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.”

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

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

33 mins: Spain’s intensity has been impression. They could be more penetrating with the ball but whenever they lose possession they’re onto Sweden in a flash, pressing high and closing down quickly.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:38

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

30 mins: Spain are in no hurry. They’re content to play a passing game, moving the ball around the pitch with seeming ease and attempting to draw Sweden out of their shape at the back.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:37

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Euro 2020: Koke comes close for Spain!

27 mins: Koke is having a blinder for Spain. He controlling the passing game in midfield and making darting runs when off the ball. Olmo carries the ball down the left side for Spain before curling a low cross into the box. Koke makes a run from deep and times it to perfection but he can’t keep his shot down and the effort goes over the bar.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:33

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

24 mins: Great pressing from Spain as Alvaro Morata drops back to nick the ball off Albin Ekdal and win a free kick when the Swedish midfielder attempts to recover it. The free kick is played quickly out to Ferran Torres on the right side and he plays a lovely pass down the line for Marcos Llorente on the overlap before sprinting into the box. Llorente cuts the ball into the middle and Kristoffer Olsson is forced to dive in front of Torres to poke the ball behind for a corner.

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Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:28

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

21 mins: Sweden win a throw in over on their right wing and decide that a long throw into the box is the best plan of attack. The throw in is easily defended by Rodri but his clearance falls to Emil Forsberg who skews a long-ranged effort high and wide.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:25

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Euro 2020: Spain 0 – 0 Sweden

19 mins: That chance was a warning sign for Sweden. They aren’t going to be able to keep this gameplan up for the full 90 minutes. They need to find a way to transition from defence into attack and get their two strikers into the game.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:23

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Euro 2020: Olmo denied by Olsen!

16 mins: As if on cue Spain almost find the breakthrough. The play is switched out to Marcos Llorente on the right wing. He brings it under control before passing it inside to Koke. Sweden allow Koke plenty of time on the ball and he swings a perfect cross into the six-yard box. Dani Olmo runs past Victor Lindelof and wins the header, sending it back across goal towards the bottom corner. It bounces just in front of Robin Olsen and the Swedish goalkeeper is able to push it wide with a strong left hand.

Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:21

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Michael Jones14 June 2021 20:18

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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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