Day 5 of Euro 2024: Portugal plays Czech Republic as Georgia makes Euro bow

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Day 5 of Euro 2024: Portugal plays Czech Republic as Georgia makes Euro bow

Yesterday Romania surprised everyone and smashed Ukraine 3-0. Skipper Nicolae Stanciu's screamer, Razvan Marin's powerful shot outside the eighteen

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Euro 2024: Georgia and Czech Republic draw 1-1 in Hamburg in an intense match

Yesterday

Romania surprised everyone and smashed Ukraine 3-0. Skipper Nicolae Stanciu’s screamer, Razvan Marin’s powerful shot outside the eighteen-yard box and a simple tap-in from Denis Dragus ensured an emphatic 3-0 massacre of Ukraine.

The new generation of Belgium led by the veterans Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Yannick Carrasco was beaten by the resilient Slovakia 1-0 in Frankfurt.

After a catastrophic error by Doku, Belgium went down as Casteels’ parried effort was smashed in by Ivan Shranz in the 7th minute.

Belgium squandered numerous chances with the experienced Lukaku and Arsenal’s Leandro Trossard letting Domenico Tedesco’s side down.

Belgium has had so many great players in the last decade but is now struggling to get their replacement. The team was unlucky with VAR disallowing two goals scored by Lukaku Belgium.

France won through Maximilian Wöber’s own goal in the first half. The return of Ngolo Kante yielded good results as he was voted the Man of the Match. Didier Deschamps and Ralph Rangnick showed the reason why they are big brains in European Football. Their tactics were spot on although Les Blues won. The post-match discussion was overshadowed by Kylian Mbappe’s broken nose which seems to be dangerous with reports suggesting the skipper could be out for 10 days.

Today

Turkey will entertain minnows Georgia who take part in their first major tournament. Georgia has a spine of Valencia’s’ goalkeeper Mamarshdavili, Slovan Bratislava’s centre-back Kashia, Otar Kiteishvili of Sturm Graz and Napoli’s Kvaratskhelia. Turkey are expected to have a very huge crowd due to their huge diaspora in Germany. Hakan Cahanoglu is expected to play a very key role in the opening game against Georgia.

Portugal starts their campaign with the Czech Republic with much attention on the 39-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo who is participating in his 6th European Championship. Roberto Martinez’s star-studded Portugal are overwhelming favourites against the Czech Republic in Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena.

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