Spain vs Czech Republic: Spain's last defeat in the Euros came in 2004

Match facts ahead of the Euro 2016 meeting

Simon Rice@simonrice
Monday 13 June 2016 11:11
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Cesc Fabregas warms up for Euro 2016
Cesc Fabregas warms up for Euro 2016

Using the Independent's dedicated Euro 2016 app, we take a look at all the key match stats ahead of Spain vs Czech Republic...

  • Spain are unbeaten in their four encounters with Czech Republic, winning their last three. 
  • The Czech Republic have scored only one goal in their four games against Spain (Jaroslav Plasil in March 2011).
  • This is Spain and the Czech Republic’s first encounter in a major tournament.
  • Spain are taking part in their 10th European Championship finals. They have won the last two editions (2008, 2012) which had never happened before in the history of the tournament.
  • Spain reached the final the last time the EURO was held in France (1984). They were beaten by the hosts (0-2).
  • Spain are unbeaten in their last 12 games at the European Championships (W9 D3), the longest run in the history of the competition. Their last defeat in the tournament dates back to June 2004 against Portugal (0-1).
  • Spain have only conceded one goal in their last nine games in the tournament, it was scored by Italy’s Antonio Di Natale on 10 June 2012 (1-1).
  • Spain haven’t conceded a single goal in their last 510 minutes at the European Championships, the longest run in the history of the tournament.
  • Only Lilian Thuram and Edwin van der Sar (16) have played more games at the European Championships than Iker Casillas (14). No goalkeeper has more clean sheets in EURO history than Casillas (9).
  • The Czech Republic are taking part in their ninth European Championship finals. They have won it once, as Czechoslovakia, in 1976.
  • The Czech Republic conceded 14 goals in the qualifying campaign, more than any other team among the ones to have made it to the 2016 finals.
  • None of the Czech Republic’s last 16 games at the European Championships has ended in a draw (W8 L8). Their last draw was in the semi-finals in 1996 edition when they eventually beat France on penalties (0-0, 6-5 on pens).
  • The Czech Republic have won seven of their last 10 games in the group stages of the EURO (L3). They’ve also scored in each of their last 11 games in the group stages.
  • No players have delivered more assists than Cesc Fabregas and David Silva at the EURO since 2008 (4 each).
  • Vicente Del Bosque is taking charge of Spain at a major tournament for the fourth time after World Cup 2010, EURO 2012 and World Cup 2014. He won the first two.
  • Pavel Vrba, who became Czech Republic manager in 2014, is taking charge of his first major finals with the Central European nation.

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