Georgia get their 1st point but miss a win in 1-1 draw with Czech Republic at Euro 2024

 Georgia made history at Euro 2024 by earning their first-ever point at a major tournament in a hard-fought 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic. The match was filled with drama, including a late missed opportunity that could have secured a win for Georgia.

Midfielder Saba Lobjanidze, representing Atlanta United in the US state of Georgia, narrowly missed a chance to score the winning goal as his shot sailed over the bar with the final kick of the game. His emotional reaction after the match, consoled by coach Willy Sagnol, reflected the intensity of the moment.

The game also saw video reviews play a significant role. The Czech team initially took the lead with a goal that later revealed a deflection off their own player's face and arm. Conversely, Georgia capitalized on a penalty awarded through VAR for handball by a Czech defender, securing the lead temporarily.

The Czech Republic fought back, equalizing with Patrik Schick's goal, albeit losing him to a potential injury concern later in the match. Despite appealing for penalties due to alleged pushes in the box, VAR remained inactive, leaving both teams with a crucial point but in need of a victory in their final group games to advance.

Overall, the match showcased the highs and lows of tournament football, setting the stage for an exciting conclusion in Group F with Türkiye and Portugal yet to play their matches.

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