Switzerland SUI
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Shaqiri 67',Freuler 76'
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Zakaria 7' (pp)
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Spain 1-1 Switzerland (1-3 penalties) summary: score, goals, highlights, Euro 2020

Rob Train

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Spain 1-1 Switzerland (1-3 penalties) summary: score, goals, highlights, Euro 2020

Switzerland 1(1)-1(3) Spain: as it happened

Thanks for joining us for the first quarter-final! Spain are through to their fifth European Championship semi-final and will play either Italy or Belgium for a place in the final!

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And he scores! Spain are through to the semi-finals! What a game that turned out to be!

Oyarzabal to send Spain into the semis...

Vargas, pressure on now... misses! Hammered over the bar! 2-1 Spain!

Gerard Moreno now... he likes a penalty. Bang! Into the corner. 2-1 Spain!

Akanji for Switzerland... saved! Simón goes the same way and makes the stop! 1-1 it remains...

Rodri up next for Spain... saved by Sommer! Incredible! 1-1 it remains. 

Schär... saved by Simón! 1-1 it remains!

Dani Olmo makes the long walk from the halfway line... and scores! Into the roof of the net, calm as you like. Spain 1-1 Switzerland.

Gavaranovic... scores! 1-0 Switzerland!

Sergio Busquets makes the captain's move and steps up for the first... and misses! Off the post!

It's worth noting at this stage that Spain have failed to score any of their last five penalties.

120+1

The whistle goes and penalties will decide the first quarter-final of Euro 2020!

120+1

Rodri! The City midfielder heads over from Llorente's cross and that is surely it!

120

One minute added. One minute for Switzerland to hang on!

119

Switzerland manage to push the board back again and time is running out for Spain.

117

Moreno again, Sommer again. There is no getting past the Gladbach stopper!

115

Sow buys his side a yard and heads straight for the corner flag, winning a throw.

114

Switzerland somehow manage to keep a string of efforts from bothering Sommer before the keeper smothers a Busquets header to keep his side afloat.

113

A goal kick for Switzerland, and a few more seconds of respite.

112

Pau Torres makes way for Thiago.

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Olmo! A fine Spain move opens the door for the winger whose shot is decent but not nearly inspired enough to get past the redoubtable Sommer.

110

Llorente! Spain thought that was the one but Rodríguez hurls himself at the effort and makes the block!

108

A Swiss break is cheered by the crowd as Mbabu charges down the right but he overdoes it and the ball rolls out for a goal kick.

107

Switzerland awarded a foul and Sommer will take as long as he can to put this one back into play.

106

Underway again! Spain straight on to the front foot. They are not keen on the idea of penalties.

105+1

And there's the bell! Spain won that round but the Swiss only have to keep standing for another 15 and you really wouldn't want to be going up against Sommer from the spot in this form.

105

An Alba cross is blocked for a throw and the ref adds a minute to Spain's siege.

104

Switzerland have managed to push Spain back from the edge of the area, which about the best they can hope for at the moment.

102

Another wonderful save from Sommer to deny Olmo! He's absolutely superhuman at the moment!

102

A foul on Mbabu buys Switzerland some valuable breathing space.

101

Another Spain corner, the Swiss just weathering the storm now.

100

Sommer again! What a save at point blank range to deny Moreno!

99

Changes for Switzerland as Schär and Kevin Mbabu come on for Zakaria and Widmer.

98

The pressure from Spain is incredible at the moment and La Roja win a corner.

97

Spain pull off a training groud routine and Pau Torres flicks the ball into the gloves of the extremely busy Sommer.

96

Olmo! Almost a carbon copy of the own goal as the winger's effort takes a huge deflection but fortunately for Sommer this one is wide of the post.

95

Sommer! What a save to deny Alba, and whata tournament the Gladback keeper is having.

94

Switzerland try to break out though Vargas but a ball over the top towards the Augsburg forward is too heavy and pops out on the far side.

93

Spain try to wriggle through a wall fo red shirts and Swizerland are feeling the pinch of 10 vs 11 in the opening exchanges of extra time.

93

Moreno! Alba tees up a half-goal cross and the Villarreal striker has the goal at his mercy but hammers wide from a few yards out!

92

A lovely ball from Busquets almost put Llorente in but a good covering tackle denies the Atleti player.

91

Here we go! Switzerland get the ball rolling in extra time!

90+4

And there's the whistle! To extra time we go!

90+3

Llorente drives into the area to attack a cross and is pulled up for a foul.

90+2

Laporte into the book for clattering into Gavranovic.

90+2

Christian Fassnacht on for Switzerland.

90+1

Koke heads off, Marcos Llorente on for Spain.

90

Four minutes added!

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A nice ball from Koke only needs a nick but it's straight into the paws of Sommer.

88

Rodríguez bombs forward on another Swiss break but Spain recover this time to snuff out the danger.

86

Alba is down clutching his back after a collision with Gavranovic and the Barça man is canny enough to take his time here.

85

Laporte has a crack but his effort hits a defender and bounces kindly for Sommer.

83

Moreno! Spain ping it about on the edge of the area and it falls for the Villarreal man, whose shot is easy enough for Sommer to deal with.

81

Double change for Switzerland, Sow on for Shaqiri and Gavranovic on for Seferovic.

80

Mario Gavranovic has proven useful in these situations...

80

What is running through Petkovic's mind? Chase the win in the final 10 minutes or cling on for 40 and take it to penalties? 

78

Moreno, who has recovered from that assault, nods wide from the resulting free kick and hobbles away.

76

Freuler, stright red! Switzerland down to 10 for the final 15 minutes after the Atalanta midfielder takes out Moreno with a vicious challenge, studs up into the ankle. Even the Swiss aren't making too much fuss over that decision.

74

Let-off for Switzerland! Moreno plays Azpilicueta in with a lovely ball and the Chelsea defender sends it rasping across the area but there's nobody there to attack the ball!

72

Switzerland come agan and only a fortunate bounce prevents Rodríguez from having a crack. Spain on the back foot all of a sudden and the Swiss are looking the more dangerous of the sides.

A defensive mix-up sees the ball ricochet to Freuler, who squares for Mr Big Tournament Shaqiri to stroke the ball past Simón!

67

Gooooooooooooool! Shaqiri!

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Widmer earns the first caution of the game for going through the back of Busquets.

63

Simón! Switzerland break and Vargas plays in Steven Zuber, whose effort at the near post is saved acrobatically by the Athletic keeper.

62

Spin win a corner as Vargas blocks Olmo's attempted cross.

60

The hour mark is reached and we've still only had one shot on goal, Alba's deflected strike for Spain's opener.

58

Torres! It's lifted in by Busquets and the City winger controls beautifully but sees his effort blocked by Seferovic.

57

Spain win a free about 40 yards out as Seferovic floors Laporte.

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Zakaria! The Mönchengladbach midfielder rises above the defence and misses the far post by a whisker as he guides a header in. Close for Switzerland!

54

Switzerland are applying pressure now and win successive corners on the left.

53

Another change for Spain as Morata makes way for Gerard Moreno.

51

Shaqiri! Another corner for Switzerland and the Liverpool winger tries to surprise Simón at the near post but his effort thuds into the side netting.

50

Olmo twists and turns and sends in an inviting cross for Koke but the Atleti man is forced to head the ball while falling backwards and the effort pings harmlessly wide.

48

A decent Torres ball lands for Morata in the area but he can't get it out from under his feet and Switzerland clear.

47

Dani Olmo, who has come on at half time we assume for Sarabia, gets a shot in and forces Sommer into a save but the flag is up for offside anyway.

46

We're back underway in Saint Petersburg!

The possession stats also suggest the Swiss are going to have a hard time putting Simón under too much pressure without a few more of those early, incisive breaks: 70.7 percent of the pig skin for Spain in the first 45.

An indicator of how much time the ball is spending in Spains' midfield: there was only one shot on target in the first half, the deflected goal.

45+1

And that is the half! Spain go into the break with a 1-0 lead but neither side have really imposed themselves on the game yet and it's all poised nicely for the second period.

45

Just the one minute of additional time.

44

Switzerland are trying to find an outlet for a final attack of the 45 but Spain's pressure is keeping them pinned back. A free kick just inside the Swiss half is lobbed forward to Seferovic but his attempt to hook a cross over his head lands in Simón's gloves.

43

Spain are content at the moment just to play keep ball until the half.

40

A fortunate rub of the green for Spain as Switzerland have a very decent looking penalty shout cancelled out by an offside in the build-up near the halfway line.

38

Shaqiri delivers again, looking for the head of Akanji, but Widmer arrives at the far post behind the Dortmund man and nods wide under pressure. 

37

Another corner for Switzerland as Widmer's cross is cut out by Alba.

34

Shaqiri puts too much on this one though and it's out on the other side, shadowed by the watchful eye of Pau Torres.

33

Akanji! The Dortmund defender meets Shaqiri's corner and plants his head on it but he couldn't quite get over it enough to keep it down. Another corner for the Swiss now though...

32

A great run from Torres, who slips the ball throught three Swiss defenders for Morata but the striker can't get to it.

31

Spain are very confortable now and stroking it about like it's 2010 among the back line and the midfield.

27

Sarabia is down again after a tangle with Rodríguez and the PSG man signals to the bench again. That might be the end of his afternoon.

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Corner for Spain and it's another decent chance as Azpilicueta sends a header goalward but Sommer is positioned perfectly to pluck it out of the air like a tin of beans.

22

And there's the change for Switzerland, Ruben Vargas on for the stricken Embolo.

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A decent interchange around the area gives Torres the chance to send in a cross but it's belted clear and Seferovic is almost in at the other end but Simón comes to claim.

19

Problems for Switzerland now with Embolo down clutching his thigh after a tangle with Pau Torres.

17

Koke! It's a decent strike from the Atleti midfielder but whistles over the top of Sommer's bar. He's still waiting for his first international goal is Koke, after 54 caps for Spain.

16

Free kick to Spain right on the edge of the box as Silvan Widmer trips Morata.

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Sarabia, who seems to have shaken off that earlier issue, pings in a cross and it's out for a corner.

13

Pedri gets back to lend a boot in defence as Remo Freuler looks to tee up Embolo on the edge of the area.

12

Throw to Switzerland deep in the Spain half but Laporte shows good anticipation to wallop the ball into the middle of next week.

9

That's a blow for the Swiss, but as we have seen they are no strangers to coming from behind when necessary.

8

Koke's corner clears the area and everything in it but drops to the Barça full back, who cracks a shot with his left peg and it's in off the unfortunate Zakaria!

7

Goooooooooooool! Jordi Alba!

7

Corner for Spain, first of the game.

5

Spain's press is making life difficult for the Swiss but the red shirts pour forward again on a quick break and that is something Luis Enrique must keep his eye on.

3

Oh, trouble for Spain early on as Sarabia signals to the bench. Dani Olmo is sent out to warm up.

2

An early warning from the Swiss as three break on three with Spain playing a high line but Shaqiri's shot is blocked.

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We're off! Spain get the ball rolling in Saint Petersburg!

And the Swiss line-up for this afternoon's action.

Here's a reminder of Spain's starting XI and bench

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Teams are in the tunnels, we're about to hear the anthems ring out across the Krestovsky Stadium.

The warm ups are over and we're only 10 minutes or so away from kick-off in Saint Petersburg!

Luis Enrique: "I'm ready for games like the one against Croatia if we have another – but I'm not sure if my family or the fans feel the same. We won't play long ball, defensive football even if playing the way we do brings wild matches. We only defend by trying to own the ball and play."

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Switzerland starting XI confirmed

Petkovic has named his starting XI, with Zakaria coming in for the suspended Xhaka and Seferovic getting the nod up front.

One for Spain fans to consider... according to UEFA, Spain have gone on to win the European Championship every time they have got past the quarter-finals. Their record though at this stage of the tournament is W3, L5.

Spain starting XI confirmed

As expected, Alba comes in at left back but otherwise Luis Enrique has stuck with his tried and tested for this afternoon's game.

Spain certainly hold the historical edge going into today's game: Switzerland haved only beaten La Roja once in 22 attempts (D5 L16), but that win was in the opening group game of the 2010 World Cup, so the Swiss have beaten Spain in tournament conditions. 

In the Nations League last year Spain won the home tie 1-0 before the sides played out a 1-1 draw in Basel that required a last-minute Gerard Moreno goal to earn Spain a point. 

Luis Enrique should have a full complement of players available today and is likely to stick with much the same line-up as in the Croatia game, although Jordi Alba can be expected to start at left bak in place of José Luis Gayà. Ferran Torres, who was excellent against Croatia, Álvaro Morata and Sarabia are likely to form the front line again.

After quiet starts to the tournament for both sides  - and some serious questioning of Luis Enrique's position as Spain boss - today's opponents have scored a total of 16 goals between them in their last four matches. Switzerland put three past three past Turkey to reach the last 16 and then repeated the trick against Les Bleus, while Spain thumped Slovakia 5-0 to ensure their place in the knock-out stages then put five past Croatia in a captivating last 16 encounter.

However, the Swiss will have to cope without their captain Granit Xhaka today after the Arsenal midfielder picked up a caution and a suspension against France. Sommer's club teammate Denis Zakaria will likely come into the midfield to replace Xhaka while Petkovic will have to make a decision up top between the hero of the France win, Mario Gavranovic, and regular striker Haris Seferovic.

Switzerland have already defied the odds at Euro 2020 by knocking world champions and pre-tournament favourites France out in the last 16 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in which Kylian Mbappé's spot kick was expertly saved by Borussia Mönchengladbach stopper Yann Sommer.

This is the first time the Swiss have been beyond the first knock-out stage of the European Championshp and Vladomir Petkovic guides his side to the last four it will be the country's first major tournament semi-final after quarter-final appearances at the 1934, 1938 and 1954 World Cup.

Switzerland vs Spain: welcome

Hello and welcome to AS English's live coverage of the Euro 2020 quarter-final between Switzerland and Spain from the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. Kick-off is at 18:00 CEST.

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