TOULOUSE, FRANCE – JUNE 13: Gerard Pique (2nd R) of Spain heads the ball to score his team’s first goal past Petr Cech (1st L) of Czech Republic during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group D match between Spain and Czech Republic at Stadium Municipal on June 13, 2016 in Toulouse, France. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Watch: Gerrard Pique wins it for Spain with late header

It took Spain about 10 minutes to get into their opening match at Euro 2016 against the Czech Republic, but once they got into it they looked like they couldn’t be stopped.

From about the 11th minute until the final whistle, Spain completely dominated the game. Every time you looked up it looked like either David Silva, Andres Iniesta, or Alvaro Morata had the ball in the Czech box. Unfortunately for Spain, while they were dominating every facet of the game they couldn’t seem to get the ball into the Czech goal.

That was mostly in part to Petr Cech making some great saves, and also thanks to the Czech’s resilient defense. The Czech’s were able to do a great job keeping Spain’s plethora of attacking options off the score sheet. But the thing is, when you play Spain you have to account for everyone, defenders to, and Gerrard Pique gave the Czech’s a painful reminder of that just three minutes from time.

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