Spain saves “in extremis” a draw against the Czech Republic (2-2)


Tied against Portugal and the Czech Republic. Luis Enrique’s Spain have not reached desperation in this start of the UEFA Nations League and will have to react quickly to avoid staying out of the “final four”. The Czech Republic knew how to ‘hold on’ to the Spaniards and denied them victory to the Spaniards. Gavi and Íñigo Martínez dressed as goleadores to ‘save’ to a Spain that follows ‘KO’.

The bad news for the Spanish selection came very quickly, with a goal from Pesek three minutes into the game. Pesek advanced to the Czechs after receiving a pass to the gap and drove to Pleasure through the right strip to beat Pleasure to Unai Simón. The Spanish defense was very advanced and the sites took advantage of this, although the tant was reviewed by the VAR for a possible offside.

Spain tightened and sought to grab the marker, led by a Gavi who, despite his youth, wants to be a key player in the selecciónm The FC Barcelona midfielder left to be dynamic and participative in each of his offensive actions and this time dared to kick to become the youngest goalscorer in the history of ‘The Red’, surpassing Ansu Fati. In the handover of the first part, received a ball from Rodri and took the opportunity to shoot with a wire on the long stick of Vaclik.

Eric García, reported once again

The just draw before the rest encouraged a Spain who started to feel much more comfortable after the restart and who tested the rival guardameta a few times, but without luck in the last meters. Dani Elm was one of the first to test with a wired shot that went off without finding a goal and insisted after a cross from Ferran Torres, but his finish hit a Czech defender.

Marco Asensio had the 1-2 in his right hands after entering the field after a pass from Álvaro Morata. Real Madrid player released a latigazo after stepping into the area and hitting the long stick. The superiority of those of Luis Enrique was absolute, but in his best moment a garrafal error of the defense ends with the advantage for the sites. They began a lethal contragolpe and, in the absence of Eric García, Kuchta planted alone in front of Unai Simón to order a Vaseline. When the defeat seemed “sung”, Asensio centered and Íñigo Martínez empató “in extremis”.

‘The Red’ must react

The draw against the Czech Republic leaves Spain in a very delicate situation and with a lot of work ahead. They ended the day in third position in the League A Group 2 standings, behind Portugal (4), who went to Switzerland this Sunday with Cristiano Ronaldo’s double, and the Czechs (4). ‘The Red’ will face Switzerland on Thursday (8:45 p.m.) to seek before finalizing this FIFA date.

Like that it’s the group of Spain

  1. Portugal: 4 points.
  2. Czech Republic: 4 points.
  3. Spain: 2 points.
  4. Switzerland: 0 points.

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