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.

Davit Skhirtladze opened the scoring for Georgia on 20 minutes
Davit Skhirtladze opened the scoring for Georgia on 20 minutes ©Getty Images

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.

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