Spain has beaten Czech Republic 1 – 0 in Toulouse in the first Euro 2016 match for the current european champion. Del Bosque solved the mystery of the Spanish goal, using David De Gea as a main goalkeeper. Also, the national spanish team played with Juanfran, Piqué, Ramos and Jordia Alba in the defensive line, Busquets, Cesc, Silva and Iniesta as midfielders and Nolito and Morata as strikers.

Spain Starting XI
In the first half, the Juventus striker Álvaro Morata had two good chances, but the former Real Madrid player did not find the way to the goal. Spain played all the match patiently, trying to bring down the Czech wall and their best player, the Arsenal goalkeeper Peter Cech. However, even with an exceptional Iniesta, the spanish army did not score til the 88th minute. It was after a connection between Iniesta and Piqué that Spain achieved the advantage in the scoreboard.

The spanish national coach commented: “We eventually took the lead but we were not successful at the last moment, it took us too much time to score.” “It was hard to score, it took a great cross from Andrés to Pique. We had a few problems with our attack, but in the end we won”. He added. “I do not know if it will be enough, but we’ll take the three points. I’m happy for everyone.” He said to finish.

Right now La Roja is leading the D group along Croatia and they will play the second match the next Friday 17th of June against Turkey.


Spain (3 points)

Croatia (3 points)

Czech Republic (0 points)

Turkey (0 points)