Tournament favourites Spain began their European Under 21 Championship with a goalless draw against Germany.
The Spaniards did start the game with an attacking formation but they failed to make their class show.
Their failure to break the deadlock was just as much to do with Germany’s great performance, as it was with their failure to convert chances.
The game did open up just after the half hour mark and Juan Roman Lopez Caro’s side should have had taken the lead.
First through Manuel Chico, who found the ball at his feet but Germany keeper Manuel Neuer was quickly off his line to deny him.
Then, from the resulting corner, Marco Torrejon rattled his header against the bar.
Those that were hoping on the second half producing more chances, were to disappointed as neither side created many chances.
It was Germany, though, who had the best chance to take the lead.
Mesut Ozil rounded the keeper on the hour mark, only to see his shot flicked over the bar by the foot of Asjenso.
With England and Finland still to come, both sides will be somewhat disappointed not to have taken all three points, but it is a result that leaves Group B wide open.