It’s finish ! The France team will not go further than the round of 16 at Euro 2021. Held in check by Switzerland which pushed it into extra time (3-3), France had to go through a session of fatal penalty shootout.
The world champions went through all the emotions in this match. Already led all the first half on a goal from Seferovic, the Blues returned from the locker room at half-time with better intentions.
Lloris stops a penalty
Even if the 2-0 goal did not go far. For a foul by Benjamin Pavard at the entrance to the area, a penalty was awarded to Switzerland, who already saw the opportunity to reach the quarter-finals. Patience, he will have to wait many more minutes.
Hugo Lloris, in check against Cristiano Ronaldo in the match against Portugal, this time released his best save to end nine years of scarcity in this area. The French goalkeeper remained on a series of sixteen goals conceded in this exercise but he defeated Rodriguez.
Galvanized by this stop, the Blues were finally ironed in front thanks to a double from Karim Benzema in two minutes. And Paul Pogba thought he had done the hardest part, with a super shot wound in the top corner allowing them to make the break (3-1).
Mbappé misses his shot on goal
But the Swiss struggled to come back, first by Seferovic then Gavranovic, who came into play shortly before the end of regulation time.
In extra time, the two teams created opportunities, the most dangerous for the French, but that was not enough and the penalty shootout was looming.
All the Swiss score, although Vargas’ shot was hit by Hugo Lloris. On the French side, Pogba, Giroud, Thuram and Kimpembé are present. But it is Kylian Mbappé who will miss the fifth and final shot, sealing the fate of France who left prematurely.
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