France vs. Switzerland – Match Report – June 28, 2021


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France vs.  Switzerland - Match Report - June 28, 2021

Switzerland gave the bell in the Eurocup and eliminated France in the round of 16. The 90 minutes ended with 3-3 on the scoreboard. For overtime the cards did not move and on penalties, Kylian Mbappé missed his shot and the world champion fell, while the Swiss will face Spain in the quarterfinals

The Gauls came out with an aggressive stance for the round of 16 duel. However, after 15 minutes of play they were surprised by Switzerland. Steven Zuber overflowed down the left wing and sent a cross that was finished off by the head of Haris Seferovic against the mark of Clement Lenglet, who did not even jump to dispute the ball.

The goal matched the process of the match. Well, Switzerland shook the dominance of the French and was even more dangerous than the world champions, who in the first half only approached Yann Sommer’s goal with an individual play by Adrien Rabiot at 22 ‘, which was deflected by the keeper.

The VAR appeared at 53 ‘to sanction a penalty in favor of the Swiss after a foul by Benjamin Pavard on Steven Zuber. However, Ricardo Rodríguez failed in his execution which could mean the 2-0. Hugo Lloris’ save woke up France and in two minutes they reversed the score.

Kylian Mbappé missed France’s first clear play that took place until 56 ‘. At 57 ‘, Karim Benzema appeared to make it 1-1, after a mistake at the start of the Swiss, the same sin that they committed two minutes later, when the same Real Madrid striker made it 2-1 with a header.

France took control of the game and at 75 ‘he made the third with a goal from Paul Pogba, who took a shoe with his right leg that slipped through the angle before the flight of Yann Sommer, an action that made the play more spectacular.

Switzerland reacted at 81 ‘with another header from Haris Seferovic to a center from Kevin Mbabu to make it 3-2 and just at 90’ Mario Gavranovic appeared in front of Hugo Lloris to make the third, which sent the series into overtime.

In the extension, the highlight was a slap from Yann Sommer to prevent Benjamin Pavard’s goal at 95 ‘, a couple of actions that Kylian Mbappé had to put the fourth, but in both the ball went wide, as well as a header from Olivier Giroud who was stopped by the Swiss goalkeeper, so the series was defined from the eleven steps.

The first nine shots of the penalty shoot-out ended in the nets. However, Kylian Mbappé, the one in charge of collecting the fifth for France, missed his shot that was saved by Yann Sommer, with which the world champion was eliminated from the European Championship.


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