Spain prevailed in the last minute of the game and ensured that they got their first points on the board through Gerard Pique’s header. It was a sumptuous pass from Andres Iniesta that set up the goal. Spain were knocking on the door of Petr Cech for the entire game and created several openings but  finished product was missing from the back-to-back champions. Alvaro Morata, David Silva and Nolito came close to breaking the deadlock and it looked like one of those games where Spain raid the opposition defense with a wave of attacks, only be denied each time. In the second half, almost the entire Spanish side were in the Czech Republic half. The win put Spain’s unprecedented pursuit on course. Catch: The Video Highlights of the Euro 2016 match between Spain and Czech Republic from hereFor the Youtube affectionados, here is the link to UEFA’s Youtube channel, where one can catch all the highlights and goals from the game Also Read - In a Heartfelt Tribute, Spanish Mountaineer Names Peak After Uttarakhand IAS Officer; Here's the Reason Why

The pitch in Toulouse was under question early in the game. Nolito in particular was slipping everywhere but the Celta Vigo forward was a livewire in his first outing in a big tournament. With Morata working the channels in the middle, Iniesta was finding Nolito on the left, where he found lots of space. For all his hard running, Nolito was culpable of playing himself offside on three separate occasions where he could have found better positions and played his side on a 2 vs 2 situation. There were to be no dearth of attacks though the creative players of Spain continuously found pockets of space. Cech saved an effort from Silva at the near post; the big goalkeeper used all his experience to stop the shot. There were a couple of other attacks that could have resulted in goal had there been a lesser goalkeeper than Cech on goal. Also Read: Spain vs Czech Republic -As it Happened Also Read - UK Travellers Arriving From Spain Ordered to go For Quarantine

Czech, playing on the counter also had a sniff on a couple of occasions. Early in the game, there were a couple of crosses to Tomas Necid, which the striker could have done a better job with. In the first half, one felt as though the goal was a certainty. The closing stages of the game didn’t give out that feeling though. David de Gea, under so much scrutiny before the game was bought into action with a fine save in the final stages of the game from Vladimir Darida’s long ranger. The Manchester United goalie was a picture of calm. Also Read: EURO CUP 2016 schedule Also Read - Worse Yet to Come? India Overtakes Spain, Becomes 5th Worst Coronavirus-hit Country in World