An 87th-minute header from Gerard Pique spared Spain’s blushes as they edged out a dogged Czech...
An 87th-minute header from Gerard Pique spared Spain’s blushes as they edged out a dogged Czech Republic 1-0 in their Group D opener.
Spain, 2008 and 2012 European champions, were utterly dominant but looked like drawing a blank until Pique struck in Toulouse.
Roman Hubnik almost scored an own goal while Alvaro Morata and Jordi Alba were denied by Petr Cech at the Stadium Municipal.
Spain spent most of the game camped inside the Czech half and are now level with Croatia after their 1-0 win over Turkey on Sunday.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, who defended himself against allegations in the Spanish press about his private life on Friday, started while David Silva earned his 100th cap.