Switzerland 1-1 Spain (t.a.b 1-3) Spain in the semi-finals! Both teams lost a lot of energy in their quarter-final matches with extra time. They lacked aggressiveness and speed. The absence of Granit Xhaka in the midfield due to suspension had pushed the Swiss coach to reorganize his team in a 3-5-2 that did not bring luck to their previous opponent,
Switzerland 1-1 Spain
France. Spain scored in the 8th minute with a shot from Jordi Alba deflected by Zakaria. When Embolo was injured in the 23rd minute, we knew that Switzerland would suffer. It’s a one-way game with 73% of possession for Spain, 28 shots against only 8 for the Swiss.
Spain in the semi-finals!
They managed to score on a misunderstanding in the Iberian defense. In spite of a red card for Freuler (77th), the Spanish were still unable to concretize. They ended up winning in penalty kicks after boring extra time.