Switzerland football team. Photo: @Euro2020 Switzerland
has knocked the world champions France out of the Euro 2020 as they won their round of 16 match 5-4 in a penalty shootout after the match ended in 3-3 (exra time) tie at the National Arena in Burchest on Tuesday.
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What a night – or could be said, what a day – of European football.
And it all comes to an end with the world champions, who were two goals up with nine minutes to go, being eliminated on penalties by Switzerland.
It was an outstanding shoot-out until the very end, when Swiss goalkeeper Sommer saved Mbappe penalty, and the Switzeland fans were estatic in Bucharest. France were dejected, but the Swiss advances to next round, where they face Spain in the quarter-finals on Friday in St Petersburg.
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came back superbly in the match after going 3-1 down in the second half. But the Croatian side led by captain Luka Modric scored 2 goals in last six minutes of second half to send the match in the extra time. Spain scored two more goals in the first period of extra time to register a place in Euro 2020 quarterfinal.
France vs Switzerland highlights
PENALTY SHOOTOUT: Switzerland 5 | 4 France
Mbappe fails to score: 5-4
Switzerland scores in five out of five of its penalties: 5-4
France scores: 4-4
Switzerland score as goalkeeper almost caught the ball: 4-3
France scores: 3-3
Switzerland scores: 3-2
France converts too: 2-2
Switzerland converts the second penalty: 2-1
France scores: 1-1
Switzerland scores: 1-0
EXTRA TIME: France 3 | 3 Switzerland
Second period of extra time goes goalless
First period of extra time goes goalless
FULL TIME: France 3 | 3 Switzerland
90th minute: Switzerland scores the equalizer
What a great approach to go about it! Gavranovi nicks past Kimpembe with a brilliant piece of skill and then smashes a shot into the bottom corner after a fine pass into him from Xhaka! It's 3-3, and extra time is on the horizon.
81th minute: Switzerland reduces the lead
The ball is played out to Mbabu on the right, who delivers a magnificent cross in, and that man Seferovi rises highest and thumps a header past Lloris for his second of the night.
70h minute: Pogba doubles the lead
That is outstanding play by the midfielder. Benzema's shot is blocked, but it falls to Pogba, who takes a touch to get the ball out of his feet before curling a beautiful right-footed effort into the top corner. A fantastic way to break a nearly three-year goal drought on the international stage.
59th minute: France takes the lead
This is a fantastic scene in the play! Griezmann is in the penalty area after quick play from France. He shoots and, despite Sommer's save, the ball loops up for Benzema to nod in. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in 101 seconds to turn the tie around!
57th minute: France scores the equaliser
What a turnaround in a matter of minutes! It's a goal that's both simple and brilliant at the same time. Mbappe prods the ball through to Benzema, it's behind him but a brilliant first touch opens it up for him and he lifts tha ball over Sommer to score.
HALF TIME: France 0 | 1 Switzerland
15th minute: Switzerland takes lead 1-0 against World Champions
Seferovi's long-range effort is blocked, but the ball finds its way to Zuber on the left side. He puts in a beautiful cross, and the striker sprints into the box, leaping magnificently to nod past Lloris and put Switzerland ahead in the pre-quarters!
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