The first half kicked off with a dominating start by “la Roja” where they pushed England onto the back foot early on by creating chances and holding onto the possession. Suddenly, against the run of play in the 9th minute, Reina takes down Vardy and the referee pints to the spot indicating a penalty. Lallana easily converts the penalty into a goal smacking it into the top corner past Reina. After the goal both teams used the ball well in the middle yet it seemed as though England were inching ahead in the contest. England go into the break with a one goal head start but Lopetegui should rally his troops and stage a comeback.
HT score: 1⃣-0⃣