The reigning Champions began the title defense with a win over Czech team.
The first time was on a pre-hypothetical scenario – the Spanish team controlled the ball and several times forced to play Cech, rescued his team after hitting Morata, Silva and Sergio Ramos. The Czechs were first disturbed only De GEA in the 45th minute – the goalkeeper “Furia Roja” has no trouble with the strike Necid.
After the break, the team of Pavel Vrba on earth – the culmination of the attacking attempts of the Czechs was the moment in the 65th minute when only the dedicated jump Cesc saved the Spaniards from the goal.
With the approach of the final whistle, Spain has thrown all forces to storm the gates of Cech – several times it seemed that the ball has nowhere to go, but luck was on the side of nominal guests. And yet protracted the final assault of the Spaniards ended in a goal – in the 87th minute, the next a perfect pass by Iniesta shot from the second floor rounded out the Peak.
Although the final whistle has remained a matter of moments, Spain has managed to avoid a dangerous moment – Darida suddenly appeared on a shock position, but has punched too artlessly for a goalkeeper like De GEA.
A mixed victory for the European Champions, which is clearly not enough bright tip of the attacks. Still, Alvaro Morata and Muniain not reach the level of David Villa and Fernando Torres Shine in the championship teams of the time Euro 2008, world Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
Spain — Czech Republic 1:0
Goal: Pique, 87
Spain: De GEA, Juanfran, Ramos, Pique, Alba — Busquets, Iniesta, Fàbregas (Alcantara, 70) Silva, Morata (Aduriz, 62), Nolito (Pedro 82)
Czech Republic: Czech — Kaderabek, Sivok, Gubnik Ruled, Limberský — Darida, Plašil – Selassie (Sural, 86), Rosicky (Pavelka, 88), Krejci – Necid (Lafata, 75)
Standings: Croatia, Spain 3, Turkey, Czech Republic – 0.