Newcastle United defender Emil Krafthcame on for the final 15 minutes of the game to help Sweden get their Euro 2020 campaign to a decent start with an impressive goalless draw with hosts Spain in Group E. The Newcastle United right-back was subbed on in the place of the impressive Mikael Lustig on 75 minutes and he went on to contribute his own part to the clean sheet earned by his team.

Krafth was not always in the starting XI at Newcastle United last season but he did more than enough to make the 26-man Sweden squad for the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament though Lustigwas preferred to him for the Swedes’ opening game of the tournament against home team Spain in Seville. The Newcastle United defender came into the game at a time that the pressure was on the high side but his team was able to see it through to earn a point but it could have been more if striker Marcus Berg had his scoring boots in the second half when he missed a sitter when it was easier to score after good work from the impressive Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak who was a thorn in the flesh of the Spanish defenders throughout the game.

Isak could have scored in the first half but his shot was blocked onto the post in the first half by Diego Llorente before the chance for him to have an assist in the game was fluffed by the anonymous Berg. Spain also had good opportunities to win the game with the best chance falling to striker Alvaro Morata off the mistake from Sweden centre back Marcus Danielson on 38 minutes only for him to drag his shot wide.

Sweden and Spain are now playing catchup on Group E leaders Slovakia who are the early leaders in the group courtesy the 2-1 win over 10-man Poland in their opening game of the tournament.