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Piqué saves Spain with a late goal (1-0)

Iniesta was the best player and gave the assist

Piqué saves Spain with a late goal (1-0)
Piqué saves Spain with a late goal (1-0)

Iniesta was the best player and gave the assist

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Gerard Piqué saved the day for Spain in their debut in the Euro 2016 with a late goal in the last minutes of the game. In the 87th minute, a header from Barça's centre-back broke throughthe tough Czech defence and decided the game. The Catalan celebrated the goal with rage after a few Spanish fans had booed him when he touched the ball. The next opposition for Spain will be on Friday against Turkey with the obligation to win to avoid complications. 

The game started with a back and forth but, little by little, Spain started dominating the possession and in the 15th minute they had the first opportunity. Juanfran made a good cross from the right flank that Moreta volleyed but Cech made a great save. Arsenal's goalkeeper was Czech Republic's most valuable player in the first half and stopped all attacks. As for Spain, Iniesta was the leader, dominating the tempo of the game but there was a lack of movement from the offensive players.

The second half went on a similar script. 'La Roja' had the ball and passed it around but without being able to break through the tough Czech defence. Jordi Alba had a great chance to open the score but he missed his first touch when in front of Cech. In the last minutes, Del Bosque's team intensified the effort even more to look for that goal that came up on Piqué's header to give the win after Iniesta's cross. De Gea sealed the win with a great save in the added time on Darida's shoot.

VIDEO OF PIQUÉ'S GOAL