The Biggest Upsets in the Euro 2020: Switzerland beat world champions France
Switzerland defeated world champions France during a penalty shootout. The Swiss team will play within the quarterfinals for the first time in 60 years
The biggest problem of the Euro Cup thus far was seen on Monday. World No. 16 Switzerland beat world champions France 5-4 during a penalty shootout. The team has reached the quarter-finals of the Euro Cup for the first time in its 60-year history. After the final score was tied at 3-3, the match reached the shootout.
All five Swiss players scored on penalties. At the same time, France’s star striker Claim Mbappe missed the ultimate penalty. Swiss goalkeeper Sommer saved the penalty and made the team to the quarter-finals. Switzerland will face Spain within the quarter-finals.
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— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 29, 2021
The match, played in Bucharest, saw many magical moments. The Swiss team was leading 1-0 at halftime. Seferovich scored within the 15th minute of the match. then, the French team scored subsequent 2 goals within the last half. France’s star striker Karim Benzema scored two goals within the 57th and 59th minutes to level the score at 2-1.
After that, French midfielder Paul Pogba scored an excellent goal within the 75th minute to offer his team a 3-1 lead over Switzerland. Given France’s strong defense, it looked as if the French team would easily win the match. Then, within the 81st minute, Seferovich scored his own and Switzerland’s second goal.
Switzerland scored 2 goals within the last 10 minutes, then within the last ie 90th minute, Switzerland’s Gavranovic leveled the score 3-3 with an excellent goal. during this way, the match was drawn till the ultimate time and reached the additional time. Both the teams couldn’t score any goal in half-hour of additional time. A penalty shootout was then wont to break the tie.
The Swiss team created history after the 1954 World Cup, that is, after 67 years, it’ll be the primary time that the Swiss team will play within the quarter-finals of a serious tournament (World Cup / Euro Cup). At an equivalent time, this is often the primary time since 1938 that he has won a knockout match of a tournament.
The Swiss team won the penalty shootout for the primary time, Switzerland had played 4 competitive penalty shootouts thus far. The team was defeated in three and won this match. In 2016 too, Poland defeated Switzerland during a penalty shootout within the round of 16 of the Euro Cup.
At the same time, France has played 7 competitive penalty shootouts. Out of this, the team won 3 and lost in 3. France has played penalty shootouts only twice within the Euro Cup. Both these matches were played in 1996. Then France won 1 match. Also, the team had lost in 1 match.