Pre-EURO 2016 : Spain Humbled 0-1 By Lower Ranked Georgia
Ahead of the EUROs, Spain were handed a shock home defeat by Georgia.
Spain are considered strong favorites to retain their crown and Vicente Del Bosque’s side will want to forget about the embarrassing result.
Thiago came close to giving the hosts the lead just before half-time but was denied by the goal-post.
Georgian midfielder Tornike Okriashvili put his team ahead in the 39th minute after a defensive error from Jordi Alba.
This is Spain’s first defeat in over a year, the Spaniards were last beaten 2-0 by Netherlands.
Spain controlled possession throughout the match, but could not take the ball forward.
Georgia are ranked 131 positions below Spain, lying at 137 in the FIFA world rankings, caused a major shocker just before the start of the biggest national competition in Europe.
Speaking to the media in the post match press-confrence Del Bosque said ‘We have an extraordinary challenge ahead of us, We can’t let this result affect us.’
‘They didn’t give us any space,’ Del Bosque said. ‘With Iniesta we cleared some lines and understood the game a little better. We lacked the final scoring touch.’