Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the line – the former Red picked up a knee injury before the tournament – Sweden did not carry too much of a threat in the final third but they still could have won the game.


Alexander Isak saw his shot hit the post, and also created an excellent opening for Marcus Berg, who could not turn the ball home at the back post.


But Lindelof and his team-mates will be delighted to have avoided defeat against the three-time tournament winners – especially given Spain’s home advantage – and now move on enthusiastically to their second match of the tournament.


That comes on Friday 18 June (kick-off 14:00 BST), when they take on Group E leaders Slovakia in St Petersburg.