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Shankland's Stoppage-Time Heroics Secure Scotland a Gritty Draw Against Georgia in Euro 2024 Qualifier.

 
Shankland's Stoppage-Time Heroics Secure Scotland a Gritty Draw Against Georgia in Euro 2024 Qualifier

Scotland secured a late 2-2 draw against Georgia in their recent Euro 2024 qualifier in Tbilisi, maintaining their unbeaten record in the campaign. Lawrence Shankland played the hero with a stoppage-time equalizer after Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's double had put Georgia in front.

The match started with Scotland controlling possession and probing in Georgia's half. Despite their dominance, Georgia took the lead in the 16th minute when Otar Kakabadze delivered a precise cross from the right, met by Kvaratskhelia's well-timed run that beat goalkeeper Zander Clark.

In response to falling behind, Scotland's manager Steve Clarke made a double substitution at halftime, introducing Lewis Ferguson and Kenny McLean. The changes quickly paid off, with McLean setting up Scott McTominay for an equalizer just four minutes into the second half. McTominay's powerful shot beat Giorgi Mamardashvili in Georgia's goal.

However, Kvaratskhelia wasn't done, as he once again showcased his skill by scoring a delightful goal from the left-hand side, regaining the lead for Georgia.

With time running out, substitute Lawrence Shankland became Scotland's savior. In stoppage time, Stuart Armstrong delivered a superb cross, and Shankland rose above the defense to head the ball past Mamardashvili, salvaging a point for Scotland and solidifying their second-place standing in Group A.

Despite already securing qualification, Scotland demonstrated resilience and determination to avoid defeat in a challenging away fixture.
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