European Football Championship, Group B: Spain leaves Croatia no chance

European Football Championship, Group B: Spain leaves Croatia no chance

Spain – Croatia 3:0 (3:0)

Spain left the field with a clear victory in its first match of the European Football Championship in Group B against Croatia. The Spaniards won 3-0 (3-0) in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and warmed up for their next match against European Championship favorites Italy. Álvaro Morata scored the first goal (29th minute) for Spain, followed shortly afterwards by Fabián Ruiz (32nd) and Dani Carvajal (45th + 2) with further goals.

Around 68,800 spectators watched the match on site. However, there were more Croatian than Spanish fans in the stands of the Olympic Stadium.

In addition to its victory, the Spanish team also set a record: Spain’s Lamine Yamal is currently the youngest player to play in the history of European football championships. The FC Barcelona professional started the opening match at the age of 16. He will turn 17 the day before the final. Until now, the youngest player at a European Championship was Polish player Kacper Koslowski (17 years old).

Croatia failed to score despite scoring chances

Spain took the lead with their first dangerous attack after just under half an hour when Ruiz played a through ball to his captain Morata, who scored with a low shot. Just a minute later, Mateo Kovačić tried to equalize for Croatia, but Spain’s goalkeeper Simón saved. Shortly afterwards, Ruiz himself got past three Croatians and shot the ball flat into the goal with his left foot.

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Before the first half, Croatia’s Lovro Majer (33′) and Josko Gvardiol (41′) had good chances to score, but were unable to convert them. In the 80th minute, Spain’s goalkeeper Unai Simón saved a penalty from Bruno Petković, who had previously been fouled by Rodri.

Croatia will face Albania in Hamburg on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. One day later, Spain will play against Italy in Gelsenkirchen at 9 p.m.

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Spain left the field with a clear victory in its first match of the European Football Championship in Group B against Croatia. The Spaniards won 3-0 (3-0) in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and warmed up for their next match against European Championship favorites Italy. Álvaro Morata scored the first goal (29th minute) for Spain, followed shortly afterwards by Fabián Ruiz (32nd) and Dani Carvajal (45th + 2) with further goals.

Around 68,800 spectators watched the match on site. However, there were more Croatian than Spanish fans in the stands of the Olympic Stadium.

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