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Sergio Busquets
S. Tecl
J. Pešek
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Pablo Sarabia
2 - 0
Carlos Soler
1 - 0

Match Stats

76% 24%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 867 266
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Spain ESP Spain 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 11 W L W W D
2 Portugal POR Portugal 6 3 1 2 11 3 +8 10 L W L W W
3 Switzerland SUI Switzerland 6 3 0 3 6 9 -3 9 W W W L L
4 Czech Republic CZE Czech Republic 6 1 1 4 5 13 -8 4 L L L L D




That's all for now though, goodbye!
Portugal suffered a surprising 1-0 defeat to Switzerland tonight. As a result, Spain go top of the group, while the Czech Republic remain in third.
It's a comfortable win for Spain over the Czech Republic. Spain enjoyed a 76 per cent share of possession in this game and controlled it for the majority. Nevertheless, the visitors were the closest to opening the deadlock early on when Kuchta and Cerny both went close. But eventually, Spain's control paid off: Asensio found Soler inside the box and the midfielder finished calmly. The hosts dominated the second half as the Czech Republic began to tire, and they sealed the game with 15 minutes to go. Torres sent in a low cross, with Sarabia applying a simple finish at the back post, to ensure Spain would take a 2-0 win.
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time are added on.
90' Garcia sends a long pass over the top, but Madous gets there ahead of Torres to clear.
88' Simon glides out to claim Coufal's corner. Spain's goalkeeper has been excellent tonight.
85' Spain are knocking it around confidently as they professionally see this game out.
83' Close! The visitors struggle to clear their lines, and eventually, Sarabia bends a vicious effort from 20 yards that arcs just wide of the far post!
81' Asensio was the driving force behind Spain's win today. He played three key passes in a superb creative display that was capped off by an excellent assist.
L. Kalvach
J. Zelený
79' Zeleny departs with Kalvach taking his place after a tough game.
S. Tecl
J. Pešek
79' Pesek is substituted for Tecl.
Sergio Busquets
79' Koke comes off with Busquets heading into midfield.
Jordi Alba
Marcos Alonso
78' Alonso heads off with Alba taking his place.
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78' Carvajal is booked for a cynical foul on Pesek near the touchline.
76' Well, that should seal the win for Spain. They've controlled this game throughout and while they've not looked in top form going forward, they're good value for the three points.
Pablo Sarabia
75' And Sarabia doubles Spain's lead! 2-0. Gavi finds Olmo on the edge of the box and the attacker unleashes Torres with a clever flick. Torres drills it across the face of goal and Sarabia's there at the back post to tap it into an empty net!
74' Sarabia drives at Jurecka on the break and initially nutmegs him, before the forward snatches back possession.
Pablo Sarabia
72' Asensio is replaced by a Sarabia after a superb display down the right flank.
71' Chance! Asensio's switch finds Gavi in plenty of space on the edge of the box, but the midfielder places his shot straight at Mandous.
70' Torres dances into the box, but he's crowded out by the Czech defence and the visitors clear.
68' Save! Kral smashes a shot from 25 yards, but Simon is able to push it around the post! The resulting corner amounts to nothing.
66' The visitors sweep forward on the break as Hlozek finds Zeleny with a clever flick! However, Zeleny slices his cross straight into Simon. The Czech Republic are still periodically posing a threat on the counter.
64' Chance! Rodrigo crosses from deep and it deflects into the path of Gavi at the back post! However, Gavi can't quite find Torres in the six-yard box and Mandous claims it.
62' Olmo finds Torres inside the box, but the attacker can't find space for a clear shot and the visitors clear.
V. Jurečka
J. Kuchta
59' The Czech Republic also make two substitutions. First, Kuchta departs with Jurecka coming on.
Carlos Soler
59' Soler is replaced by Gavi in midfield.
Ferran Torres
Álvaro Morata
59' Spain make two changes: the first sees Morata head off with Torres taking his place up top.
A. Hložek
V. Černý
59' Cerny also makes way with Hlozek coming on.
58' Morata dwells on the ball for too long on the edge of the box and Brabec gets across to shrug him off it.
56' The visitors win a corner. However, Pesek's delivery is headed straight back to him and he's flagged for offside.
54' Garcia sends a searching ball forward for Morata, but Jemelka gets there in front of the striker before drawing a foul.
52' Zeleny sends in a long throw, but Simon rises highest to claim it inside the box.
50' Chance! Pesek outpaces Carvajal and attempts to lob Simon from a tight angle on the edge of the box, but his effort drifts comfortably over the bar.
48' The hosts quickly find their rhythm as they enjoy another long spell of possession to begin the half.
46' Spain kick off the second half.
Spain have continued their impressive home form in this first half, having scored in their last eight Nations League home games. If they replicate this performance in the second half, they should be all set for three points.
Spain lead at the break. The hosts have dominated possession, and they've made their control of the game count. The visitors actually had the first few chances of the game, but Cerny and Kuchta couldn't convert. And Spain punished them when Asensio set up Soler for the opener. That duo continued to threaten as they both went close to making it two, but it remains 1-0 at half-time.
44' Kral attempts to keep a pass in play near the byline, but he can't quite manage it and a goal kick is awarded.
42' The tempo of this game has slowed as we approach half-time.
40' Pesek is down after a heavy tackle from Garcia, but he should be able to continue.
38' Cerny attempts to lead a break for the visitors but Koke tracks back to drive him out of play.
36' Olmo jinks inside from the left before lashing a 20-yard strike against Coufal.
34' Olmo wins a free-kick near the touchline. Asensio whips in an inviting delivery across the face of goal, but there's no attacker on hand to finish it off.
32' Chance! Simon passes it straight to Pesek and a huge opportunity opens up for the visitors! However, Pesek's cross is poor and Simon pounces on it ahead of Kuchta.
30' Asensio and Soler are causing the visitors all sorts of problems down the right flank and they'll need to get a handle on this quickly.
A. Král
M. Sadílek
30' Sadilek can't continue and he'll be replaced by Kral in midfield.
28' CLOSE! Asensio threads a clever pass into Soler inside the box. The attacker chops past Zeleny, before bending an eight-yard effort narrowly wide of the far post!
26' Spain howl for a penalty! Asensio breaks through on goal and just has the goalkeeper to beat! However, he tumbles under pressure from Zeleny only for the referee to wave play on.
24' It was a superb assist from Asensio. The throughball left him shoulder to shoulder with Zeleny, but he had the strength and composure to hold off his man, before supplying the perfect pass for Soler.
Carlos Soler
24' GOALLL! SOLER! 1-0. Spain take the lead. Rodrigo sends a long ball into the channel and Asensio holds off Zeleny to get to the byline. The attacker rolls it across the face of goal and Soler arrives to fire in at the near post from close range!
22' Spain are playing with an extremely high line and it looked vulnerable on the break there. Garcia and Martinez don't have the pace to keep up with Kuchta.
20' ANOTHER SAVE! Alonso loses out again, allowing Sadilek to quickly thread a pass through to Kuchta! The striker dashes past Garcia before approaching goal from a tight angle, only for Simon to smother his shot from close range! The visitors have suddenly found some rhythm.
18' SAVE! Alonso surrenders possession to Soucek who quickly picks out Cerny on the edge of the box. The midfielder takes a touch before drilling a low strike towards the bottom corner, only for Simon to push it to safety!
15' Spain have had a massive 78 per cent share of possession so far. The visitors are sitting deep rather than chasing Spain around, but this could still be an extremely tiring game.
13' Cerny dribbles to the edge of the box as the visitors execute a counter-attack, but both his shots are blocked and Spain regain possession.
11' Olmo looks to jink past Soucek but the midfielder drags him over to stop the attack. A free-kick is awarded.
9' It's been a nervy start from the Czech Republic. Sadilek angles a clever switch out to Zeleny, but the wingback takes a poor touch and it trickles out for a throw-in.
7' Morata receives a pass from Asensio inside the box. However, he can't quite engineer space to shoot and it goes behind for a corner that the visitors clear.
5' Morata gets to the byline and drills in a dangerous cross that Mandous tips into the six-yard box! However, Coufal is on hand to clear.
3' Spain make an imposing start. After a long spell of possession, Olmo's dangerous throughball is cut out by Zima.
1' The Czech Republic kick off the first half.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just minutes away!
Spain and the Czech Republic met on June 5 in the return fixture, playing out a 2-2 draw.
The Czech Republic make just five changes. Stanek, Mateju, Havel, Lingr and Hlozek make way for Mandous, Jamelka, Zeleny, Pesek and Cerny.
Spain rotate heavily following their win over Switzerland. They make nine changes with just Morata and Simon remaining from the team that started in that win.
SUBS: Alex Kral, Adam Vlkanova, Ondrej Lingr, Jindrich Stanek, Adam Hlozek, Tomas Vaclik, Ondrej Kudela, Ales Mateju, Stanislav Tecl, Milan Havel, Vaclav Jurecka, Lukas Kalvach.
CZECH REPUBLIC (3-4-2-1): Ales Mandous; David Zima, Jakub Brabec, Vaclav Jemelka; Vladimir Coufal, Michal Sadilek, Tomas Soucek, Jaroslav Zeleny; Jakub Pesek, Vaclav Cerny; Jan Kuchta.
SUBS: Gavi, Marcos Llorente, Ansu Fati, Robert Sanchez, Ferran Torres, Jordi Alba, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Raya, Pablo Sarabia, Pau Torres, Diego Llorente, Sergio Busquets.
SPAIN (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Dani Carvajal, Eric Garcia, Inigo Martinez, Marcos Alonso; Carlos Soler, Rodrigo, Koke; Marco Asensio, Alvaro Morata, Dani Olmo.
The Czech Republic arrive following a 2-0 defeat to Portugal. They’re in third place in the group, four points clear of Switzerland – they’ll be looking for a positive result to consolidate this position, but a win would see them vault past Spain.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of this UEFA Nations League A Group B fixture between Spain and Czech Republic. Spain enter this game second in the group after beating Switzerland 1-0 last time out: they’ll be aiming to collect another win today and put pressure on Portugal, just two points above them.