Spain Escapes: Switzerland is now bending into blood-curdling penalties

Spain has placed itself for the European Championship semifinals at the expense of Switzerland. Like France, La Roja hit the Swiss during the regular playtime, but the team of national coach Luis Enrique was frightened in the blood-curdling penalties series.
The Swiss made a real stunt in the eighth finals by taking out World Champion France after penalty kicks. Compared to that duel, Captain Granit Xhaka was missing. In fact, his replacement Denis Zakaria was at the base of the Spanish opening strike by changing a shot by Jordi Alba. He left goalkeeper Yann Sommer no chance. It was the tenth goal of its own during this tournament.
Spain was in control after that hit and was close to 2-0 via César Azpilicueta, but the defender came from a corner kick in the hands of Sommer. However, the team of national coach Luis Enrique failed to push through, making Switzerland better in the game. Steven Zuber wanted a penalty after being shot down, but the midfielder was offside. It was a warning, which was not sufficiently taken to heart by the Spaniards.
Spain also held possession in the second half, while Switzerland lurked on an outbreak. Zakaria got a head shot from a corner, but missed the target. Zuber put Unai Simón to work much later. After 68 minutes, Spain got the lid on the nose. Aymeric Laporte and Pau Torres got in the way, on which Freuler teammate Xherdan Shaqiri was able to set up: 1-1.
Freuler played a leading role just ten minutes later, but this time in a negative sense. The Atalanta Bergamo midfielder put a firm tackle on Gerard Moreno and got red. That seemed severely punished, but Switzerland had to move by ten men. However, Spain was unable to push through, which allowed an extension for both countries for the second time in a row.
In that, Moreno immediately shot up close rake next to it. It was the start for a Spanish rush, in which Sommer kept his country on his feet by holding ball out of his goal one after another. The goalkeeper was able to frustrate the Spaniards time and time again and again, refueling confidence for the penalty series, because it was no longer able to avoid Spain.
It was Sergio Busquets who shot the first penalty right on the pole. He certainly wasnt the only one. Unai Simón reversed the attempts of Fabian Schär and Manuel Akanji, while star Sommer Rodri loved to score. After Ruben Vargas then shot over, Mikel Oyarzabal managed to get the Spanish job done – and with good luck.
Spain will compete against the winner of the cracker between Belgium and Italy in the semifinal. These countries will face each other in Munich from 9 pm.