Xherdan Shaqiri scored again but Switzerland lost in penalties 1-3 against Spain after playing a 1-1 with one man sent off, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
Both Nations had a fair amount of opportunities in the first half of the encounter as just one error caused the away team to get the only goal with 45 minutes.
Spain started the game as the better side and it only took them just 8 minutes to score the opener as Jordi Alba strike was deflected by Denis Zakaria into his own net to make it 0-1.
Switzerland had their own opportunities which they couldn’t utilize as the match carried on with both teams doing everything to ensure it goes their way.
The Swiss National team had some good chances which could have given them the goal but they couldn’t convert as Akanji’s header went wide.
The first half ended with Switzerland 0-1 Spain as they both headed for the break with an advantage over to the away side.
Second Half Report
The second half started out good for the two countries that had a difficult round of 16 encounters which they find a way to scale through into the next round.
Switzerland had so much to do as they were being pressured and at the same time looking for a way to get the leveler which proved difficult.
Spain continued to dominate the encounter as the ball possession favored them by 71 person while their opponent settled for the remainder of it.
Xherdan Shaqiri 68th minutes goal leveled things 1-1 as the forward teamed up with Remo Freuler who proved the assist that saw him finishing off neatly.
Things got worse as Remo Freuler was shown a red card in the 78th minute of the game after a foul committed by the man who provided the assist for the leveler.
The second half ended with Switzerland 1-1 Spain as the match ended 90 minutes with a draw and one man down for the home side as they headed for extra time.
Extra Time Report
The extra time kicked off with more coming from the two Nations who were looking to take the much needed lead.
The away side had all the advantages but yet they couldn’t make it count as their opponent had to result to defending very hard.
They both had to go into penalties which saw it ended with Switzerland 1-3 Spain as the away side advance into the semi final of the Euro 2020.
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