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Switzerland, led by midfielder Granit Xhaka, face Spain, led by striker Pedri, in the UEFA Euro 2020 quarter-finals at St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday July 2, 2021 (7/2/21).
Cable-free fans can watch the game for free with a trial of fuboTV or with an ESPN + subscription.
The winner of the match advances to the semi-final of the competition, where he will face the winner of Belgium and Italy.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: UEFA Euro 2020, Quarter-final
who: Switzerland vs Spain
When: Friday July 2, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Or: Saint Petersburg Stadium
TV: ESPN, TUDN
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Direct: fuboTV (free trial), ESPN +.
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Spain initially offered Croatia a goal against their bizarre side, then lost a 3-1 lead in the end. Alvaro Morata made sure it didn’t matter in the end.
Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal scored in extra time on Monday to give Spain a 5-3 victory over Croatia and a place in the European Championship quarter-finals after a very entertaining sawtooth game at Parken Stadium.
“I had some very intense matches as a player and manager, but this one really had a bit of everything,” said Spain manager Luis Enrique.
It was the second most significant game in European Championship history, behind Yugoslavia’s 5-4 victory over France in the opening game of the inaugural tournament in 1960.
And there were almost as many changes in momentum as there were goals.
After Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic equalized in added time to cap an unlikely late return, much-maligned Morata scored what turned out to be the winner in the 100th minute.
The Spain striker controlled a cross with a skillful touch, then sent an upward shot past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic for his second goal of the tournament.
Oyarzabal doubled the lead three minutes later, receiving a pass in the middle of the box and fending off a defender before scoring.
Morata had received a torrent of online abuse – including death threats – after a series of hiccups during the group stage. But his fierce arrival from a tight angle proved decisive on Monday.
“I don’t think there is a coach in the world who wouldn’t admire a player like Morata,” said Luis Enrique. âHe dominates in the air, he scores goals, he is physically powerful. He’s a striker we should really appreciate.
Spain had been eliminated in the round of 16 in their two previous tournaments but scored five goals for a second straight game after a slow start with two draws. The Spaniards face Switzerland in the quarter-finals on Friday in St. Petersburg. The Swiss beat World Cup champions France on penalties after also trailing 3-1 in the dying minutes.
Croatia scored three goals for a second game in a row, but failed to replicate their feat of reaching the World Cup final in 2018.
“At the start of extra time we had them on the ropes but we failed to score on two good occasions,” said Croatia captain Luka Modric. âThen the game changed and we didn’t have the strength to come back. “
Not a second time anyway.
Spain led 3-1 in the 85th minute, but Mislav Orsic fell back after a scramble in the mouth and Pasalic equalized with a header in added time.
Spain had dominated the opening 20 minutes, but goalkeeper Unai Simon was responsible for his side’s early deficit after a huge blunder when he failed to control a long back pass. The ball bounced off Simon’s foot and sank into the net behind him.
“We know it’s football and these things happen,” Spain captain Sergio Busquets said. âThe most important thing is to get up and show a strong mentality. And I think Unai and the whole team did it today.
Spain quickly recovered and Pablo Sarabia equalized in the 38th. Right-back Cesar Azpilicueta then made it 2-1 with a header in the 57th and Ferran Torres doubled the lead when he completed a quick counterattack with a low shot past Livakovic in the 77th.
It looked like Spain was heading for an easy victory before Croatia fought back.
âMy boy, we must have suffered there,â Azpilicueta said. “It wasn’t great to be scored twice late in regulation time, but we were the best team in overtime and we deserve to qualify.”
Croatia’s late push allowed Morata and Simon to redeem themselves.
The goalkeeper made a crucial save to outsmart Andrej Kramaric at the start of extra time, then stood up and punched in the air in celebration.
“I think when we missed that opportunity at 3-3 in extra time that was the determining factor,” said Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic. “I think if we had scored a goal it would have been completely different.”
Simon also made a big save at 3-2 when he came down quickly to make a one-handed save on Josko Gvardiol’s shot just outside the box.
âWe have total confidence in (Simon),â said Busquets. “He was unlucky with that own goal but Unai has a very laid back mentality. He’s very ambitious at the same time and I think he showed it with his reaction and with the saves he made. has achieved.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)