Spain were held to a disappointing goalless draw against Sweden in their 2020 European Championship opener in Seville on Monday night.
's side had the vast majority of possession in the match, which at times resembled a session of attack versus defense, but were unable to take advantage of the good opportunities.
missed a glorious chance to open the scoring in the first half when he found himself alone in the box with only the keeper to beat, but he could not convert and the game went into the break with a 0-0 draw.
came closest for Spain as the second half wore on, but his effort from the top of the penalty area was cleared by
in the 72nd minute right before theRB Leipzig
attacker was withdrawn by Luis Enrique.
also had the chance to win the game through La Liga's young player of the year
, who muscled his way in for a shot that deflected off a Spanish defender, hit the post, and looped straight to keeper
They continued to defend logically for the rest of the match and saw out the hard-earned point with keeper
making a critical save on a
header shortly before full-time.
The draw in Seville meansSlovakia are at top of the Group E after their surprise 2-1 victory over Poland
will travel to Saint Petersburg, Russia to face
, who beat Poland in their first match, on Friday 18 June.
play the day after, facing