AsiaDespatch.org – The Spanish national team acted as host to host the Swedish national team in their inaugural match at EURO 2020. The match played in La Cartuja Stadium, Seville only ended in a draw.
First 0-0 Score At EURO 2020
In the end the EURO 2020 tournament gave birth to a final score of 0-0. In that match the Swedish national team, led by Janne Andersson, decided to play more defensively and take advantage of the counter-attack.
The team from Scandinavia used long passes tactics utilizing the speed of their two strikers, Alexander Isak and Marcus Berg. However, because they never produced a second goal, Viktor Claesson and Robin Quaison were replaced in the 69th minute.
Meanwhile, the Spanish national team is under the tutelage of coaches Luis Enrique using their short bait strategy. The coach lowered his players with a 4-3-3 formation. In the attacking sector, the former Barcelona tactician plays Dani Olmo and Ferran Torres in wing positions. While the team striker position is filled by Juventus striker, Alvaro Morata.
However, until the game ended, the host who was nicknamed La Furia Roja did not get a goal. Even though they managed to control the ball 86% compared to 14%. While the number of kicks against the Spanish national team again won five to one.
A draw with this glasses score became the first record in the event EURO 2020 this. Previously, the competing countries always scored even if it was only one goal, such as the Finland match against Denmark.
Goal No, They Operate Yes
The Spanish national team, which played its first game, set another record. They managed to record a total of 917 passes without a kick which resulted in goals. The record became the scorn of not only netizens but also sports media.
Right-back in charge this time, Marcos Llorente said that he did not expect the match to end with a goalless result. The Atletico Madrid player felt that his team had many chances but the execution was very poor.
Robin Olsen VS Alvaro Morata
The toughness of the Swedish national team goalkeeper, Robin Olsen should be appreciated. Like the opportunity for the home team midfielder, Dani Olmo in the 16th minute who got a header opportunity. Previously, Koke, who was observant, saw the RB Leipzig midfielder making a sweet pass.
But the former Barcelona midfielder’s header was blocked by the visitors’ goalkeeper. Even though Dani Olmo has escaped from the guard of the Swedish team’s defense. While the rest of the kicks from distance were also successfully countered by the Everton goalkeeper.
Meanwhile the role Alvaro Morata also worth highlighting in this match. Because several times the former Real Madrid striker was unable to kick to meet the goal. Even his kick is always wide and away from the goal area.
His first chance was created in the 38th minute thanks to an error from the visitors’ back line nicknamed the Blagult. Miscommunication made the ball even lead to the 28-year-old striker. Entering the penalty box he immediately hit the ball as hard as possible. But what power his kick even widen.
Not just that one time, in the second half, precisely in the 50th minute, Alvaro Morata again acted. This time through a counterattack, Dani Olmo initiated. The midfielder also took the initiative to make a short pass to the striker.
The Juventus striker, who was already within the perfect shooting range, returned to an empty area. His shot did not seem to want to lead to the goal guarded by the Swedish national team goalkeeper, Robin Olsen.