The EURO 2016 witnessed three matches on the 17July.
In the first match, Italy defeated Sweden with Éder Citadin Martins scoring a goal at the 88th minute. The match did not meet the audience’s expectations in terms of performance, mainly rooting back to Zlatan Ibrahimović’s poor performance on the ground.
Czech and Croatia came to a draw with four goals in total. Croatia’s Ivan Perišić scored the first goal in the 37th minute, followed by his teammate and FC Barcelona champion Ivan Rakitić’s goal in the 59th minute.
The Croatian team did not feel safe for too long, as the second half-time witnessed two goals from the Czech team. Czech Milan Škoda surprised the audience by scoring a goal in the 75th minute, and Tomáš Necid managed to balance the scoreboard, thanks to the penalty he scored in the 89th minute.
Spain and Turkey achieved the highest number of goals in one match for this year’s EURO 2016 so far, with a result of 3-0 for Spain.
Spain led the match, as its player Álvaro Morata scored the match’s first goal in the 34th minute. Three minutes later, Spanish Manuel Durán, known as Nolito, scored the second goal. Morata scored Spain’s third goal in the 48th minute.
It was an easy victory for Spain, as Turkey’s team did not show the expected resistance. The Turkish audience blamed FC Barcelona’s star, Turkish Arda Turan, for the defeat, as they had expected that he would make a difference.