Switzerland writes history: Eliminates France in Euro 2020, meets Spain in the quarterfinals – Latest News
June 28, 2021 – 23:51
Switzerland eliminated France on penalties in the 1/8 finals of Euro 2020, after the regular time ended 3-3, in the sequels there were no gates were intact, until from the white spot, the Helvetians scored five in contrast to the Turkeys who scored four, and thus made it to the quarterfinals, where Spain awaits them.
In the first half, after only two minutes of play, Les Blues risked through Antoine Griezmann who arched to Raphael Varane, but his header was inaccurate.
But in the 15th minute, Switzerland took advantage of a French confusion, taking the lead through Haris Seferovic, who was assisted by Stefa Zuber.
France then took control of the game, and a good opportunity for them was when Kylian Mbappe (27 ‘) hit from a free kick, but was blocked.
Another case for France was in the 29th minute, when Adrien Rabiot entered the area, but failed to find teammates.
Switzerland then tried to come forward with counterattacks, but made the wrong passes.
In the second 45 minutes, Switzerland had the chance to score the second goal, but failed.
The Swiss won a penalty, and Ricardo Rodriguez took the responsibility.
Opposite Hugo Lloris, the Swiss defender failed to score from the penalty spot after the goalkeeper managed to stop him.
This mistake of Switzerland was used by Les Blues, who equalized the figures to 1-1 with the sides of Karim Benzeman in the 57th minute.
The turkeys did not stop there, as they scored for 2-1, thus reversing the result with Benzeman being again the scorer, and Antoine Griezmann in the role of assistant.
Les Blues managed to score the third goal through Paul Pogbas who scored in the 75th minute with a shot from distance.
But, the Swiss kept the French under fever, the reason that Haris Seferovic (81 ‘) scored his second personal goal and for the result 3-2.
The Helvetians did not give up until the end and equalized the figures to 3-3 through Mario Gavranovic, with Granit Xhaka assisting in the 90th minute.
The match went on twice with 15 minutes, but even there the fate of the winner was not determined, although cases were not absent.
Thus, the match went to the penalty shootout, where Switzerland managed to score five, unlike France who scored four.
The Helvetics in the quarterfinals will have to deal with Spain, which eliminated Croatia 5-3 only after extra time.