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Switzerland eliminated France on the penalties

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Switzerland eliminated France from Euro-2020 after a penalty shoot-out (5-4, after 3-3 at the end of 120 minutes). Seferovic was one of the great figures of the game, scoring two goals for the Swiss team in regular time.

The Benfica forward opened the scoring after 15 minutes, with a fulminating header after a cross from the left. France, who had entered a three-central scheme, corrected at half-time and staged the comeback, after Ricardo Rodríguez had squandered a flagrant opportunity to put the Swiss team to a 2-0 victory, by wasting a penalty on 55 minutes.

Benzema (57′ and 59′) scored twice, Pogba made it 3-1 on 75. It was thought that the order was restored, but Seferovic also scored twice (81′, again with a header) and Gavranovic would restore equality on top of the 90 minute.

In extra time, France still showed signs of superiority, but the fatigue weighed on the players’ legs and the decision went to the penalty shoot-out. Everyone scored, right down to the last one. It was Mbappé, so often the hero of the current world champions, who shot to the brilliant defense of Sommer, the hero in the Swiss goal.

Switzerland heads to the quarter-finals, where they will face Spain, next Friday, in St. Petersburg.

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