The match was suffered, frustrating & nervous as Georgia put up an authentic wall of defenders in which Spain kept crashing into without any result. The frustrations grew as time went by & even desperation began creeping into the Spanish game.
Spanish Football Coach Del Bosque reacted taking off a defender ( Arbeloa ) for Cesc Fabregas & even put defender Pique up foward in an attempt to find the much desired goal.
The match prize & valuable goal finally came when Cesc Fabregas crossed from the wing & found ROBERTO SOLDADO in the box who put the ball into the net in the 85th min. Relief as Spain knew that a victory was very important for the long road ahead in this Group qualifying phase.
Valuable three points tonight, a hard night at the office for Spain.
Georgia 0: Loria (Kvaskhvadze, min. 73); Lobjanidze, Khizanishvili, Amisulashvili, Kvirkvelia; Kashia; Targamadze (Dzalamidze, min. 64), Daushvili, Kankava, Okriashvili; & Mchedlidze (Sirbiladze, min. 79).
Spain 1: Casillas; Arbeloa (Cesc Fábregas, min. 80), Piqué, Ramos, Jordi Alba; Busquets (Pedro, min. 57), Xabi Alonso, Xavi; Iniesta, Silva (Cazorla, min. 64) & Soldado.
Goal: 0-1, min. 85: Soldado.