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Spain vs Sweden LIVE: Euro 2020 latest score, goals and updates from fixture tonight


Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Spain begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Sweden at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville.

Luis Enrique is one of the best managers at the tournament, but his preparation has been far from ideal as he looks to revolutionise the way La Roja play football.

An outbreak of Covid-19, including positives for Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente, has complicated matters for this inconsistent side, who thrashed Germany 6-0 but then failed to beat Greece earlier this year.

The former Barcelona boss has urged his squad to become leaders: “This team doesn’t need leadership, there’s 23 players who can provide that. I’m also one of the leaders, for better or worse. Every coach should be a leader but in this team, everyone should lead from the pitch. They have to get that from themselves. But our strength is our group and we’re well prepared.”

Sweden, too, have endured Covid-19 issues in the build-up to the tournament, with Dejan Kulusevski and Mattias Svanberg testing positive last week and forced to go into isolation. Focus for the Swedes has been on Alexander Isak, who will step in to lead the line without veteran star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who ended his five-year international retirement in March but had to rule himself out of Euro 2020 because of a knee injury. The 21-year-old Real Sociedad star admits he is “anxious” about performing: “It will be my first final tournament. That’s what I’m most anxious about. The fact that we start out against Spain is a lot of fun, since that’s where I play my day-to-day football.”

Follow live updates from Spain vs Sweden at Euro 2020 below:

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

11 mins: Pedri finds Olmo with a pass up the inside left and the Spanish stiker is brought down for a free kick. Rodri floats the ball into the middle of the Swedish box but Marcus Danielson is able to beat Olmo to the initial header. The ball is chipped back into the penalty area from the left and Danielson follows up with a better headed clearance.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:14

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

8 mins: Koke delivers the corner and manages to pick out Morata. He knocks the ball down under pressure and it squirts out to the edge of the box where Dani Olmo is waiting. He strikes one with his first touch but sends it over the crossbar.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:10

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

6 mins: Spain have taken immediate control of the game. Sweden are defending very deep in their own half and Spain are still finding little pockets of space in the wide areas. Morata is played into the byline on the left side of the box and his cut back wins Spain the first corner of the game.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:08

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

Kick off: Sweden get this Group E match underway. Both sides are vying to join Slovakia on three points after they defeated Poland 2-1 earlier today.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:03

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Euro 2020: Spain vs Sweden

The teams make their way out for the national anthems. Sweden’s is first and they fairly belt it out exciting the visiting fans in the stadium. The Spanish players are less enthusiastic with their rendition. They’ve already got their game faces on.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 19:57

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Euro 2020: Spain’s Euros love affair

Spain have won only one of their last five opening matches at a major tournament, a 1-0 win over Czech Republic at Euro 2016.

Despite this they have won two of the last three tournaments and their three championship victories in total is only equalled by Germany.

They have reached the knockout stages of five of their last six Euros – only failing to get out of the group stages in 2004.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 19:55

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Euro 2020: Isak key to Sweden’s Euro hopes

Sweden’s chances of reaching the knockout stages rest with the talents of 21-year-old Alexander Isak. The Real Sociedad forward is Sweden’s youngest ever goalscorer after he scored against Slovakia in January 2017.

He gave up the No. 11 for Sweden when Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to the national team, saying he’d like to have it back “in six-seven years” but got it back sooner than that.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 19:50

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Euro 2020: Sweden’s poor European Championship form

Sweden have lost six of their last eight European Championships matches with the other games ending in one win and one draw. That sole victory came versus France in Euro 2012.

Their best finish in six previous appearances at the was making the semi-finals on debut as hosts in 1992 but Sweden have failed to make it out of the group stages in the last three European Championships.

They last made the knockout stages in 2004 before losing a penalty shoot-out to the Netherlands. They only scored once in the previous tournament and that was an own-goal scored by the Republic of Ireland’s Ciaran Clark.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 19:42

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Euro 2020: Spain look to exceed expectations and make history

Spain would become the first nation to win the European Championship four times if they can add Euro 2020 to their collection. However they are widely considered only the fourth or fifth favourites behind France, England, Belgium and even Germany to go all the way and lift the trophy.

But there have been signs that they are more than capable of causing a sort of upset. For starters, Luis Enrique’s side are unbeaten in their past 23 matches, a run stretching back two and a half years.

They also demolished Germany in a 6-0 victory in the Nations League last November which sent shockwaves across Europe. If it said plenty about Germany’s frailties, that match also revealed that this young and dynamic Spanish side can be devastating when they press high and force their opponents into mistakes.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 19:38



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