France v Switzerland, 28 June 2021

Score3-3 :: penalties 5-4 to Switzerland
RefereeFernando Rapallini
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
VenueArena Națională, Bucharest
Attendance22,642
Kick-off: 10.00pm local Switzerland won 5-4 on penalties After extra time - 3-3 at 90 minutes Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Juan Pablo Belatti (ARG) and Diego Yamil Bonfa (ARG) Fourth official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL) Video Assistant Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP) This was match no. 41 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. France and Switzerland met in the group stages in four of the preceding eight major tournaments (UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup). France won two and two goalless draws.

3 (4)  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

3 (5)  Switzerland

Manager: Vladimir Petković

Goals:

Karim Benzema 57 G
Karim Benzema 59 G
Paul Pogba 75 G

Goals:

Haris Seferović 15 G
Haris Seferović 81 G
Mario Gavranović 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Presnel Kimpembe
Defender Clément Lenglet
Defender Benjamin Pavard
Defender Raphaël Varane
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder Adrien Rabiot
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Karim Benzema
Forward Kylian Mbappé

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer
Defender Manuel Akanji
Defender Nico Elvedi
Defender Silvan Widmer
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Rodríguez
Defender/Midfielder Granit Xhaka (captain)
Midfielder Remo Freuler
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri
Midfielder/Forward Steven Zuber
Forward Breel Embolo

Substitutions:

Kingsley Coman for Clément Lenglet 46
Moussa Sissoko for Antoine Griezmann 88
Olivier Giroud for Karim Benzema 94
Marcus Thuram-Ulien for Kingsley Coman 111

Substitutions:

Mario Gavranović for Xherdan Shaqiri 73
Kevin Mbabu for Silvan Widmer 73
Christian Fassnacht for Steven Zuber 79
Ruben Vargas for Breel Embolo 79
Admir Mehmedi for Ricardo Rodríguez 87
Fabian Schär for Haris Seferović 96

Cards:

Raphaël Varane 30 Y
Kingsley Coman 88 Y
Benjamin Pavard 91 Y

Cards:

Nico Elvedi 32 Y
Ricardo Rodríguez 62 Y
Granit Xhaka 76 Y
Manuel Akanji 108 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mike Maignan
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Léo Dubois
Defender Lucas Hernández
Defender Kurt Zouma
Midfielder Thomas Lemar
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder Corentin Tolisso
Midfielder/Forward Kingsley Coman
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Thuram-Ulien
Forward Olivier Giroud

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel
Goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo
Defender Loris Benito
Defender Kevin Mbabu
Defender Fabian Schär
Midfielder Christian Fassnacht
Midfielder Djibril Sow
Midfielder Denis Zakaria
Midfielder/Forward Mario Gavranović
Midfielder/Forward Ruben Vargas
Forward Admir Mehmedi

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (France went second) 1 – Paul Pogba [scored] 2 – Olivier Giroud [scored] 3 – Marcus Thuram-Ulien [scored] 4 – Presnel Kimpembe [scored] 5 – Kylian Mbappé [saved] France lost a penalty shoot-out at a UEFA European Championships finals for the first time since the semi-final against Czech Republic at Euro 96. They had now lost their last three games at major tournaments that went into extra time. France had now lost two of their last 18 games at major tournaments (UEFA European Championship finals and FIFA World Cup finals); also the Euro 2016 Final against Portugal (won 12). Prior to the shoot-out, Hugo Lloris made his first penalty save for France since a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Spain in Madrid in October 2012.

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Switzerland went first) 1 – Mario Gavranović [scored] 2 – Fabian Schär [scored] 3 – Manuel Akanji [scored] 4 – Ruben Vargas [scored] 5 – Admir Mehmedi [scored] Switzerland had now reached the quarter-finals of a major tournament for the first time since the 1954 FIFA World Cup finals when they were the host nation. They had now scored three or goals in consecutive games at a major tournament for the first time since the 1954 World Cup finals. The Swiss had lost all three of their previous penalty shoot-outs, including in the Round of 16 at Euro 2016 against Poland. Switzerland were awarded a penalty after 53 minutes for a foul following a VAR review. Ricardo Rodríguez's spot-kick was saved.