Euro 2020 - France 3-3 (4-5 Pen) Switzerland: Mbappe's missed penalty knocks Les Bleus out



The French national team had to bury their dreams after losing against Switzerland (5-4) through a penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 round of 16 matches, at the National Arena, Tuesday (29/6) Midnight IST. Previously, both teams played equally strong 3-3.

Frenchappear pressing by using a three-back formation. Clement Lenglet, Raphael Varane, and Presnes Kimpembe were at the heart of the defense.

Meanwhile, to score goals, Les Bleus rely on Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, and Kylian Mbappe. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante are in the second line.

From the opposing camp, Switzerland also played with a similar tactic. Xherdan Shaqiri is still plotted as the motor of attack.

In the first half, the match was relatively even. Not many deadly attacks endanger the goal of each camp.

However, one of the lack of opportunities created in the first half resulted in a goal. Yes, Switzerland 1-0 lead thanks to Haris Seferovic's goal in the 15th minute.

France Vs Switzerland

The goal came from the Swiss attack on the left side of the French defense. Then, Steven Zuber sent a cross into the penalty box. Seferovic who won the aerial duel with the French defender also scored with a header. Switzerland closed the first half with a 1-0 advantage.

France tried to get up in the second half. However, in the midst of efforts, precisely the problem faced. Benjamin Pavard committed a foul on Steven Zuber which resulted in a penalty in the 52nd minute.

Ricardo Rodriguez, who was appointed as the executor, was ready to open fire from the spot. However, his efforts to put the ball into the bottom left corner can still be read by Hugo Lloris.

The success of denying the penalty became the momentum for France to rise. As a result, Karim Benzema scored in the 57th minute after continuing Kylian Mbappe's pass.

Two minutes later, France turned ahead. Antoine Griezmann's wild ball was struck by Benzema who was in the mouth of the Swiss goal. France leads 2-1.

France got the upper hand after Paul Pogba scored in the 75th minute. The Manchester United midfielder fired a long-range shot that targeted the top right corner.

France Vs Switzerland

Switzerland apparently does not necessarily fly the white flag. Haris Seferovic scored his second goal of the night after getting a pass from Melingo Kevin Mbabu. The score became 3-2 entering the 81st minute.

France again conceded in the 90th minute. Switzerland scored the third goal through the action of substitute, Mario Gavranovic. The player did not get a meaningful escort so he had room to beat Lloris.

The 3-3 score lasted until the second half ended. As a result, the match continued into extra rounds.

In the first 15 minutes, created a number of opportunities from both teams. One of them is Pavard's close-range shot. However, Yan Sommer's action was still a stumbling block.

The score remained unchanged after the second 15 minutes ended. France, who got a golden opportunity through Mbappe, still failed to get a goal. As a result, the match was decided by a penalty shootout.

In the high-fives around, Yann Sommer became a star. The goalkeeper saved France's fifth penalty kicked by Mbappe. The score in the penalty shootout is 5-4

With this victory, La Nati has the right to step into the quarter-finals. Switzerland has been waiting for Spain, which in the previous match overthrew Croatia.
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