Georgia vs Portugal | The hero is not Kavarat Skhelia…and the lesson is over, Roberto Martinez

The Georgian national team achieved an achievement that will remain immortal in history

The Georgian national team wrote its name in football history, after defeating Portugal, one of the teams nominated to win the Euro 2024 championship, with two unanswered goals.

The star-studded Portuguese team, headed by Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and others, fell in a match in which a number of key players were absent.

A historic goal…and a crazy qualification

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, the Georgian star, scored a goal that will remain immortal in history, after he ranked fourth on the list of fastest goals in the history of Euro 2024.

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The goal came in the 93rd second of the match, coming after Albania’s goal against Italy, which came after 22 seconds, then in second place was the Russian Dimitri Kirichenko’s goal against Greece after 67 seconds in Euro 2004, and the third was the goal of Sweden’s Emil Forsborg against Poland after 81 seconds. Again, in Euro 2020.

The Georgia national team succeeded for the first time in achieving a victory in its first appearance in the Euro, in addition to qualifying for the round of 16, among the best third-placed teams.

Qualification came in a crazy scenario, after Georgia beat Portugal, in addition to the Czech Republic losing to Turkey by two goals to one.

The real hero of Georgia is not Kvaratskhelia

Some might think that Georgia’s first hero is Kvaratskhelia, but Euro 2024 proved that there is another hero in this team, and that is Giorgis Mikautadze.

Mikautadze succeeded in making a direct and very significant contribution to the Georgian national team’s impressive results, after contributing to all four goals scored by his team.

Giorgis scored 3 goals to put himself at the top of the Euro 2024 scorers list, and assisted one goal, which was scored by Kvaratskhelia against Portugal.

Lesson over, Roberto Martinez

The subsequent recklessness was the recklessness that Martinez dealt with the Georgia national team, as he deliberately changed a very large part of the basic elements of the Portuguese national team in front of him.

The result of this recklessness was a painful defeat at the hands of the Georgia national team, whose players presented a defensive and offensive performance that impressed everyone.

After this match, Martinez learned a hard lesson, which is not to underestimate any competitor, regardless of his name, and that the champion plays all his matches in the same format without any change.

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