Although the Spanish national fooball team clearly dominated the game with a sweeping possession, 80%, the winning goal came a few minutes before the end, and that after the hosts could blow in the 55th minute, when Amisulaşvili hit the post.
With 10 victories in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers and 8 in the qualifications for Euro 2012, Spain had not lost even a point in the last two qualifying campaigns led by Vicente del Bosque. And the kick off for defending the world & European trophy seemed an easy one. An opponent like Georgia should not have to put problems to Xavi & Co., although they had a good moral after the victory from last Friday gainst Belarus (score 1-0).
But the hosts were not scared of authoritarian champions. Despite an overwhelming possessions of the Iberians in the first half (81%) and some missed chances ( Silva, who hit the post, but also Xavi and Soldado missed), the score remained 0-0. Bad sign for the Spanish, since Georgia never lose in Tbilisi when at the interval the score was 0-0.
Enter the dressing rooms after a heroic half, after the break the hosts took courage, and in minute 55 Amisulaşvili sent the ball directly in bar, with a shot that Casillas was beaten. But the end belonged to Spain, and in the 86th minute Soldado has solved a difficult victory obtained by the World and European champions.