Georgia vs Portugal Highlights

Georgia vs Portugal Highlights as Ronaldo and co stunned in 2-0 defeat

Georgia have sealed a 2-0 win over Portugal to seal a place in the Round of 16. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored the opening goal to put the underdogs ahead before Georges Mikautadze sealed the win in the second half. Sportsdunia brings you every minute of the Euro 2024 game with our Georgia vs Portugal highlights summary!

They will now take on Spain in the next round, while Portugal will face Slovenia after finishing on top of Group F.

Georgia vs Portugal Highlights

1′ – GOAL! What a start for Georgia as they take the lead with the first attack of the game after a big mistake from Antonio Silva. Khvicha Kvarat­skhelia slots the ball past Diogo Costa, who has no chance to get close to the ball.

17′ – SAVE: Cristiano Ronaldo takes a stuning freekick from 30 yards out, but Mamardashvili is equali to it and punches it out for a corner.

28′ – YELLOW CARD: Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player booked for complaining about not getting a penalty. His shirt was pulled inside the box during a corner, but the referee and VAR did not see it as a punishable move.

44′ – YELLOW CARD: Pedro Neto is the next player booked and it is for simulation. Referee not happy with him dangling his leg for a freekick outside the box and has taken his name.

52′ – YELLOW CARD: Ruben Never is into the books just minutes after coming on for stopping a counter.

55′ – PENALTY TO GEORGIA! Referee waves away the shout for a penalty after Lochoshvili went down in the box, but VAR have asked him to reconsider his decision. He is off to the monitor and has given the penalty!

57′ – GOAL! Georges Mikautadze has slotted in the penalty despite the best efforts of Diogo Costa! The Portuguese goalkeeper goes the right way, but the penalty is inches away from his hands and it is 2-0 to Georgia.

85′ – YELLOW CARD: Anzor Mekvabishvili is booked following a foul.

90′ + 4′ – FULL TIME!

Key Stats

  • Georgia have qualified for the knockout stages of a major international tournament for the very first time, picking up four points in Group F (W1D1 L1). They are the first European nation to qualify from the group stage in their first major tournament (WC/EUROS) since Iceland at EURO 2016.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score in the group stage of a major international tournament for the first time in his career. Prior to this tournament, Ronaldo had scored in all of the 10 group stages he’d played at (EURO 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020 and WC 2006,2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022).
  • Tonight’s loss is Portugal’s first competitive defeat since December 2022 (0-1 v Morocco, FIFA World Cup 2022) and manager Roberto Martínez’s first competitive defeat in charge of Portugal, with them winning all of their 12 previous such matches under him.

Player of the match

Giorgi Mamard­ashvili was the best player of the match without a doubt. He was the sole reason why Portugal did not score a goal, especially in the first half of the match despite their best efforts.


Georgia will be playing the knockout stages of a tournament for the first time. They have caused the biggest upset of Euro 2024 by beating the 2016 champions comprehensively.

They will face Spain in the last 16 on June 30!

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