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Unai Simón allows an own goal in first half of Round of 16 match with Croatia

Oh no, Spain. The heavy favorites made a huge miscue in the first half vs. Croatia.

Unai Simon of Spain looks dejected after scoring an own goal for the Croatia first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Round of 16 match between Croatia and Spain at Parken Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Wolfgang Rattay - Pool/Getty Images

FINAL UPDATE: Spain scored a pair of goals in overtime, getting through a shaky Croatia defense to win 5-3 and advance to the quarterfinals.

UPDATE: We’re headed to extra time in a wild one! Spain scored two goals in the second half to take a 3-1 lead, only to give up Croatian goals in the 85th and 92nd minutes.

UPDATE: Spain equalized in the 38th minute when Pablo Sarabia scored on a left-footed shot to the high center of the goal.

Spain entered Monday’s Euro 2020 Round of 16 match against Croatia a sizable favorite, but they have shot themselves in the foot in the early going. A Spanish player kicked the ball from midfield back to goalkeeper Unai Simón, and somehow the Spanish keeper was not ready. I don’t know if the ball took a bad bounce or what, but it skipped past him and into the net for an own goal to give Croatia a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute.

Spain entered the match installed as a -167 favorite against Croatia at DraftKings Sportsbook. 72% of all bets and 55% of total handle were on the favored Spaniards to advance to the quarterfinals.

There is still plenty of soccer to go with the game in the 33rd minute as of this article publishing, but Spain is in trouble and has work to do.