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Spain arrange Germany quarter-final conflict with dominant victory over Georgia


Spain ended Georgia’s Euro 2024 journey in emphatic style with a dominant 4-1 win over the underdogs.

Regardless of falling behind to an early personal objective, Spain have been overwhelmingly dominant, recording 75% possession and 35 photographs on objective in a really distinctive exhibiting which additionally noticed Georgia fail to file a shot on track.

Pedri had the sport’s opening likelihood inside 5 minutes as Spain rapidly made their dominance identified, however issues did not go to plan when Robin Le Normand despatched the ball into the again of his personal internet 18 minutes in.

Otar Kakabadze’s fierce cross was despatched in in direction of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, however the panicked Le Normand may solely steer the ball past Unai Simon to place Georgia 1-0 forward.

That shock barely modified the tone of the sport, nonetheless, as Spain continued to rain down on Giorgi Mamardashvili’s objective. The in-demand stopper denied Fabian and Marc Cucurella however was lastly crushed by big-game Rodri.

Dani Olmo, Mikel Merino

Spain by no means appeared like dropping / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Williams registered his first help of the match with a sensible cut-back to the Manchester Metropolis midfielder, who crashed dwelling from the sting of the realm to revive parity heading into the half-time break.

Kvaratskhelia may have restored Georgia’s lead quickly after the restart, however his profligacy was punished quickly after as Fabian, who has dazzled to this point this summer time, nodded dwelling from a Lamine Yamal cross to offer Spain the lead their efficiency deserved 51 minutes in.

Spain didn’t ease the strain on their underdog opponents and, after having a objective dominated out for offside, added a 3rd simply moments later.

It was Williams’ flip to have a good time this time as, with Spain’s twenty seventh shot of the sport, amassing an extended ball from Fabian and working your entire size of the Georgia half earlier than thundering into the roof of Mamardashvili’s internet to take away any doubt in regards to the end result.

A fourth got here with seven minutes to go as Dani Olmo curled into the again of the online to steer Spain into the quarter-final, the place they face a mouth-watering conflict with Germany.