A final for Spain. After having had to settle for a draw in the first two meetings of this Euro, La Roja had to win against Slovakia, placed ahead of them in the standings, and which could therefore be satisfied with a draw. Enough criticized from the other side of the Pyrenees, Luis Enrique made many changes in his eleven holder, with the presence of Eric Garcia, César Azpilicueta, the return of Busquets and the tenure of Pablo Sarabia. And the Iberians did the job. From the start, the Spaniards attacked and Alvaro Morata struck, with a complicated angle, but saw his attempt being deflected by Dubravka (5th). A few minutes later, on a penalty caused by Koke, the Juventus striker missed his chance, with a nice save from the Slovakian goalkeeper (12th). Behind, Sarabia missed out after a caviar from Pedri, while behind, the latter was on the verge of being able to push her to the back, alone at the far post (19th). Difficult to convert opportunities, as in the first two days.
Morata was hitting from outside the area, but the Newcastle goalkeeper got the ball out well (24 ‘). Dominating, Spain was finally going to be rewarded. Pablo Sarabia fired a shot on the bar, but trying to push back the falling leather, Dubravka inadvertently pushed him to the bottom of his cages (0-1, 30th). A little boost rather deserved for La Roja, who continued to dominate and would even double the bet before the break. Gerard Moreno put a ball into the area, and it was Aymeric Laporte who was there to place a good header (0-2, 45th + 3). Logical advantage at half-time therefore, and the second act resumed with a fairly similar scenario, despite a slightly slower pace.
Spanish offensive festival
Pablo Sarabia, very prominent this evening, was more or less going to seal the meeting rather quickly. After a great collective action, Jordi Alba centered in the area, where the Parisian was waiting, well positioned at the penalty spot to place a flat foot which finished at the bottom (0-3, 56th). Spain were at ease, with a good Sergio Busquets in the midfield as well. The party was not over, as Pedri, also in legs, delivered a superb ball to Sarabia, who put back for Ferran Torres. With a heel, the Citizen sent the ball to the bottom of the Slovakian cages (0-4, 67th). Pau Torres, freshly entered into the game, also went for his goal, from the header to the far post, even if it could be given to Kucka against his camp (0-5, 71st). Luis Enrique then took the opportunity to make many changes and rest some executives, with the entry of Adama Traoré in particular. The score has not changed and Slovakia does not finish among the best third.
In the other meeting at the end of the afternoon, Sweden could seal their first place against Poland. And if it got off to a good start, it got complicated afterwards. The Swedes did not speculate at kick-off, with an opener after just two minutes of play, the work of Emil Forsberg. A well-felt cross strike that completely beat Szczęsny. But the Poles would quickly respond, with a double bar from Robert Lewandowski, author of two heads which crashed on the crossbar in quick succession (18th). If Poland offered the best situations, it was Sweden who doubled the bet, with a beautiful brushed strike from Forsberg from the entrance to the area, following a sacred individual action by Kulusevski (2-0, 59th) . Lewandowski reduced the gap in the wake of a superb rolled up, opposite skylight (2-1, 61st). At the end of the game, the Bayern striker scored twice (2-2, 84th). But Claesson, in added time, signed the 3-2 which gave the first place to his team, so far second. Sweden therefore finished at the top of Group E, while Poland was last.