After pulling an upset against France and eliminating the finalists of UEFA Euro 2016, Switzerland showed glimpses of courage and made it to the quarter-finals.
On the other hand, Spain almost choked against a tough Croatian side, but they made it through the next round, thanks to Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal’s late goals.
Spain 3-1 Switzerland
Spain 1-1 Switzerland
After a heroic display of football, Switzerland almost killed themselves after Ricardo Rodriguez missed a penalty spot and a chance to go two goals above France.
However, France capitalized on their chances and scored three past Switzerland after a few moments. The Swiss team didn’t settle for a draw and went berserk on Les Bleu’s by equalizing just before the full-time whistle.
The match went into penalties, and PSG forward, Kylian Mbappe, was the only French player to miss the penalty.
Switzerland now faces former Barcelona’s side Spain in what seems to be a feisty encounter.
After drawing two initial games of the group stages, Spain has pulled back-to-back wins, scoring a total of 10 goals. Most fans are singing praises of the Barcelona veteran Sergio Busquets because his presence in the midfield has caused uproar and freedom in attack.
Luis Enrique and his men now face a stern test against a side that has eliminated the World Cup winners in the round of 16. What do you think are the chances of this Spanish side? Let us know in the comments.
Barring any injury or suspension news, Switzerland and Spain will be lining up like this:
Switzerland: Yann Sommer; Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Kevin Mbabu, Remo Freuler, Denis Zakaria, Steven Zuber; Xherdan Shaqiri; Haris Seferovic, Breel Embolo.
Spain: Unai Simon; Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba; Koke, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Pablo Sarabia.
It will be a close match, but our experts predict a victory for the Spanish side.
Our prediction: Spain 3-1 Switzerland
Luis Enrique’s new tactics have caused a spur in attack for Spain. With their main man in attack finding his form back, we’re very excited to see how Morata performs in the next game.
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