The Swiss brigade dragged the quarter-final match against Spain to the tiebreaker with a team of 10 people. Spain won 3–1 on penalties and advanced to the Euro 2020 semifinals.
Zakaria’s amazing goal gave Spain a 1-0 lead in the first half. Spain dominated the entire match and arranged one attack after another. Possession of 72% of the ball is the proof of that dominance. A total of 28 shots taken by Spain in the Swiss goal also bear witness to it.
It can be said that Spain missed more than three golden opportunities. Compared to that, Switzerland scored from a big opportunity in the whole match. The Swiss footballers were becoming destructive from time to time in the counter attack. Shaqiri equalized for Switzerland in the 68th minute. It was expected that the match would exciting further in the second half.
Throughout the match, Samir saved Switzerland from danger several times. Especially in extra time the storm blows over him. The Swiss goalkeeper took Spain’s continuous attack back to the penalty shoot-out.
However, the number of goals at the end of 90 minutes did not change. Then the match was played in extra time.
Switzerland failed to score in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th shots. Spain goalkeeper Simon returned two shots and Vargas sent one over. Meanwhile, Spain scored from their 5 shots. As a result, Spain defeated Switzerland 3-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the semi-finals as the first team in the tournament. The winner of the Belgium-Italy match is going to be the opponent of Spain in the semi.