Spain showcased their prowess with a commanding 4-1 victory over Georgia in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Euro 2024. The match, held at the iconic Allianz Arena, saw a blend of strategic brilliance and individual excellence as Spain progressed to the quarter-finals.

The game started with an unexpected twist when Georgia took the lead through an own goal by Spain’s Robin Le Normand in the 18th minute. Despite the early setback, Spain quickly regrouped and demonstrated why they are considered one of the favorites of the tournament.


They have been dominated in their opponent’s half. Two youngsters from the side geared up by dribblings and sharp passes into the box. In the second half, the Spanish team conquered the final third and quickly and sharply passed to their teammates to force the opponent team to defend mainly in their penalty area. Mamardashvili got 13 shots on his goal and many others were blocked by his teammates. Overall he performed tremendously on the line that the xGOT value displays well. The aggregated quality of all shots on the target implied 6.91 (almost 7) scores compared to the four they conceded.

Goals and Highlights

Rodri’s Equalizer: Spain’s comeback began with a goal from Rodri in the 39th minute. His precise shot from the edge of the box left Georgia’s goalkeeper with no chance, bringing the score to 1-1 and reigniting Spain’s momentum.

Second Half Surge: Spain’s dominance continued in the second half. Fabián Ruiz gave Spain the lead in the 51st minute with a well-placed strike following a brilliant build-up play. The midfielder’s goal showcased Spain’s fluid attacking style and tactical discipline.

Nico Williams on Target: In the 75th minute, Nico Williams extended Spain’s lead to 3-1. His goal was a result of quick interplay and a decisive finish, highlighting the depth of Spain’s attacking options.

Dani Olmo Seals the Victory: The final nail in Georgia’s coffin came in the 83rd minute when Dani Olmo found the back of the net. Olmo’s goal was a testament to Spain’s relentless pressure and clinical finishing.

Georgia’s Efforts and Spain’s Resilience

Despite the scoreline, Georgia put up a spirited fight, particularly in the first half. Their early lead and moments of attacking threat showed why they reached the knockout stages. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who has been a standout performer for Georgia throughout the tournament, continued to pose a threat but was ultimately unable to add to his team’s tally.

Spain’s resilience and tactical adjustments were evident as they controlled possession and limited Georgia’s opportunities in the second half. The victory sets up a highly anticipated quarter-final clash for Spain as they continue their quest for European glory.

Looking Ahead

Spain’s comprehensive victory against Georgia underscores their status as strong contenders for the Euro 2024 title. Their ability to recover from an early setback and dominate proceedings bodes well for their upcoming matches. Fans and analysts alike will be eagerly watching to see if Spain can maintain their form and secure a place in the final.





Attila Hegedüs

Kevin Arce