France are OUT from Euro 2020! Switzerland won a penalty shoot-out as Mbappe missed the decisive shot
Real drama: The French national team lost to Switzerland (3:3, on penalties – 4:5) in the 1/8 finals match of Euro-2020 held in Bucharest.
Haris Seferović and Karim Benzema each scored two goals, while Paul Pogba blasted a magnificent long shot that was neutralized by 31-year-old Mario Gavranovic – he saved his side in the 90th minute.
In extra time, the teams did not score any goals. And Switzerland was stronger in the penalty shootout. PSG forward Kylian Mbappe missed the decisive spot-kick.
Granit Xhaka became the hero of the match. His fiery inspirational speech will be remembered for a long time.
Former French midfielder Patrick Vieira:
“Missing a penalty, everyone can miss a penalty but tonight we have to give credit to the Swiss team because I strongly believe that the best team won today. The best team deserve to go to the next round and tonight that is the Swiss. It was a poor French national team. There wasn’t any togetherness, there wasn’t any spirit. We didn’t play as a team so we didn’t deserve to go to the next round.”
- The Swiss advanced to the quarterfinals of a major tournament for the first time since the 1954 World Cup. As for the Euros, Switzerland had never reached this stage at the European Championships before.
- Switzerland will play Spain in the quarter-finals on July 2 in St. Petersburg.