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Spain 0-0 Sweden: Spain start Euro 2020 with frustrating goalless draw

Mon 14 June 2021 | 22:03

Spain were held to a disappointing goalless draw against Sweden in their 2020 European Championship opener in Seville on Monday night.

Luis Enrique

'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.

Juventus

striker

Alvaro Morata

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.

Dani Olmo

came closest for Spain as the second half wore on, but his effort from the top of the penalty area was cleared by

Marcus Danielsson

in the 72nd minute right before the

RB Leipzig

attacker was withdrawn by Luis Enrique.

Sweden

also had the chance to win the game through La Liga's young player of the year

Alexander Isak

, who muscled his way in for a shot that deflected off a Spanish defender, hit the post, and looped straight to keeper

Unai Simon

.

They continued to defend logically for the rest of the match and saw out the hard-earned point with keeper

Robin Olsen

making a critical save on a

Gerard Moreno

header shortly before full-time.

Sweden

will travel to Saint Petersburg, Russia to face

Slovakia

, who beat Poland in their first match, on Friday 18 June.

Spain

play the day after, facing

Poland

in Seville.


source: SportMob