Good evening and welcome to live coverage of the Euro 2020 clash between Spain and Sweden in Group E.
Euro / Group Stage
Estadio La Cartuja / 14.06.2021
End of 2nd Half
It’s all over! Sweden have held on for a draw in Seville, a point that they absolutely deserve for an extremely organised defensive effort. In truth Sweden could have won it had Berg converted his chance in the second half, although Spain will be able to point to plenty of opportunities of their own and a host of examples of profligate finishing. Group E is wide open!
Morata and Berg spurn big chances as Spain and Sweden play out first stalemate
A Moreno header slides wide and is that the last chance for Spain?
And another chance! Alba does amazingly well again to get in down the left and his clipped cross finds Sarabia. But the substitute doesn’t react in time and essentially knees a tame effort straight into the grateful arms of the keeper.
There will be six minutes of added time. Still hope for Spain...
Is that the chance? Moreno meets a cross with a flicked header, but his contact isn’t perfect and it gives Olsen the chance to produce a great reaction save. He should have scored.
Alba again makes the run down the left and clips in a cross towards Moreno, but the flag goes up for offside. Replays suggest that was probably the wrong call.
Back come Spain, with Alba again the out-ball on the left. He’s tried his best the captain, but Sweden have been quite happy to receive crosses into the box, knowing that they have the wood over the Spanish centre-forwards (so far anyway).
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Seb Larsson, yes that one, draws a foul to give Sweden the chance to take a bit more time out of the game. He’s 36 now, Larsson, and frankly I half thought he’d retired, but he’s put a real shift in tonight.
Moreno whips a lovely ball into the box, but Danielson knows there’s nobody behind him and lets it run through to safety. It’s a real siege of the Sweden box now, but there haven’t been any great chances for Spain at all in this second half.
Alba skips past defenders in the box and hammers a ball across the face of goal, but it is cleared again. Spain are getting closer though, and the threat from Sweden seems to have gone since Isak went off.
Sarabia whips in a peach of a cross but it’s cleared by Sweden yet again. He looks lively, the PSG man.
Sweden clear but it’s long and aimless and back come Spain again. It’s a bit early to be punting it away like that.
The clock is ticking down as Spain continue to recycle the ball and look for gaps in the Sweden defence that don't seem to be there.
Spain need a goal and who better to get one than Moreno. That's what Enrique will be hoping at any rate.
Two further changes for Spain.
Llorente does brilliantly to keep the ball alive on the byline and cut hit back for Olmo. He’s been good all night and controls it well before seeing his shot well blocked by Danielson.
Spain have lost their zip a bit in this second half and are the feeling of desperation is increasing in the stands. Failing to win here isn’t terminal for their qualification chances, not by any means, but they had likely earmarked this as potentially the most likely three points in the group.
Bringing Isak off does seem very strange given what has happened in this second half, but we'll see.
A double change for Sweden too.