Trent Alexander-Arnold

England vs Switzerland Highlights: England eliminate Switzerland from Euro 2024

England have made it into the semifinal in two consecutive Euro editions after beating Switzerland through an exhausting 120-plus-minuted match. The Three Lions were conceded first when Breel Embolo stunned the England fans in the stadium. Luckily for England, Bukayo Saka scored an equaliser and forced the game into extra time, before sealing the semifinal spot through penalty shootouts.

England vs Switzerland Highlights

1′ – KICK OFF: Referee Daniele Orsato sets the game underway.

16′ – BLOCKED: Kobbie Mainoo’s first-time shot from 20 yards was blocked by Rodriguez.

44′ – CHANCE: Bukayo Saka provided threat for the Switzerland defenders by giving the ball to Mainoo but their effort was denied by Xhaka.

45′ – HALF TIME: England 0-0 Switzerland

52′ – SAVE: Jordan Pickford picked up Breel Embolo’s shot comfortably after striker deceived Ezri Konsa

57; – CHANCE: Konsa deflected a curled cross from Ricardo Rodriguez, preventing Embolo to create a danger in England’s box.

75′ – GOAL: Embolo finally found the back of the net to put Switzerland ahead, after several failed attempts.

80′ – GOAL: Saka equalised and restored the parity, striking the ball with a decent accuracy.

90+4′ – END OF 90 MINUTES: England 1-1 Switzerland.

95′ – SAVE: Jan Sommer denied Declan Rice’s hard low shot to keep the score line levelled.

120+1 – PROCEED TO PENALTIES

PENALTIES: England 5-3 Switzerland

  • GOAL: Cole Palmer
  • MISS: Manuel Akanji
  • GOAL: Jude Bellingham
  • GOAL: Fabian Schar
  • GOAL: Bukayo Saka
  • GOAL: Xherdan Shaqiri
  • GOAL: Ivan Toney
  • GOAL: Zeki Amdouni
  • GOAL: Trent Alexander-Arnold

Player of the Match: Bukayo Saka (England)

The Arsenal forward showed an outstanding performance during the 120+ minutes from normal time to extra time, including scoring in a shootout.

Key Moment

Bukayo Saka’s equaliser was crucial for England as they were so close from being eliminated from the Euro. The goal pushed the match into extra time which eventually won by England through the penalty shootout.

Key Stats

This is the first time England won a penalty shootout in Euro since 1996 against Spain, which was also in the quarter final.

Conclusion

England have gone two matches being trailed behind before scoring in the late minutes, forcing the game into extra time. In the semifinal, England will face the winner between Netherlands and Turkiye.

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