Sweden won a well-deserved point against Spain in their Euro 2020 opener with their resilient defensive performance.
Spain dominated the play as expected, with Luis Enrique’s men recording more than 85% possession. However, they rarely managed to get past Sweden’s backline, leading to Slovakia finishing the matchday at the top of Group E.
The only clear-cut opportunity for the hosts fell to Alvaro Morata, who failed to capitalize on Marcus Danielson’s blunder in the first-half.
Victor Lindelof, alongside goalkeeper Robin Olsen, was a key figure behind the Spanish attackers’ frustrating night in Sevilla. The 26-year-old was even awarded the Star of the Match trophy for his composed display against the Spaniards.
Excelled in the air, organised his defence & brought calm to proceedings…
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 14, 2021
That Lindelof looks decent for Sweden.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) June 14, 2021
Lindelof for United vs Lindelof for Sweden pic.twitter.com/kmfqGwkJlQ
— Shaq💫🇯🇲 (🇧🇪 for the the euros) (@unitedsince99) June 14, 2021
Viktor Lindelof’s identical twin brother having an immense game for Sweden
— Ronan Mullen (@RonanReigns) June 14, 2021
Pau Torres and Victor Lindelof after the game… pic.twitter.com/ctvLKOYuDt
— Darren Northey (@darren_northey) June 14, 2021
The performance holds a little more relevance due to the fact Lindelof shared the pitch with Pau Torres.
The Spanish centre-back, who wasn’t bad either, is reported to be a defender Manchester United are looking to sign and replace the Sweden international with.
Regardless, Lindelof would be more delighted with keeping a cleansheet and winning a point for his country, rather than getting one over his potential successor at Old Trafford next season.