Spain beat Czech Republic 1-0 thanks to late Pique header
AFP · 13 Jun 2016, 17:01
Published: 13 Jun 2016 17:01 GMT+02:00
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A profligate Spain seemed set to be denied by heroics from Czech Republic captain Petr Cech. The Arsenal goalkeeper made fine first-half saves from Alvaro Morata, Jordi Alba and David Silva, whilst Czech defender Roman Hubnik turned a cross against his own post after the break.
However, the holders' pressure finally paid off when Pique - often booed by Spain fans this season for controversial anti-Real Madrid comments - nodded home Andres Iniesta's cross at the back post.