Switzerland v Spain, 02 July 2021

Score1-1 :: penalties 3-1 to Spain
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Quarter-final
VenueGazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg
Attendance24,764
Kick-off: 7.00pm local Spain won 3-1 on penalties After extra time - 1-1 at 90 minutes Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Stuart Burt (ENG) and Simon Bennett (ENG) Fourth official: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Video Assistant Referee: Chris Kavanagh (ENG) This was match no. 45 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. Spain’s only defeat in their 23 meetings with Switzerland (won 16) was now in the group stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in Durban, South Africa.

1 (1)  Switzerland

Manager: Vladimir Petković

1 (3)  Spain

Manager: Luis Enrique

Goals:

Xherdan Shaqiri 68 G

Goals:

Denis Zakaria own goal 8 OG

Starting lineup:

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

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Unai Simón
Defender Aymeric Laporte
Defender Pau Torres
Defender/Midfielder Jordi Alba
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Koke
Midfielder Pedri
Midfielder Pablo Sarabia
Midfielder Sergio Busquets (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Ferran Torres
Forward Álvaro Morata

Substitutions:

Ruben Vargas for Breel Embolo 23
Djibril Sow for Xherdan Shaqiri 81
Mario Gavranović for Haris Seferović 82
Christian Fassnacht for Steven Zuber 90
Kevin Mbabu for Silvan Widmer 101
Fabian Schär for Denis Zakaria 101

Substitutions:

Dani Olmo for Pablo Sarabia 46
Gerard Moreno for Álvaro Morata 54
Marcos Llorente for Koke 90
Mikel Oyarzabal for Ferran Torres 91
Thiago Alcántara for Pau Torres 113
Rodri for Pedri 119

Cards:

Silvan Widmer 67 Y
Remo Freuler 77 R
Mario Gavranović 120 Y

Cards:

Aymeric Laporte 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel
Goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo
Defender Loris Benito
Defender Eray Cömert
Defender Jordan Lotomba
Defender Kevin Mbabu
Defender Fabian Schär
Midfielder Christian Fassnacht
Midfielder Djibril Sow
Midfielder/Forward Mario Gavranović
Midfielder/Forward Ruben Vargas

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Goalkeeper Robert Sánchez
Defender Eric García
Defender José Gayà
Defender Diego Llorente
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Llorente
Midfielder Rodri
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder/Forward Dani Olmo
Midfielder/Forward Mikel Oyarzabal
Midfielder/Forward Adama Traoré

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Switzerland went second) 1 – Mario Gavranović [scored] 2 – Fabian Schär [saved] 3 – Manuel Akanji [saved] 4 – Ruben Vargas [missed] This was Switzerland's fourth quarter-final at a major tournament; their first since the FIFA World Cup in 1954 and their first in the UEFA European Championship finals. They had now lost all four. Had they won the shoot-out, the Swiss would have become the first team to win more than one penalty shoot-out at a UEFA European Championship finals following their Round of 16 elimination of France. Xherdan Shaqiri became Switzerland's leading scorer at UEFA European Championship finals with four goals, ahead of Hakan Yakin and Haris Seferović (three each).

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Spain went first) 1 – Sergio Busquets [missed] 2 – Dani Olmo [scored] 3 – Rodri [saved] 4 – Gerard Moreno [scored] 5 – Mikel Oyarzabal [scored] Spain had now joined five teams that had won more than one game after extra time in the knockout stages at a UEFA European Championship finals; all the previous five went on to lift the trophy. They had now won four of their five penalty shoot-outs at UEFA European Championship finals; the only loss being against England at Euro 96. Denis Zakaria's own goal was the tenth OG at Euro 2020; now one more than the combined total at the 15 previous UEFA European Championship finals (nine).