Watch Switzerland vs Spain Euro Live Match And Goal Highlights
What a match! What an evening of football,” said goalkeeper Yann Sommer after saving Kylian Mbappé’s penalty to win Switzerland’s round of 16 shoot-out against France; their first win at a knockout tournament since the 1938 FIFA World Cup, and the greatest night in Swiss footballing history.
Vladimir Petković’s had apologised for his side’s performance after their 3-0 group stage loss to Italy; after their 3-3 draw against Les Bleus in Bucharest, they can do no wrong.
Spain played with fire in the round of 16, letting a 3-1 lead slip against Croatia before finally finishing off Zlatko Dalić’s side in extra time. Luis Enrique’s squad started off the group stage with two draws, but have hit a stride of sorts, becoming the first side to score five goals in back-to-back EURO finals games. Confidence is building, but Sergio Busquets will remember that when Spain last met the Swiss at a final tournament, they lost 1-0 in their 2010 World Cup opener in Durban.
Switzerland v Spain line-ups
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19* – Unai Simon makes a pig’s ear of a clearance under pressuire from the high Swiss press and Spain concede a corner on the back of his mini-panic. THere’s a break in play as Breel Embolo receives treatment for what looks like a hamstring injury.
21* – In bad news for Swiss midfielder Denis Zakiria and Spain full-back Jordi Alba, the goal has now been officially chalked up as an own goal.