Euro 2020 - Switzerland 1-1 (1-3 Pen) Spain: La Furia Roja to Semifinal

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The Spanish national team advanced to the semifinals after overthrowing Switzerland in the Euro 2020 quarter-final match, at Krestovsky Stadium, Friday (2/7). The victory was won via penalty shootout. Previously, both teams played equally strong 1-1.

In the first half, Spain controlled the game. Sergio Busquets and his friends recorded possession of the ball up to 71 percent. Meanwhile, for opportunities, both teams both fired four shots.

From that high ball possession, La Furia Rojaopened the scoring in the 8th minute. Starting from Koke's corner kick, Jordi Alba fired from distance. The ball that changed direction after hitting Denis Zakaria actually went into the Swiss goal.

Spain almost scored again entering the 17th minute. Unfortunately, Koke's free-kick still floated thinly over Yann Sommer's crossbar.

Entering the 25th minute, it was Cesar Azpilicueta's turn to spread the threat. However, his action grabbed a corner kick with a header that can still be tamed by Yann Sommer.

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Switzerlanddon't stay still. Several times La Nati made the Spanish defense dizzy, especially through the movement of Xherdan Shaqiri from the right side. Unfortunately, no goals have been scored yet.

Until the end of the first half, the score was 1-0 unchanged. Spain entered the dressing room in the lead.

Spain made two changes upfront at the start of the second half. Daniel Olmo comes on for Pablo Sarabia, while Alvaro Morata replaced by Gerard Moreno.

Switzerland who was left behind began to increase the attack. Vladimir Petkovic's squad threatened the Spanish defense in the 64th minute. Luckily, a close-range shot from Steven Zuber can still be countered by Unai Simon.

Switzerland's efforts to equalize finally bear fruit entering the 68th minute. Shaqiri listed his name on the scoreboard. The Liverpool player struck the ball to the right side of the goal after getting a pass from Remo Freuler.

Switzerland

Unfortunately, while getting fresh air, Switzerland lost Freuler who got a red card in the 77th minute. The midfielder tackled Gerard Moreno with both feet.

However, Spain struggled to take advantage of the player's advantage. Until the second half ended, the score 1-1 did not change. According to the result, the match continued into extra minutes.

In the first extra round, Yann Sommer became the savior of Switzerland. The goalkeeper at least stemmed three opportunities ripe Spain. Two of them were born from the actions of the substitute, Mikel Oyarzabal.

Entering the second 15 minutes, the situation is still unchanged. Spain attacked the Swiss defense. However, until the time was over, no goals were scored. Therefore, the match was decided by a penalty shootout.

In the penalty shootout, three Swiss kickers failed, namely Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji, and Ruben Vargas. Meanwhile, in the Spanish camp, only Sergio Busquets and Rodri did not score.

Finally, Spain won 3-1 on penalties. Now, Spain is waiting for the winner of the Belgian contra Italian duel which will be held shortly.
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