EURO 2016

Casillas: benched Spain keeper cock-a-hoop after Piqué winner

Despite losing out to David de Gea in the battle for the jersey, the custodian led the celebrations as La Roja beat the Czech Republic.


Legendary keeper Iker Casillas was overlooked for Spain's Euro 2016 victory over the Czech Republic on Monday as Vicente del Bosque handed the number-one jersey to Manchester United's David de Gea.

But being named among the substitutes certainly didn't stop the former Real Madrid man from leading the celebrations as Gerard Piqué's 86th-minute winner gave the holders all three points in their Group D opener.

Television images showed Casillas leaping up from the bench and jumping for joy after Piqué's late header in Toulouse, with the 35-year-old then enjoying a jubilant group embrace with several team-mates.

Piqué is mobbed after scoring Spain's winner against the Czech Republic.