Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Top 5 players to watch out for in SPA vs SWE

Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Three-time European champions Spain begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Sweden on Tuesday (IST) in Seville.
Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Three-time European champions Spain begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Sweden on Tuesday (IST) in Seville.

Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Top 5 players to watch out for in ESP vs SWE: Three-time European champions Spain begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Sweden on Tuesday (IST) in Seville. Luis Enrique’s men will look to secure maximum points and are expected to make life difficult for Sweden.

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Meanwhile, Janne Anderson’s Sweden will look to spring a surprise and move into the driving seat in Group E. Without further delay, let’s take a closer look at the top five players to watch out for during the game.

Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Top 5 players to watch out for in ESP vs SWE:

Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Key Player 1

Aymeric Laporte (Spain)

The Manchester City defender thoroughly impressed on his debut for Spain last week after switching allegiances from France.

Laporte fits in like a glove alongside Pau Torres at the back and could play an absolutely vital role at the Euros this summer.

Spain will be hoping he can build on a strong debut and flourish in the new surroundings, starting with the game against Sweden.

Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Key Player 2

Victor Lindelof (Sweden)

Lindelof is from the red half of Manchester and will have to play an equally important role for Sweden.

The centre-back will also look at it as an opportunity to get one over the likes of Gerard Moreno and Pau Torres, who were both influential as Villarreal beat Manchester United in the Europa League final in May.

Considering Spain like to dominate teams by working the ball around quickly, Lindelof could be in for a real challenging outing in Seville.

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Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Key Player 3

Thiago Alcantara (Spain)

In the absence of Sergio Busquets, who is ruled out due to COVID, the onus will be on Thiago to handle the engine room for Spain.

The Liverpool midfielder is one of the finest deep-lying playmakers in the modern game and could torment Sweden if he is at his best.

It remains to be seen if Sweden have the kind of personnel in midfield to nullify the impact of Thiago. A clear favourite to have the most impact on the game.

Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Key Player 4

Emil Forsberg (Sweden)

The 29-year-old will carry the main creative threat from Sweden on the night. Forsberg has been impressive at club level for RB Leipzig.

In the recently-concluded season, he directly contributed to 15 goals across all competitions for the Bundesliga club.

Although he might have to chase shadows for the majority of the clash against Spain, Forsberg’s teammates will undoubtedly count on him to provide the spark inside the final third.

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Euro 2020, Spain vs Sweden: Key Player 5

Alvaro Morata (Spain)

The Spaniard had to endure a difficult return to Madrid during the warm-up friendly against Portugal. Morata was even booed by the fans at the Wanda Metropolitano despite being a former Atletico Madrid start.

To make matter worse, he went on to have a series of unfortunate misses in the game. Even when he was through on goal in second half stoppage time, Morata could only crash his shot onto the cross-bar.

After that particular episode, it is unclear as to whether Morata will lead the line against Sweden. If he does, it could be his chance at redemption and winning some fans back.