|France, which had been considered as a contender for the championship, was taken the lead by Switzerland, which was evaluated below one. © AFP=News1|
France (No. 2 in FIFA ranking), which was considered a strong contender for the championship, failed to qualify for the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 after losing to Switzerland (No. 13 in FIFA ranking) in a penalty shootout.
In the round of 16 match against Euro 2020 Switzerland held at the Bucharest National Arena in Bucharest, Romania on the 29th at 4 am (Korean time) on the 29th, France could not decide the match 3-3 until extra time and lost 4PK5 in the penalty shootout that followed.
Switzerland achieved a ‘giant killing’ by defeating France for the first time in the history of major tournaments, and France achieved a ‘giant killing’, and France had Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), N’Golo Kante ( Chelsea) had to taste bitter even with luxurious members.
France leads in objective power, but it was twisted from the beginning In the 15th minute of the first half, Switzerland’s Harris Seperovic (Benfica) got a blow. A left cross from Steven Zuber (Sturgart) was scored by Seperovic with a sharp header. France’s Clement Langlet (Barcelona) was completely defeated in the aerial ball contest with Seperovic.
France entered the second half after falling 0-1, and only then did they show themselves as candidates for the championship. In the 12th and 14th minutes of the second half, Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) scored consecutive goals to make a comeback, and in the 30th minute of the second half, Pogba added a goal to win.
But Switzerland did not give up. In the 36th minute of the second half, Ceferovic scored the goal, and in the 45th minute of the second half, Mario Gabranovic (Dinamo Zagreb) scored an equalizer. It was the moment of the beginning of the miracle.
In the extra time, France tried to target Switzerland’s goal with Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) and Marcus Thuram (Mönchenglatbach). However, they could not open the goal for Switzerland in the end and they went into a penalty shoot-out.
The penalty shoot-out, which started with a Swiss lead, was successful by all players of both teams until the fourth turn, but the game was divided in the fifth. Switzerland’s Admir Mehmedi (Wolfsburg) succeeded in kicking first, but Mbappe, who played in the rear, missed the kick, and became a victim of the unexpected.
|Spain defeated Croatia after a bloody fight that went into overtime. © AFP=News1|
The previous round of 16 between Spain and Croatia also went to extra time, but there was no penalty shootout. Spain, who scored two goals in extra time, qualified for the quarterfinals.
Spain faced Croatia in the Euro 2020 Round of 16 match held at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark at 1 am on the 29th at 1 am, but could not decide the match 3-3 until regular time, but Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid)’s 10 minutes of extra time The winning goal was scored by 5-3 and 2 goals by Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad).
Spain’s departure was also unsettling. In the 20th minute of the first half, Pedri (FC Barcelona) attempted a back pass to the goalkeeper, but goalkeeper Unai Simon (Atlético Madrid) keeper missed the ball and went straight into the goal. It was an absurd own goal.
However, Spain took the lead in the 38th minute with an equalizer by Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain).
In the 12th minute, Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) scored a comeback goal, and in the 32nd minute Ferran Torres (Manchester City) scored an additional goal to take the lead 3-1 at once.
Croatia was not alone. Mislav Orsic (Dinamo Zagreb), who played for the Jeonnam Dragons and Ulsan Hyundai under the name of ‘Orsha’ in the past, scored a chase goal in the 40th minute of the second half, and Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) successfully crossed Orsic’s cross in the second minute of extra time. The match went into overtime.
A Croatian miracle seemed to be happening, but that was it. In the 10th minute of extra time, Morata scored a cross from Dani Olmo (Leipzig) from the right, and Morata scored the victory. stuck
Spain, who managed to win over Croatia, met Switzerland, who had a surprising victory over France, in the quarterfinals at 1:30 am on the 3rd of next month.