DHis world champion is out-what to do! Despite leading 3-1 in the game against Switzerland, the most popular French team failed in the exciting and turbulent round of 16 in the game on Monday night, and the Swiss team never gave up. The Swiss caught up to 3:3 (1:0) after overtime in regular time to save himself, winning 5:4 in the penalty shootout.
After Haris Seferovic scored for the Swiss team (15th minutes), Benzema (57th and 59th minutes) initially turned the situation around in a short time. Paul Pogba also scored from long distance (75th). But Seferovich (No. 81) and Mario Gavranovic (No. 90) once again forced Bucharest to postpone. Kylian Mbappé failed the last free throw of Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Equipe Tricolore must now watch the Allies participate in the quarter-finals of Europe or the World Cup for the first time since 1954 on Friday. Spain is waiting in St. Petersburg. From the former Hammer F group, following the defending champion Portugal and world champion France, only the German national team will play.
“Now everyone knows Switzerland”
“I am very proud of us and the whole team. The French are strong, but they also have a momentary arrogance. We said to ourselves that we will work hard to the end. It is incredible that we can do this now. Unbelievable. ,” said the free throw hero Summer. Captain Granit Zhaka said: “In the past 30 minutes, we are a better team. We want to end it before the penalty shoot-out. But we did it, we made history for Swiss football. Now everyone You all know Switzerland.”
On the other hand, the opponent was extremely disappointed: France’s Rafael Varane said after the final whistle: “Some things are not enough. Should, should not… Now the cabin will be very quiet.”
The 22,642 spectators in the arena created an EM atmosphere from the beginning-and it is said that there are no major corona concerns. According to official information, no new cases were registered in the Romanian capital on Sunday. At lunchtime on Monday, many Swiss and French people have already watched the second round in Bucharest’s Old Town.
After the Argentine Fernando Andres Rapallini kicked off, he was the first non-European player to lead the elimination round in EM, and the two teams initially watched each other. The French coach Didier Deschamps relied on a three-way chain. Bayern professional players Colentin Tolisso, Kingsley Koeman and Lucas Hernandez initially sat on the bench, and Jules Comte was injured. Against the Swiss, the system initially cooperated with Verve and often played through Kylian Mbappé, who was very greedy for his first tournament goal, but without any risk of scoring.
France is too harmless
Swiss national team coach Vladimir Petkovic trusted the 11 starting players who defeated Turkey 3-1 in the last group match-the national team went to Romania with confidence after the victory. The team is “ready to make history,” said Captain Granit Xhaka.
In the game, the Swiss put himself in the spotlight first and took the lead against the energetic Frenchman. After defensive center Clement Lenglet lost a decisive header matchup, former Frankfurt player Harris Seferovich (15th) scored a header in his 23rd international game Into the cross of the Frankfurt professional player Steven Zuber (Steven Zuber). Then Severovic almost ran to the other side of the field to the Swiss fan zone and triggered a loud “Hopp Schwiiz” call.
The French reaction was angry, but not accurate. Mbappé (No. 26) and Adrian Rabiot (No. 29) missed the Swiss team with two long-range shots in a few minutes. But then the world champion returned to the friendly game mode: no pressure, no ideas, no commitments. Therefore, the Swiss leads easily with a rock-solid game.
The French came back with a changed formation and Koman, but at first it was still very harmless. Then Bayern’s Benjamin Pavard fouled Zuber in the penalty area. The referee Laparini gave a penalty after the video evidence. But former Wolfsburg Ricardo Rodriguez (55th) failed to defeat French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
After that, everything went very fast: first, Benzema (57th) scored 1:1 on the Mbappé template, and after a beautiful short pass in the penalty area two minutes later, the header was also 2:1. There were only four minutes and three seconds between the missed Swiss penalty and Benzema’s fourth match goal.
However, the Swiss did not give up-even after Pogba’s dream goal with a 3-1 lead did not give up, which seems to be just reassuring to the French. Seferovic and Gavranovic saved the Confederate team in overtime and deservedly, and Benzema was replaced in advance. In the additional 30 minutes, Mbappé (110th) had a chance, but the scoring opportunities were still in short supply.