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Ramos, Spain beat Czech Republic 1-0 at the buzzer

Spain struggled but they got the three points off a goal by Piqué.

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Spain deserved the win, but they struggled and scored the game-winning goal late in regulation, with Piqué finishing a cross from Andrés Iniesta. Sergio Ramos played the whole match as the team captain and was a very valuable asset distributing the ball as a midfielder given that the Czech Republic played with a very defensive-minded attitude.

Del Bosque's pupils will still need to improve against such defensive formations, because they lacked the creativity needed to attack efficiently and also the finishing instinct they should have upfront. Morata made some intelligent runs but he missed a fair amount of chances and ended up being replaced with Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz.

Lucas Vázquez did not feature a single minute as Del Bosque decided to introduce Pedro late in the game to play on the wing.

Players like Fábregas and Nolito himself might lose their spot after their mediocre performances against the Czech Republic, but Del Bosque is not a revolutionary coach and he might keep the same XI.

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