The Israeli youth team (U-21) has advanced to the semifinals of Euro 2023 after defeating their peers from Georgia in the quarterfinals. The match, which took place on July 1 in Tbilisi, ended in a 0-0 draw and was decided by penalties, with Israel winning 4-3. The Georgian team had Dinamo midfielder Giorgi Tsitaishvili and Shakhtar defender Giorgi Gocholeishvili in their starting lineup. The Israeli team had the first scoring chance in the fifth minute, but the match remained goalless throughout regular and extra time. Israel will now face the winner of the England-Portugal pair in the semifinals.
The Israeli youth team (U-21) defeated their peers from Georgia in the 1/4 finals of Euro 2023, which took place on July 1 in Tbilisi, and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament (0:0, 4:3). on the pen.).
The Georgian national team (U-21) lost to the Israeli team in the 1/4 finals of the European Youth Championship, which took place on July 1 in Tbilisi (0:0, 3:4 on pen.).
Dinamo midfielder Giorgi Tsitaishvili and Shakhtar defender Giorgi Gocholeishvili started the Georgian team. The Kyiv player was substituted in the 70th minute, while the Donetsk player played the full match.
George Tsitaishvili. Photo: Google
The first scoring chance was created by Israel. In the fifth minute of the match, forward Dor Turgeman, after an individual pass, went one-on-one with Georgian goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili, but shot wide of the goal.
In the middle of the first half, Gocholeishvili hit the corner near the opposition goal with a powerful shot, but the goal was disallowed because the ball left the field during the attack.
George Gocholeishvili. Photo: FC Shakhtar
At the beginning of the second half of the meeting, Israeli defender Omri Gandelman sent the ball to the opponent’s goal post from close range.
In the middle of the second half, Tsitaishvili made a solo pass and entered a surprise position, but the midfielder’s dangerous shot was blocked by Israeli defender Stav Lemkin. Immediately afterwards, Georgy received a yellow card for disrupting a dangerous attack by the opposition and was replaced four minutes later.
During the prime time of the match, the team failed to reach the gate at least once.
In extra time, the game went on a collision course, but neither team was aware of the opportunities created. At the same time, Georgia never hit Israel on target in 120 minutes of the fight.
Israel won 4-3 on penalties. Gocholeishvili did not approach the matter.
Georgia – Israel. Photo: Twitter
- On July 5, the Israeli youth team will play in the 1/2 finals of Euro 2023 with the winner of the England-Portugal pair.
- The national team of Ukraine (U-21) under the leadership of Ruslan Rotan will meet in the 1/4 final round of the European Championship with the French team. The match will take place in Romanian Cluj-Napoca on Sunday, July 2, and will start at 22:00 Kyiv time.
- Another Euro 2023 quarter-final pair is Spain and Switzerland, who will kick off the meeting on July 1 at 22:00.
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