 2016 20:09 PM