Spain and Sweden ended in a 0-0 stalemate, with both teams guilty of wasting fantastic goalscoring opportunities.
Ultimately, Spain couldn’t get in behind Sweden’s defence which was led by Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof, who earned the man of the match award after the game.
Excelled in the air, organised his defence & brought calm to proceedings…
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 14, 2021
Luis Enrique’s Spain ended the match with more than 85% of ball possession, managing a total of 917 passes – compared to Sweden’s 162 passes.
To his credit, though, Lindelof was under serious pressure for the entire 90 minutes. Especially the final 10…
The 26-year-old showed great composure and helped his side maintain a crucial clean sheet.
Lindelof made nine clearances and two important blocks.
The Swede also made a few long throws which is not something we knew Lindelof had in his locker.
A number of Manchester United fans took to Twitter after watching Lindelof’s stunning display in Sweden’s opening match at Euro 2020.
— Sujal Swain (@officialsujal10) June 14, 2021
That Lindelof looks decent for Sweden.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) June 14, 2021
— WilsonMUFC (@FinallyWilson) June 15, 2021
Lindelof for United vs Lindelof for Sweden pic.twitter.com/kmfqGwkJlQ
— Shaq💫 (@unitedsince99) June 14, 2021
Victor Lindelöf kept a clean sheet against Spain.
— Isiah Madrigal (@Realisiah1) June 14, 2021
Victor Lindelöf was handed the Man of the Match award for his performance against Spain ⛔️ pic.twitter.com/4Gs0fkxjrd
— utdreport (@utdreport) June 14, 2021