BVB Stadion Dortmund
AktürkogluKerem Aktürkoglu 
90' + 7'
GülerArda Güler 
MikautadzeGeorges Mikautadze
MüldürMert Müldür 
F. Tellowhistle
BVB Stadion Dortmund
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Full-time: Turkey 3-1 Georgia

Turkey win a captivating encounter! Mert Müldür broke the deadlock with a brilliant volley before Georges Mikautadze scored Georgia's first-ever goal in a European Championship to leave things level at the break. In the second period, Arda Güler's wonderful curled effort gave Turkey the advantage once more and, after Georgia had put their opponents under real pressure late on, Kerem Aktürkoğlu netted with the last kick of the game to cap off a fantastic 50th birthday for head coach Vincenzo Montella.
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Turkey secure the three points!

And Georgia are made to pay as Turkey add extra gloss to the win! Mamardashvili went up for a corner, and sub Aktürkoğlu only has to tap into an empty net after the Crescent-Stars break quickly. What a moment!
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Kerem Aktürkoglu
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Georgia, somehow, are still behind! A free-kick hits the post before the rebound is cleared off the line!
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Huge chance!

A fantastic opportunity for Georgia at the death, as Kochorashvili and Mikautadze get in each other's way on the edge of the six-yard box, with the former hammering wide.
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Dortmund's Özcan on

BVB's midfielder returns to his home ground to replace Çalhanoğlu as Turkey look to defend their narrow lead.

Yellow card


Mamardashvili saves!

Just like that, Turkey break and find Yılmaz in the box. He heads towards goal, but the Valencia man leaps to his right and keeps the effort out.

Georgia pushing

Sagnol's side are dominating possession now in their search for a goal.

Güler the hero

The teenager's effort has put Turkey in pole position to pick up the win.

Just over 10 minutes left

Can Georgia find a second equaliser?


A huge opportunity for Kochorashvili, who hammers the crossbar from inside the penalty area. Georgia aren't out of this yet!

Should be three!

Another quick move releases Kadıoğlu, and all he has to do is feed Kökçü. However, his pass is behind the midfielder, who cannot get enough on it to trouble Mamardashvili. .


It's another amazing goal that gives Turkey the lead again! Güler is just 19 years old but produces a moment of magic, curling into the top corner from 30 yards. There was nothing Mamardashvili could do there!

Arda Güler


Arda Güler

Turkey keeping Kvaratskhelia quiet

The Napoli forward has not been able to exert as much influence as he would like so far. There is still time for that to change though.

Kvaratskhelia wide

Georgia's main man doesn't connect enough with a cross into the box, and his effort trickles harmlessly wide as a result.

Çalhanoğlu deflected behind

The captain's low drive is deflected away for a corner, which eventually comes to nothing. Turkey are playing some lovely, incisive football at the moment.

Mamardashvili saves!

Free-kick specialist Çalhanoğlu strikes a free-kick with venom, and the Georgia goalkeeper does well to fist it away from goal.

Yellow card


Turkey pressure

Montella's men currently have Georgia pinned in their own third as they look to take the lead again.

Günok saves

A relatively easy catch for the Turkish goalkeeoer, who holds Tsitaishvili's strike from the left-hand side of the box.

Müldür close

A very early opportunity for the goalscorer, but he seems caught by surprise as the ball comes across and his effort is ultimately tame.

Back up and running!

Turkey kick us off in the second period - let's hope it is as exciting as the first!
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Half-time: Turkey 1-1 Georgia

Whisper it quietly, but that might well be the half of Euro 2024 so far! It ends 1-1, with Georges Mikautadze cancelling out Mert Müldür's stunning volley. Kenan Yıldız had a goal ruled out for offside, while Kaan Ayhan hit the post, but Turkey were unable to go into the break in front against a resilient, and themselves ambitious, Georgia outfit making their European Championship bow.

Ruining the Turkish party

Mikautadze, though, was on hand to restore parity for Georgia in their first-ever Euro match.

Turkey's man of the moment

It really was a fantastic effort to open the scoring from Müldür.

Mikautadze wide

So close to a second for the striker, but he can't quite direct his volley into the bottom corner. After being close to going two behind, Georgia now have the momentum.

Yellow card


History for Georgia!

Mikautadze becomes Georgia's first-ever goalscorer at a European Championship as he side-foots Kochorashvili's cross past Günok. The Georgia supporters, unsurprisingly, go wild as a result, and their team are now back on level terms!

Tsitaishvili thwarted

Strong palms from Günok push the Georgia full-back's attempt behind for a corner that ultimately comes to nothing.

Yıldız scores.... but....

Turkey think they have doubled their advantage through Yıldız's tap-in at the back post, but he was narrowly offside while doing so, and the goal is therefore chalked off.

What a strike!

Turkey have the lead, and in spectacular fashion! The ball falls to Müldür on the edge of the area, and he hammers a delicious volley into the top corner. That was worthy of two goals!
Mert Müldür


Some intricate build-up play ends with Çalhanoğlu dragging a volley on the turn wide of the post.

High press

Sagnol's men are pushing high whenever Turkey have the ball in their own third. Positive way to go about things.

Yıldız denied

Mamardashvili holds the Turkey striker's effort at the second attempt. It needed to be special to beat the shot-stopper from that tight angle.


Günok pushes a low, deflected strike from Mekvabishvili away to safety. A frantic start to this one!


Almost the opener for Turkey, as Ayhan hits the upright with an effort from just outside the area.

Bardakcı again

Another header from the defender, and this attempt goes narrowly wide of the post.

Today's setting

Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park is a fantastic venue for a tournament of this calibre!


First chance of the match for Turkey, as Bardakcı heads a corner over the bar.

Busy start

Both teams are looking to make a quick impression on this game. Plenty of energy and intensity already on show.

Happy Birthday Montella!

The Georgia manager head coach his 50th birthday today. His team will no doubt be eager to give him the best present - three points.


Georgia get us going in their maiden Euro appearance!

Players on the pitch

Not long until kick-off in this Group F opener!

Georgia making Euro bow

Georgia, meanwhile, are making their first-ever appearance at this competition. Despite finishing fourth in their qualifying group their UEFA Nations League performance gave them a reprieve, and they ultimately qualified after defeating Luxembourg and Greece in play-off fixtures.

Turkey looking for 2008 repeat

Turkey have won just one of their past seven games at European championships, but they reached the semi-finals in 2008, a run which included a 3-2 victory over fellow Group F contenders Czech Republic despite being 2-0 down with 15 minutes remaining.

Turkey team news

Meanwhile, Arda Güler is Turkey's danger man, with the Real Madrid forward lining up in a three behind striker Barış Yılmaz. Borussia Dortmund's Salih Özcan is on the bench for this one.

Georgia team news

Most eyes will be on Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, the Napoli forward and Georgia's key man. In terms of German interest, Karlsruher striker Budu Zivzivadze starts on the bench, with Georges Mikautadze leading the line alongside Kvaratskhelia.

Turkey starting XI

Günok - Müldur, Akaydin, Bardakcı, Kadıoğlu - Ayhan, Çalhanoğlu (c) - Güler, Kökçü, Yıldız - Yılmaz

Turkey subs

Bayındır, Çakır, Çelik, Demiral, Yokuşlu, Aktürkoğlu, Tosun, Yazıcı, Kaplan, Özcan, Yüksek, Kılıçsoy, Akgün, Yıldırım

Georgia starting XI

Mamardashvili - Kakabadze, Kverkvelia, Kashia (c), Dvali, Tsitaishvili - Kochorashvili, Mekvabishvili, Chakvetadze - Mikautadze, Kvaratskhelia

Georgia subs

Gugeshashvili, Zivzivadze, Davitashvili, Kvilitaia, Gocholeishvili, Lochoshvili, Gvelesaini, Kvekveskiri, Kiteishvili, Altunashvili, Shengelia, Lobjanidze, Tabidze, Sigua

One to watch: Budu Zivzivadze

The tall striker smashed 12 goals in last season's Bundesliga 2 for Karlsruhe, while he has eight goals in 26 appearances for Georgia - including three strikes in his past three internationals.

One Germany-based player each

Turkey have Borussia Dortmund defensive midfielder Salih Özcan in their ranks, while Georgia centre-foward Budu Zivzivadze plays for Bundesliga 2 side Karlsruhe.

Venue: Dortmund

After Italy v Albania on Saturday, Dortmund is to host its second tie of Euro 2024. Take a look at the legendary Signal Iduna Park with us in this video.

Tale of the tape

Euro debutants Georgia have met Turkey (who are in their sixth championship) five times since gaining independence in 1991. Georgia have beaten their Group F opponents just once, in a 2007 friendly.


Follow all of the build-up and live action as Turkey play Georgia in Dortmund!