Spain and Switzerland you see the faces in the Euro 2021 quarter-finals. La Roja faces a decisive match in the competition, where every match is already a life-to-death duel and comes from defeating in the extension to Croatia 3-5, in one of the most outstanding matches of the entire tournament. After thrashing Slovakia 5-0 on matchday three of the Group E, the combined of Luis Enrique they finished second in the group and the Croatian team played the mediation, which also managed to score five goals, in a new demonstration of offensive power.
Despite having dominance and having important scoring chances, again the lack of forcefulness in their own area played a trick on the Spanish team, where in the last ten minutes, from 80 to 90, they completely lost control of the ball and Croatia went from 3-1 against 3-3 and with the extra 30 minutes to play. Everything changed in this final stretch, where the combined Luis Enrique He was not able to have the possession to make the field great and everything evened out. Despite the serious mistake of Unai Simon At the beginning of the game, which put the score against, the Basque goalkeeper was essential later for the comeback, with great saves and again with personality to continue receiving the ball and generate advantages in the exit of the same.
Again, the center of the Spanish field was differential, with Busquets at the base and Koke next to Pedri of interiors, which dominated Modric, Brozovic and Kovacic, something not simple. Sarabia, Azpilicueta, Ferrán Torres, Álvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzábal were the Spanish scorers, while for Croatia They were Unai Simon, on your own doorstep, Mislav Orsic and Mario Pasalic.
The entrance of Mislav orsic and of Before Budimir gave presence in the rival area to Croatia, which also saw how Spain He was overtaken by the stage and gave up the ball from minute 80 and is not a team built to defend in its own area. It could be seen how the income of goals went like a sugar, something that he managed brilliantly in extra time with 3-5, with a great Pedri in the extra time of the game.
The return of Sergio Busquets has been noted and next to Pedri and Koke are fixed in the schema Luis Enrique. With a midfield that is shown as the best line of the team, the Asturian coach has worked a game system based on high and aggressive pressure after the loss of the ball, with his immovable 4-3-3 drawing, which allow you to steal up and generate chances. It is necessary to have the ball and with it subdue the rival, before a Swiss that gave the great surprise so far this Euro 2021.
The Helvetians came back, against all odds, a 3-1 against France, which they tied at three goals and eliminated in the penalty shoot-out, where Mbappe he missed the decisive penalty. Switzerland, with 1-0 in their favor, missed a penalty to establish the 2-0, where the French goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, guessed the intention of Ricardo Rodríguez in the launch from eleven meters.
That moment turned out to be a hinge in the crash, since in just 10 minutes it was Karim Benzema, doubly, who turned the game around and put up France by 2-1. With the great goal of Pogba, which meant 3-1, everything seemed seen for sentence, but a tremendous reaction from the Swiss team allowed them to equalize, with goals from Seferovic and of Gavranovic.
In the extra time the game could not be uneven, so it was decided in the penalty shootout. They shot up to nine successfully, but failed to hit Mbappe with all the pressure on her shoulders and the world champion and finalist of the Euro 2016 He was out-. Now, Spain and Switzerland face off at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, owned by the Zenith, on Russia.
When do you play Spain – Switzerland?
The game is played today, friday 2 july, at 18.00 hours
Where to see the Spain -Switzerland?
The encounter can be seen by Telecinco and by Mitele.es, dials Mediaset. You can also follow it by ZDF, channel of Movistar Astra. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.