Georgia, the co-hosts of the tournament with Romania, created an upset by defeating Portugal, one of the favourites, 2-0 on the first day of the Spanish European Championship on Thursday, while the Netherlands and Belgium drew 0-0 in the other. Group A match
In Group B, logic was respected in the two meetings in which players from Ukraine and home country Shakhtar Donetsk easily beat Croatia 2-0, and Spain, another favourite, Romania cracked in the second half to win 3-0 and take the lead. in the group.
But the sensation on this first day came from Tbilisi, where Portugal, deprived of its star Goncalo Ramos, was injured, but with two from Marseille Vitinha and Nuno Tavares, they fell from the start against Georgia.
The Georgians scored two goals in the first half, through Jagua (37) and Sazonov (45 + 1) with two assists from Tsitashvili and managed not to score a goal against the best attack in the qualifying stage (41 goals scored).
The first day of the Euro Thursday should continue with the toughest poster and entry for France against Italy in Cluj in Romania. In the other match of Group D, the Swiss national team will face the Norwegian national team in Bucharest. In Group C, Germany and Israel, already contending qualifiers, will face each other in Kutaisi, Georgia, and England will be matched against the Czech Republic.