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Euro 2020: Switzerland vs Spain Preview



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Euro 2020: Switzerland vs Spain Preview

After shocking World Cup champions France, Switzerland will be looking to extend their stay at Euro 2020 when they come up against Spain tonight in St Petersburg at 5pm.

Both teams endured very entertaining last 16 ties, which saw 14 goals scored in both games combined. Spain conceded a last minute equalizer which tied the match at 3-3, while Switzerland scored in the last minute to also make it 3-3 and take it to extra time. However Spain scored two goals in extra time to see them through to the quarter-finals, while Switzerland had to go through a grueling penalty shootout, which saw Mbappe miss the deciding penalty and send the Swiss through.

Switzerland will be without suspended captain Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal midfielder picked up a yellow card, in his man of the match performance against France.


Switzerland predicted XI: Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Freuler, Zakaria, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic

Spain predicted XI: Simon; Azpilicueta, Garcia, Laporte, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata,  Torres


Match Facts


  • Spain have lost just one of their last 22 matches against Switzerland, winning 16 and drawing 5. The defeat came at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
  • This is the first time the two nations will meet at a European Championship.



  • Switzerland have reached the quarter-finals of a major tournament on only three other occasions, with the last time being in 1954.
  • The Swiss have scored three goals in each of their last two matches, after failing to score more then twice in any of their first 15 matches in the European Championships.



  • Spain became the first nation in the history of the European Championships to score five goals in back to back matches.
  • Spanish winger Ferran Torres has been involved in eight goals in his last nine appearances for his country.


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