Spain and Ukraine qualified, with two wins in two matches, against Croatia and Romania, the host country, for the quarter-finals of the European Football Championship on Saturday, and at the same time eliminated their opponents in Group Two.
Final Spain and Ukraine in the group
Impressive against Romania in their first meeting, Rogeta was a bit slower on Saturday in Bucharest against Croatia and won thanks to a goal scored by striker Abel Ruiz 20 seconds into the game.
Earlier today, the Ukrainians, without their star Mykhailo Modric to rest, struggled to beat Romania (1-0), thanks to a goal against his Romanian side at the end of the match.
Spain and Ukraine will compete for top spot in the group when they meet on Tuesday, while Romania and Croatia will try not to finish the European Championship.
Things are less straightforward in Group A, where Georgia, the other host nation, never ceases to surprise during the Euros.
On Saturday, he came back from long range, leading 2-0 after 40 minutes by an attractive Belgian side, and finally snatching a draw (2-2), with nearly 50,000 spectators paying attention at Paichadze Stadium in Tbilisi.
In the other meeting, Portugal, which reached the finals of the previous edition in 2021, is on the brink of the abyss, which could not provide better than a draw (1-1) against the Netherlands.
The Portuguese must inevitably defeat Belgium on the third day on Tuesday, while counting on a positive result from Georgia (win or draw) against the Netherlands.