The complete soccer world was left shocked after world champions and match favourites France had been knocked out of Euro 2020 by Switzerland on penalties after a 3-3 draw on the finish of 120 minutes. Spain and Croatia delivered a basic tie as Spain emerged 5-3 winners after additional time.
Switzerland took the lead within the fifteenth minute by way of a Haris Seferovic header earlier than Hugo Lloris stood huge to avoid wasting a Ricardo Rodriguez penalty and hold Switzerland from going 2-0 up. A Karim Benzema brace turned the sport on its head earlier than Paul Pogba scored a superb scorcher from vary to place Fance firmly in management. Seferovic began the comeback for Switzerland with one other headed objective after 81 minutes, earlier than Mario Gavranovic scored a superb objective after dribbling previous Presnel Kimpembe on the sting of the French penalty field to power additional time within the ninetieth minute. Both sides failed to attain in additional time, and the sport went to penalties. Kylian Mbappe was the one participant to overlook a penalty, along with his spot-kick hit too near Swiss keeper Yann Sommer, and the keeper pulling off a save that sparked wild celebrations from the Swiss contingent and followers. Switzerland will face Spain within the quarterfinals.
Spain began the sport towards Croatia on the entrance foot, however had been quickly behind because of a horrendous howler from their goalkeeper Unai Simon who let a easy cross run underneath his foot and into the again of the web to provide Croatia the lead after 20 minutes. Spain continued to press ahead and had been duly rewarded when PSG winger Pablo Sarabia fired dwelling an equaliser within the thirty eighth minute. Chelsea right-back Cesar Azpilicueta was on the top of a Ferran Torres cross to place La Roja 2-1 up within the 57th minute along with his first worldwide objective earlier than Torres confirmed calmness to complete off a fast freekick from Pau Torres and put Spain 3-1 up after 77 minutes. A Spanish capitulation noticed substitutes Mislav Orsic and Mario Pasalic power additional time with two objectives within the final 5 minutes earlier than Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal scored the quash any hopes of a Croatian upset and ship Spain to the quarterfinals.