Switzerland stunned world champions France 5-4 on penalties to enter quarterfinals last night. Switzerland’s Yann Sommer saved France striker Kylian Mbappe’s spot kick to secure a 5-4 penalty shootout win following a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra time. In the quarter-finals, Switzerland will meet Spain.
Switzerland converted all five of their penalties before Yann Sommer dived to his right to turn away Mbappe’s kick, as the Swiss won a major tournament knockout tie for first time in 83 years. In another match, Spain claimed a remarkable 5-3 victory over Croatia after extra time and make it to the quarter-finals.
Spain also set a new Euro record as they became the first team to score 5 goals in successive matches in the competition. The three-time European champions will now face Switzerland on July 2.
Belgium will take on Italy and Czech Republic will lock horn with Denmark in the quarterfinals on July 3.