22:43  ,  July 2, 2021

Euro 2020: Spain defeat Switzerland with post-match 11-meter kicks, make it to semi-final

The quarter-final of UEFA Euro 2020 kicked off, and the Switzerland and Spain national teams were the first to compete.

In the main and additional time of the match held in Saint Petersburg, the teams tied the match 1-1, and Spain won with post-match 11-meter kicks.

In the 8th minute, FC Barcelona’s 32-year-old center-back Jordi Alba kicked a goal to the Swiss team’s goalkeeper, after which the ball ricocheted after a kick made by 24-year-old Swiss midfielder, member of Borussia Monchengladbach Denis Zakaria. The tenth own goal was recorded at Euro 2020.

In the 68th minute, the Switzerland national team tied the score again after Liverpool’s 29-year-old midfielder, the team’s senior player Xherdan Shaqiri scored a goal.

In the 77th minute, the Swiss team’s midfielder, Atalanta’s 29-year-old player Remo Freuler was removed after he hit the leg of Spanish forward, Villareal’s 29-year-old player Gerard Moreno.

After the score was 1-1, additional time was set, but no goal was scored.

The post-match 11-meter kicks were more successful.

During the first strike, the Spain national team’s senior player Sergio Busquets kicked vertically to the goalpost.

After Fabian Schar’s kick, the Spanish team’s goalkeeper Unai Simon made a save. Out of the members of the Spanish team, Dani Olmo, Gerard Moreno, Mikel Oyarzabal made 11-meter kicks, and Oyarzabal’s kick was triumphant.

During the semi-final, Spain will compete with the winner of the Belgium-Italy match to be held in London on July 6.

Euro 2020, quarter-final

Switzerland-Spain: 1-1, 11m: 1-3 (main time: 1-1), (St. Petersburg)

Xherdan Shaqiri, 68 – Denis Zakaria, 8, own goal

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