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Georgia and Croatia share the spoils

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 19.45CET
Georgia 1-1 Croatia
Andrej Kramarić cancelled out Davit Skhirtladze's opener to ensure the visitors came away from Tbilisi with a share of the spoils.
by Vakhtang Bzikadze
from Mikheil Meskhi Stadium
Georgia and Croatia share the spoils
Davit Skhirtladze opened the scoring for Georgia on 20 minutes ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 19.45CET

Georgia and Croatia share the spoils

Georgia 1-1 Croatia
Andrej Kramarić cancelled out Davit Skhirtladze's opener to ensure the visitors came away from Tbilisi with a share of the spoils.

Georgia and Croatia shared the spoils in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 5, although both sides knew prior to kick-off that they could not catch either Spain or Switzerland at the top of the section.

The hosts started the game on the front foot with Jambul Jigauri drawing a tenth-minute save out of Simon Sluga. Croatia had been warned but they could not prevent Georgia taking lead on 20 minutes when Giorgi Chanturia found Davit Skhirtladze, who fired underneath the diving Sluga to score.

Ivan Šušak's men rallied and drew level eight minutes before the break through Andrej Kramarić's long-range strike. Chances were few and far between in the second half and the game ended all square to leave both countries on seven points from seven games played.

Georgia take on Estonia in their final group game on 6 September, while Croatia face leaders Spain four days later.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.13CET

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