What looked like it was going to be a very difficult game was actually a party for the Spanish team. Luis de la Fuente’s team, which arrived in Tbilisi with a lot of pressure, became very strong in Georgia and emerged very stronger.
The game was over in just half an hour. Spain got the ball quickly and created several chances. The goals didn’t take long to arrive. Morata scored a brace and Dani Olmo shone with a great right hand.
Before the break, Marco Asensio and Dani Olmo were injured, which meant that the historic debut of 16 years and 57 days old Lamine Yamal was brought forward early.
Unai Simon, goalkeeper
Spectators, until at the beginning of the first half a seemingly safe shot from Chakvetadze went under his body and into the net. It had no effect, but the error was illegal. After that he had some good moves.
Dani Carvajal, defense
He kept Georgian star Kvaratskhelia at bay, using his experience. Because he was picky uphill, he played a much quieter game than expected.
Le Normand, defense
He forms a very compact tandem with Laporte that hardly shows any cracks. He was energetic on defense and almost scored a goal in attack when he headed the ball onto the top of the crossbar.
Aymeric Laporte, defense
A lot of class from the City central defender, with and without the ball at his feet. As the initiator of many moves, he had hardly any problems in defense due to the Georgians’ offensive weakness.
Without fanfare on the left wing, he was one of the surprises in the team to Balde’s disadvantage. The Valencian player was very correct in his area, despite the lack of further attacks.
Pablo Páez “Gavi”, midfielder
The Blaugrana played with a helmet to protect the cut on his ear that he sustained in Pamplona. With less pace than at Barça, but he neither escaped the map nor hard attacks. He left a little angry.
His consistency and overview of the game in midfield were key to breaking the Georgian advance practically from the first minute. He has a calculator in his head.
Fabián Ruíz, midfielder
The PSG footballer is very good and is present in practically all offensive games. He offered himself at any time, generated play, finished and all he had to do was score one goal. In fact, he did, but it was repealed.
De la Fuente is used to showing his best version in the Balearic Islands and that was also the case in Georgia, where he was very active on the right wing, helping Morata open the ball and leading up to his injury the goal was in top form.
Álvaro Morata, striker
Hat trick for the Madrid native to secure a place, that of the “9” of the Spanish team, always controversial. Morata finished everything, with his feet, with his head, and always with success. A well-rounded game.
Dani Olmo, midfielder
The misfortune of injury marred a very complete performance from the Egarense, which culminated in a fantastic goal. Very participative, starting from the left and always finding a solution for his colleagues.
Lamine Yamal, striker
Debut with the Spanish team, having just turned 16, and with a goal, a very good cross shot that slipped through where there was no defense. Lamine has once again made history in the world of football, and it has only just begun. Enormously.
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Mikel Merino, midfielder
Good performances from the midfielder, including support from Morata.
He looked for the goal and was close to scoring it in the closing stages of the game.
Martín Zubimendi, midfielder
It had already been published in Lithuania at the time of Covid. That in Tbilisi was his “new debut” and he spent a few minutes trying to make the best of it.