SportsGeorgia stuns Spain with early goal; fans erupt in jubilation

Georgia stuns Spain with early goal; fans erupt in jubilation

All of Georgia went wild with joy after the 1-0 goal.
All of Georgia went wild with joy after the 1-0 goal.
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Bartłomiej Nowak

1 July 2024 07:32

Absolute madness. Georgia's national team scored a goal to make it 1-0 in the round of 16 of the European Championship. All of Georgia went crazy—as seen in the footage uploaded by one of the residents of Tbilisi, the country's capital.

Georgia's national team is an absolute newcomer to the Euro tournament. Despite this, coach Willy Sagnol's team is confidently playing in Germany. They advanced from third place in their group, sensationally defeating Portugal (2-0).

The Georgians' draw in the round of 16 was not favourable. They faced Spain, the 2010 World Cup winners and three-time European champions (1964, 2008, 2012).

Written off in the match against "La Furia Roja," they shocked the entire world again. In the 18th minute of the game, they launched a counterattack that ended with a goal, making it 1-0. All of Georgia started celebrating the goal. Fans are sharing video footage of this moment on the X platform.

The city of TBILISI, Georgia erupts in noise to celebrate the nation scoring the opening goal versus Spain, reports the World Soccer Talk platform on X.

The video footage shows Tbilisi at night. Georgia's capital went wild with euphoria after the goal in the match against Spain. The city rejoiced, with celebration and car horns filling the streets.

The Spaniards equalised the match in the 39th minute. Rodri scored the goal. The goal sparked controversy because Alvaro Morata was offside at the moment of the shot. He was not involved in the play but might have distracted Georgia’s goalkeeper, Giorgi Mamardashvili.

There's no denying that the Georgians were not the favourites against Spain. However, their fighting spirit and victory over Portugal undoubtedly gained them new European fans. They play boldly and score goals.

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