Spain vs Gerogia – World Cup Live Football Score 28 Mar 2021
Spain will be looking to move onto four points in Group B when they continue their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign away to Georgia on Sunday evening.
La Roja were held to a 1-1 draw by Greece in their group opener on Thursday, while Georgia opened their campaign with a 1-0 defeat against Sweden.
- Georgia lost 1-0 to Sweden in their opening game of qualification for the 2022 World Cup. They only managed one less shot on target than Sweden.
- Spain had nearly 80% possession against Greece on Thursday, completing 850 passes to Greece’s 147, yet were held to a 1-1 draw and managed only two shots on target. Nothing like the performance that saw them batter Germany 6-0 in their final game of 2020.
- Georgia remarkably beat an almost full-strength Spain in their last meeting back in 2016. All three previous meetings have actually been tight affairs but it would be a huge shock if Spain didn’t win here.
Georgia vs Spain Team News
Captain Sergio Ramos was withdrawn at half time against Greece, but the Real Madrid defender should start once more this weekend.
With Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno nursing a slight knock, Alvaro Morata is likely to start up front again for La Roja, while debutant Bryan Gil’s impressive showing from the bench on the left-wing could see him rewarded with a starting berth.
Georgia are likely to go for a similar starting eleven that narrowly lost 1-0 to Sweden in midweek.
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The game against Greece underlined the problem that has been facing Spain for a number of years, namely the lack of a clinical edge in the final third.
On their day, Luis Enrique’s men can blow apart any side in the world as shown in their 6-0 demolition of Germany back in November, yet more often than not they struggle to break down highly defensive units.
We can readily expect the hosts on Sunday to play with at least 10 men behind the ball and Spain will have to use all their skill and energy to find a way through.