SUI vs SPN: Underdogs Switzerland will take on the mighty Spanish team at the Krestovsky Stadium in the Quarter Final of Euro 2020.
Switzerland last played favourites France in the Round of 16 stages. Haris Seferović provided a very early lead for Switzerland, causing tonnes of trouble to France. However, in the second half, a brace by Karim Benzema and a swirling beauty by Paul Pogba in the top right corner of the net had sealed the deal for France.
Regardless, fate had other plans for the 2018 World Cup winners. Seferović provided a late header to keep the hopes alive for his side and made it 3-2. Substitute Mario Gavranović scored a beauty in the bottom right corner and made it 3-3. The match headed towards the penalties after both the sides failed to score in extra time.
Yann Sommer’s brilliant save against Kylian Mbappé’s penalty helped Switzerland secure a 4-5 win in the penalty shoot-out and knocked France out of the competition.
Spain was too involved in an overall dramatic encounter. They matched up against Croatia in the knockout final. Pedri’s own goal had given Croatia a lucky lead. However, Spain came back strong with three goals and made it 3-1. Croatia didn’t seem to give up the match as goals in the 85th minute followed by an equaliser in 90+2 minute caused Nightmares for Spain’s future in the competition.
In extra time, Álvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal made it seem too easy as they scored a goal each helping Spain qualify for the Quarter Finals.
Match: Switzerland vs Spain
Date & Time: 2nd July 2021, 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium, Russia
SUI vs SPN Head-to-Head
In 21 meetings, Spain has emphatically dominated Switzerland and won 16 games. The latter are with a stand-alone win as five games ended in a draw.
Their last encounter was back in November 2020 at the UEFA Nations League. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
SUI vs SPN Predicted Playing XI
Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Kevin Mbabu, Silvan Widmer, Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler, Steven Zuber, Xherdan Shaqiri, Mario Gavranovic, Haris Seferovic, Yann Sommer(GK)
Cesar Azpilicueta, Aymeric Laporte, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Pedro Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Koke, Pablo Sarabia, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres, Unai Simon(GK)
SUI vs SPN Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Yann Sommer
Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, Aymeric Laporte, Kevin Mbabu
Midfielders: Pablo Sarabia (captain), Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Sergio Busquets
Strikers: Haris Seferovic, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres(vice-captain)