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Euro 2020 Quarter-final Highlights: Spain Beat Switzerland 3-1 on Penalties

UEFA Euro 2020 Quarter-final Highlight: Spain beat Switzerland 1-1 (3-1) in penalty shootout.

News18.com | July 03, 2021, 00:14 IST

Euro 2020 Quarter-final Highlights, Switzerland vs Spain: Daniel Zakaria scored an own goal in just the eight-minute of the game to hand Spain the lead as in the 68th minute Xherdan Shaqiri equalised for Switzerland. Remo Freuler was sent off in the 77th minute for his tackle on Gerard Moreno in the Euro 2020 quarter-final at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. Extra Time was needed but with 10-men, Switzerland held Spain to 1-1- but Spain beat Switzerland 3-1 on penalties.

The winner of Switzerland-Spain will take on the winner of Belgium vs Italy.

UEFA EURO 2020: FULL COVERAGE Points Table | Schedule | Results

Jul 03, 2021 00:14 (IST)

Spain Beat Switzerland 1-1 (3-1) on penalties to reach semi-finals

Jul 03, 2021 00:03 (IST)

Nervous Times

Jul 03, 2021 00:00 (IST)

Penalties needed! Spain and Switzerland are still locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation as well as extra time!

The Swiss got through the extra period of 30 minutes despite playing with 10 men following a red card for midfielder Remo Freuler in the 78th minute.

Switzerland advanced after penalties in the round of 16. The team beat World Cup champion France 5-4 in the shootout.

Jul 02, 2021 23:59 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

119' - Last change for La Roja as Pedri is is replaced by Rodri! 

Jul 02, 2021 23:52 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

113' - Pau Torres is brought and Thiago Alcantara is brought on!

Jul 02, 2021 23:50 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

110' - La Roja are just toying with the Swiss defence, moving the ball from left to right with relative ease but importantly nowhere close enough to the goal.

Jul 02, 2021 23:43 (IST)

1st Period of EXTRA TIME!

Yann Sommer has made quite a few saves as the scoreline still reads Switzerland 1-1 Spain!

Jul 02, 2021 23:41 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

105' - Yann Sommer makes another save, his sixth so far in the game. 

Jul 02, 2021 23:41 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

105' - Yann Sommer makes another save, his sixth so far in the game. 

Jul 02, 2021 23:37 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

101'-  Last roll of the dice from the Swiss!

Denis Zakaria and Silvar Widmer are replaced by Fabian Schar and Kevin Mbabu!

Jul 02, 2021 23:32 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

96' - Yann Sommer makes back-to-back saves!

First from a Jordi Alba longer-ranger and then the header back from Marcos Llorente.

Jul 02, 2021 23:29 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

92' - Gerard Moreno misses the target from less than 6 yards out! What a chance for Spain to get the lead...

Jul 02, 2021 23:25 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

Extra Time! Another 20minutesto decide a winner...

Spain's Ferran Torres comes off and on comes Mikel Oyarzabal!

Jul 02, 2021 23:21 (IST)

FULL TIME! Xherdan Shaqiri scratched out Denis Zakaria's own goal as Remo Freuler was sent off!

Extra Time needed as it ends Switzerland 1-1 Spain in 90 minutes.

Jul 02, 2021 23:19 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

90+2' -  Spain's Koke is replaced by Marcos Llorente as Switzerland's Steven Zuber is replaed by Christian Fassnacht.

Jul 02, 2021 23:15 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

84' - Spain are turning the screws as a fine passing move culminates in Gerard Moreno passing it onto Koke, whose drilled cross is cleared but only as far as Pedri on the edge of the penalty box, but his curling effort is straight at the goalkeeper.

Jul 02, 2021 23:08 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

82' - Chances for Switzerland! Xherdan Shaqiri is brought off and in his place comes on Djibril Sow as Haris Seferovic is replaced by Mario Garvanovic.

Jul 02, 2021 23:04 (IST)

77' - RED CARD! Remo Freuler is sent off for his tackle on Gerard Moreno!

Jul 02, 2021 22:55 (IST)

68' - GOAL! Xherdan Shaqiri brings Switzerland level against Spain!

A mix-up in the Spain defence between Aymeric Laporte and Pau Torres allows Remo Freuler to collect the ball on the edge of the penalty box. He unselfishly set up Shaqiri, who sweeps his low, right-footed effort into the far corner

Jul 02, 2021 22:54 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

67' - Silvan Widmer is booked for his challenge on Sergio Busquets. Spain were passing it around the Swiss penalty box quite comfortably...

Jul 02, 2021 22:52 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

64' - Ruben Vargas gets on a tearing run down the left flank and finds Steven Zuber, whose snapshot is saved by Unai Simon. Spain sigh relief as that was some quick counter!

Jul 02, 2021 22:50 (IST)

Support coming in from WWE Superstar Cesaro!

Jul 02, 2021 22:44 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

56' - Close from Denis Zakaria. Ricardo Rodriguez takes the corner and send it in the back post as the Swiss who netted an own goal, puts his cushioned header agonisingly wide.

Jul 02, 2021 22:43 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

54' - Alvaro Morata is replaced by Gerard Moreno.

Jul 02, 2021 22:38 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

50' - Aymeric Laporte with a beautiful cross-field pass from defence to find Dani Olmo, who in turn, puts in a delightful cross into the middle of the penalty box. Koke gets his head to the ball but it was behind him and thus could not generate much power on his effort as Yann Sommer collects comfortably.

Jul 02, 2021 22:34 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

47' - Dani Olmo is played in behind by a lifted ball from Alvaro Morata. His shot is saved by Yann Sommer but the referee calls play back as Morta himself was off-side

Jul 02, 2021 22:32 (IST)

2nd Half!

Spain and Switzerland get us back underway... can the Swiss make a comeback in the game?

Meanwhile, Pablo Sarabia is replaced by Dani Olmo.

Jul 02, 2021 22:17 (IST)

HALF TIME! Denis Zakaria's own goal is the difference as Spain lead Switzerland at the break!

Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria’s own-goal is the 10th of the Euro 2020. There have been more own-goals at Euro 2020 than the previous 15 tournaments combined.

Zakaria stuck out his leg and deflected a shot by Spain defender Jordi Alba into the net. The goal was originally awarded to Alba but UEFA later changed it.

Jul 02, 2021 22:12 (IST)

Switzerland vs Spain

41' - Xherdan Shaqiri plays Steven Zuber with a beautiful ball in behind as the Swiss player is one-on-one with Spain's keeper Unai Simon. He is brought down and the referee blows his whistle... only for him to signal for off-side.

Jul 02, 2021 22:08 (IST)

Switzerland fans are making some noise inside the half-full Saint Petersburg Stadium by clanking cowbells ahead of their team’s quarterfinal match against Spain at the European Championship.

It is a sound synonymous with Swiss fans in Alpine skiing...

...meanwhile, a familiar face in the crowd!

Euro 2020 Quarter-final Highlights: Spain Beat Switzerland 3-1 on Penalties
Spain (AP)

Spain reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals on Friday after prevailing 3-1 in a nervy penalty shootout against dogged Switzerland who were reduced to ten men by a sending off but still clung to a 1-1 draw after extra-time.

Mikel Oyarzabal struck the decisive spot-kick after Gerard Moreno and Dani Olmo had converted for Spain and Sergio Busquets and Rodri squandered their kicks.

Spain keeper Unai Simon saved from Switzerland‘s Manuel Akanji and Fabian Schar while Ruben Vargas hammered his shot over the bar.

In open play, Spain took an eighth-minute lead when a Jordi Alba strike took a heavy deflection off Daniel Zakaria and went into the net but Switzerland levelled in the 68th when Xherdan Shaqiri cashed in on a mix-up in the Spain defence.

Switzerland‘s cause was then complicated by Remo Freuler being shown a straight red card in the 77th minute, but they held on to force the extra period and somehow survived a Spain onslaught to make it to spot-kicks.

But after beating France 5-4 on penalties in the last 16 by scoring all their kicks, only Mario Gavranovic could beat Simon and the Swiss were left heartbroken, still waiting to win a European Championship quarter-final.

Spain, though, are rewarded with a trip to Wembley to face either Belgium or Italy and are dreaming of a first major final since winning Euro 2012.

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