Spain beat Switzerland on penalties and advance to the semifinals at Euro 2020, where the winner of Italy-Belgium now awaits. The match at the Gazprom Arena ended 1-1 in regulation time and, after extra time without a goal despite the numerical inferiority of the Swiss for the red to Freuler, Unai Simon’s saves and Ruben Vargas’ error from the spot are decisive. Spain found the advantage after just 8 minutes, thanks to the unfortunate deviation in his own goal by the Swiss Zakaria on the conclusion of Jordi Alba. The response of the Swiss comes in the second half with Shaqiri, who in the 68th minute mocked Simon with a surgical right-footed shot from close range after a defensive mess by Laporte and Pau Torres. Not even ten minutes later, however, the cold shower of the red arrives to Freuler who leaves Switzerland outnumbered: the Atalanta player enters hard on Oliver and the referee Oliver draws the red. Petkovic’s team keeps in extra time, despite the forcing of Spain, and on penalties there are errors on both sides. Vargas’ high shot is decisive and, after Oyarzabal’s last penalty that displaces Sommer, Spain can celebrate.
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