Spain started the match with a bang and Alba gave the team the lead in the 8th minute. In the 8th minute Spain got a corner where Alba D quickly kicked in and the ball hit Zacharias and went into the goal. Spain led 1-0 in the first half, but Switzerland took revenge in the second half.
Switzerland’s star player Shaqiri brought the team to parity. There was some misunderstanding between Spain defenders Laporte and Pau Torres and Shaqiri took advantage of it. He put the ball into the goal post to draw the team 1-1.
The thrill of the penalty shootout
The match between Spain and Switzerland went to extra time after full time and both teams managed to score 1-1. After that, the thrill of the penalty shoot-out began, where the Swiss team collapsed under pressure.
Spain got off to a poor start in penalty kicks. Sergio Busquets missed the first penalty. When Mario scored for the Swiss team, the team went ahead 1-0. But after that, Dani Almo equalized the Swiss team. The Swiss team then pressed and Fabian missed to put the ball on the goal post. Spanish player Rodri also failed to score, but then Swiss player Manuel Akanji also failed to score. Gerard Moreno scored to give Spain a 2-1 lead. Then the Swiss player Ruben Vargas also failed to score. In the end, Mikel Warzabal gave Spain a 3-1 win in the penalty shoot-out.
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First Published: Jul 03, 2021, 01:23 IST