Georgia vs Greece Player Ratings as Georgia win a thriller in penalty shootouts!

Georgia vs Greece Player Ratings as Georgia win a thriller in penalty shootouts!

Georgia vs Greece kicked-off on Tuesday as both nations looked to win the Path C finals in the EURO Qualifiers and  reach the Euros 2024 in Germany later this year. The closely contested game in Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Georgia saw both teams struggle to break each other down in normal time taking the game to extra time and eventually penalties. Despite both sides going toe to toe all night only one side could emerge victorious and at the end it was Georgia who qualified for the Euros in Germany via penalties! Let’s take a look at how the game went down in Georgia and take a look at the Georgia vs Greece player ratings.

Georgia vs Greece: A closely contested battle as Georgia emerge victorious on penalties!

The Georgians knew a victory against Greece would mean that they would seal their first spot in the Euros ever. With that goal in mind, Georgia put up a solid front against a strong Greece attack. The Greeks created a plethora of opportunities, but couldn’t beat Giorgi Mamardashvili and score. Georgia also had a few chances on the counter but they weren’t clinical enough to avail of the opportunities. After the referee showed goalkeeper Giorgi Loria a red card for violent conduct from the bench at the end of the first half, Georgia were much cautious in their approach to the game. 

As neither Georgia nor Greece could find a goal in normal time, extra time followed. Greece managed to carve up a beautiful opportunity in extra time only to fluff their chances. The miss meant that the game headed into the dreaded penalties. Kochorashvili stepped up for Georgia first and scored a sublime penalty. Unfortunately for Greece, their first penalty taker was Bakasetas who shot the ball right into the path of the diving Mamardashvili. The save sunk Greece slightly and what followed was a victory for Georgia on the night as they converted four of their penalties while Greece managed to score only two. 

The win for Georgia will see them participate in the Euro 2024 in Germany later this year. On that note, let’s take a look at the Georgia vs Greece Player Ratings!

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Georgia vs Greece Player Ratings:

Georgia Player Ratings: 

Giorgi Mamardashvili  was the highest rated player in Georgia vs Greece player ratings
Giorgi Mamardashvili (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

Giorgi Mamardashvili (GK):  8.25/10

Giorgi made a couple of good saves in the game, but his exceptional penalty save in penalties helped Georgia book a place in the summer tournament. Mamardashvili ended the game as perhaps the best player in Georgia vs Greece player ratings. 

Solomon Kvirkvelia: 7.25/10

Solomon had a solid defensive performance making seven clearances.

Guram Kashia (C) :  7/10

The veteran had a good outing and completed 86% of his passes.

Lasha Dvali:  7.6/10

Lasha made a crucial block in extra time and was solid in defense overall. 

Otar Kiteishvili:  7.35/10

Was the anchor for Georgia and held the team together very well.

Otar Kakabadze:  6 /10

A mediocre night for Otar as he lost possession 21 times. Kakabadze had the unfortunate honor of being the lowest rated player for Georgia in Georgia vs Greece player ratings.

Giorgi Kochorashvili:  7/10

Was a creative outlet in the midfield and scored the first penalty. 

Giorgi Chakvetadze: 6.25/10

Was invisible in the midfield for large chunks of the game.

Levan Shengelia: 7.25/10

Had a sensational performance prior to his injury which led to him being subbed off.

Budu Zivzivadze: 6.5/10

Couldn’t find space in front of goal to make a difference. Earned himself a yellow card as well.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia: 7.25/10

Napoli’s sensation Kvaratskhelia had an average night according to the standards set by him, but he created several opportunities on the counter. 

Georgia Substitutes:

Georges Mikautzade: 6.5/10

Lost the ball seven times after coming on. 

Giorgi Tsitaishvilli: 6.5/10

Had a forgettable 34 minutes after coming on. 

Nika Kvekveskiri: 7/10

Scored an important penalty in the shootout which guided Greece to a victory. 

Zuriko Davitashvili: 7/10

Took the second penalty for Greece and converted it with a cool head. Impressive cameo by Zuriko. 

Greece Player Ratings:

Greece side in Georgia vs Greece Player ratings
A dejected Greece side (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

Odysseas Vlachodimos(GK):  7/10

The Benfica goalkeeper was impressive in goal, but will be a little disappointed with his performance in the penalty shootout. 

George Baldock:  6.25/10

Baldock seemed in fine form before he sustained a brutal injury. 

Konstantinos Mavropanos:  7.6/10

The experienced campaigner was easily the best rated player for Greece alongside Pantelis in the Georgia vs Greece player ratings. 

Pantelis Hatzidiakos: 7.6/10

Complemented Mavropanos well as he won seven of his duels against the Georgian attackers. 

Konstantinos Tsimikas:  7/10

Tsimikas was a workhorse Greece for and covered a considerable amount of distance against Georgia. 

Dimitrios Kourbelis:  6.9/10

Lost the ball way too many times in good positions. 

Petros Mantalos:  6.75/10

Had a decent outing until he was subbed off. 

Giorgos Masouras:  7.25/10

Giorgos gave it his all in the middle as he was the only creative outlet for Greece in attack. Masouras even scored in the penalty shootout. 

Anastasios Bakasetas(C):  6/10

The captain of Greece let his side down as he missed his penalty in the shootout. 

Dimitrios Pelkas: 6.5/10

Had a forgettable night in attack. 

Fotis Ioannidis:  5.8/10

Missed quite a few big chances on the night and was tied with Giakoumakis as the lowest rated player in Georgia vs Greece player ratings.

Greece Substitutes:

Lazaros Rota: 6.5/10

Covered well for the injured Baldock, but lacked attacking intent. 

Giannis Konstantelias: 7/10

Played a couple of nice passes after being subbed on for Pelkas. 

Manolis Siopis: 6/10

Was dribbled past four times after being subbed on.

Giorgos Giakoumakis: 5.8/10

Giorgos was offered the chance to be a hero, but he squandered the opportunity as he missed his penalty in the shootout. Giakoumakis had the unfortunate honor of being the lowest rated player for Georgia in Georgia vs Greece player ratings.

Andreas Bouchalakis: 7/10

Had a beautiful cameo for Greece and even converted his penalty from the spot in the shootout. 

Panagiotis Retsos: N/A

Didn’t get enough time to make an impact, but completed all of the 11 passes he attempted. 

Next up after Georgia vs Greece:

Georgia will now join Turkiye, Czech Republic and Portugal in Group F of the Euros group stage which will commence on 14th June. They will be playing their first ever game in the European Championship when they take on Turkiye on 18th June in the 1st round of matches in the Euros. Meanwhile the Greeks will have to return to the drawing board and determine what went wrong with their campaign and start all over again.

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