England and Sweden were left on a goalless draw for the opening match of the European championship U21, Friday.
The England U21 can thank Jordan Pickford. The young keeper of the Tree Lions, hired Thursday by Everton for a record sum for the club (37 M€), has in effect diverted from the penalty spot ten minutes from the end of this opening match.
Mercato – Pickford sign for Everton
Prior to this, the young English had suffered against Sweden, holder of the title, and well the legs for this opening match. The Swedes have, however, lacked efficiency in the final gesture for this first shock. It is a void that does not help anyone, so that these two nations are the offices of the applicants to the coronation. The second match of group A clash this Friday in Poland, which is hosting this European championship, and Slovakia, at 20: 45 cet.