Croatia CRO Pedri (OG 20'), Oršić (85'), Pašalić (90+2)
3-5 FT
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Spain (E) ESP (E) Pablo Sarabia (38'), Azpilicueta (57'), Torres (77'), Morata (100'), Oiarzabal (103')
European Championship Round of 16
Jun 28, 2021 KO: 16:00

Croatia - Spain

Telia Parken København
Referee: Cüneyt Çakιr
Pedri (OG) 20'  
  38' Pablo Sarabia
  57' Azpilicueta
  77' Torres
Oršić 85'  
Pašalić 90+2  
  100' Morata
  103' Oiarzabal

Match preview

How Spain could line up against Croatia at Euro 2020

Spain put in their best performance of Euro 2020 so far in the last group match against Slovakia

Spain head coach Luis Enrique is set to name almost an unchanged starting XI from the win versus Slovakia for La Roja's knockout tie versus Croatia.

Against Slovakia Spain put in by far their best performance of Euro 2020 so far as they won 5-0 thanks to two own goals plus three goals scored by Aymeric Laporte, Pablo Sarabia and Ferran Torres.

That was was the first appearance of the tournament for Sergio Busquets who was unavailable for the first two groups matches following a positive Covid-19 test.

The Barcelona midfielder was influential on his return versus Slovakia and will once again anchor the midfield against Croatia.

Unai Simon will start in goal.

At right-back Cesar Azpilicueta will likely retain his place ahead of Marcos Llorente, though there could be a change at centre-back with Pau Torres coming back in to replace Eric Garcia.

Jordi Alba, who has two assists to his name so far in the competition, will start at left-back again.

Pedri and Koke will probably feature in central midfield alongside Busquets, though Thiago is pushing for a start after doing well off the bench against Slovakia.

Pablo Sarabia was drafted into the starting XI for the last match and impressed for Spain by getting on the scoresheet so he will start again with Gerard Moreno on the opposite flank.

Alvaro Morata has spoken this week about the online abuse he has received from so-called fans during Euro 2020 due to his performances.

He missed a penalty against Slovakia, but Enrique clearly has faith in the Juventus striker, so he will start again.

Spain starting XI versus Croatia

SPA - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
6.6
  Home  
7.6
5.4
  Away  
7.1
6.1
  Total  
7.3

Match statistics

Croatia
Statistics
Spain
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
9
Draws
4
10
Losses
8
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
32
44
Goals Per Game
1.60
2.20
More > 2.5 Goals
13
8
More > 3 Goals
6
7
Scored First in a Match
9
12
Scored Both Halves
8
7
Won More > 1 Goal
4
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
29
10
Did Not Score
3
4
Both Teams Scored
14
9
Kept Clean Sheet
3
10
Won Without Conceding
3
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
743
952
Possession
58
73
Passes
565
783
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
18
Shots on Target
4.47
6.69
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.13
Crosses
20
25
Offsides
2.07
2.21
Penalties
0.05
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.15
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
13
6.80
Interceptions
9.73
8.31
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
17
13
Total Shots Conceded
9.80
4.81
Shots on Target Conceded
3.80
2.62
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.14
0.17
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
9.56
Yellow Cards
2.10
1.05
Red Cards
0.00
0.00