Alvaro Morata Spain is on his way to a flying start in Group B at the 2024 European Championship

Match report

Here’s your full match report from today’s match, written by the one and only Dan King in Germany.

Full match statistics

This is what the match statistics look like full time.

Unusually for La Furia Roja they did not dominate possession, but they were ruthless in front of goal and made the most of their chances.

The match statistics as Spain took on Croatia in Group B

Remember the name, Lamine Yamal

This seemed like the day Lamine Yamal truly announced himself to the world.

Everyone in Spain already knew him and how good he has been for Barcelona this season, but for many this would be the first time they have seen the 16-year-old magician.

To me he looks like a second coming of Riyad Mahrez, with an even higher ceiling.

His assist today was nothing short of sublime, a curling ball from the right, delivered first-class from his left boot.

It was set up perfectly for Dani Carvajal to finish on the volley.

He was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet himself as he was played through on goal by Pedri, only to be denied by a fantastic save from Dominik Livakovic.

He was sensational and fully deserves the praise he will receive for his performance.

Bring on Italy.

Remember the name, Lamine Yamal