Pablo Gabi has been inundated with messages of support. The same can be said for Barcelona and their rivals Real Madrid.
EPSN, a global media outlet, reported on April 22 that “Real president Florentino Perez has sent a letter to Gabi wishing him a speedy recovery after he was ruled out for the season. The president sent the letter in the name of the club and promised full support,” EPSN reported. According to the source, Gabi received an overwhelming number of messages in the days following the injury, including from Real president Peres and Real players such as Joselu and Daniel Carvajal.
Joselu said, “It felt like a defeat. You are a fantastic player and you will overcome this bravely. We all support you.” “A (club) rival, a (national) teammate, but above all a person, a person who will come back much stronger,” Carvajal said.
Spain (ranked 8th in the FIFA rankings) defeated Georgia (ranked 76th in the FIFA rankings) 3-1 on Tuesday at 4:45 a.m. ET at the Estadio José Sorrilla in Valladolid, Spain, in the 10th round of the UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying Group A match. With the win, Spain (21 points) clinched first place ahead of Scotland (17) and Norway (11).
The final match of the qualifiers was against Georgia, a team that is considered to be a step down in terms of objective quality, and De la Fuente’s team was looking to build on their success in qualifying. Spain brought out their best lineup in a 4-3-3 formation. Williams, Alvaro Morata, and Torres formed the back three. Fabian Luis, Rodri, and Gabi formed the midfield. The back four was Jose Gaya, Inigo Martinez, Robin Le Normand, and Carvajal. Unai Simone was in goal. 무지개토토 주소
Early on, the balance was upset. It was Spain who took the lead. In the fourth minute of the first half, Williams won a free kick on the flank. Torres, the kicker, crossed it into the penalty box. Le Normand, who had gotten behind the defense, headed it home. Georgia did not stand still. In the 10th minute, on the counterattack, Hvitsa Kvaradzhelia won a line break. Simone came charging out of the box and rattled the net with a low shot to equalize.
Then the unexpected happened. In the 19th minute, Torres played a pass to Gabi. As Gabi turned to protect the ball, he collided with a defender and went down. Gabi was brought back into the game but was unable to continue and Spain were forced to sub him out.
Spain kept their composure and pushed forward, and it paid off. Ten minutes into the second half, Torres got his head on a Gaya cross and scored. The gap had widened. In the 27th minute, substitute Ramin Yamal’s cross hit a defender’s head and went straight into his own net for an own goal.