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Euro 2020 | Spain and Sweden produce scoreless stalemate
Spain and Sweden have drawn 0-0 in Euro 2020's Group E clash in Seville.
Luis Enrique's dominant hosts produced 17 shots but could not find a way past Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
The three-time European Championship winners completed an astonishing 419 passes in the first half in Spain, the highest figure in the opening 45 minutes of a Euros game since Opta started tracking data in 1980.
Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo saw a header from eight yards tipped around the post by a magnificent save from Olsen in the 15th minute, before Alvaro Morata squandered a massive chance for the hosts, firing his low shot wide after pouncing on Marcus Danielson's poor clearance in the 39th minute.
However, it was Sweden who almost took the lead soon afterwards.
Sweden striker Alexander Isak wriggled free in the box, and his goalbound shot deflected off Marcus Llorente and hit the post, with the rebound landing in the hands of Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon.
Olmo troubled Olsen again with a low drive from distance just before the interval, but the Swedish goalkeeper parried the shot to safety.
The sides went into the dressing rooms scoreless at the break, with Morata dragging another decent opportunity wide of the near post early in the second half.
Sweden should have taken the lead on the hour mark, but forward Marcus Berg fluffed his shot at the back post after a wonderful dribble and cross from Isak under pressure in the box.
Spain almost made a breakthrough in the 90th minute, but Olsen made another excellent save to keep out Gerard Moreno's header from eight yards.
Earlier on Monday, Slovakia defeated 10-man Poland 2-1 in Group E's other fixture.