Kylian Mbappe missed the decisive penalty in the shootout as France crashed out of Euro 2020 to Switzerland. The superstar was denied by a brilliant save by Yann Sommer to cap one of the most enthralling days at the Euros. Switzerland had taken a shock lead after Haris Seferovic headed home. they then missed the chance to go two goals ahead from the penalty spot when Hugo Lloris saved brilliantly.
Karim Benzema then turned the tie on its head scoring two goals in the space of two minutes before Paul Pogba scored a spectacular goal to put France two up. Seferovic halved the deficit with another header to ensure a tense finish to the game. Mario Gavranovic broke the hearts of France with a neat finish after being put through by Granit Xhaka. both sides were reluctant to attack in extra time and canceled each other out with Mbappe going on to miss the decisive penalty.
France: Lloris (7), Varane (5), Lenglet (5), Kimpembe (4), Pavard (5), Pogba (9), Kante (6), Rabiot (6), Griezmann (7), Benzema (8), Mbappe (6).
Subs: Coman (7), Giroud (6), Thuram (6), Sissoko (5)
Switzerland: Sommer (9), Elvedi (7), Akanji (7), Rodriguez (6), Widmer (6), Freuler (6), Xhaka (8), Zuber (7), Shaqiri (7), Embolo (7), Seferovic (8).
Subs: Mbabu (7), Mehmedi (6), Fassnacht (6), Gavranovic (9), Schar (7), Vargas (7).
Man of the match: Yann Sommer (Switzerland)
Gary Neville: “Kylian Mbappe has aspirations of being the greatest player in the world like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and this is a bump in the road for him. The next few weeks will be a massive test for him. He will come through it.”
Roy Keane: “This is why it’s the greatest game on the planet. France turned up with the wrong attitude against Switzerland. I am glad they have got punished for that. You can have all the quality in the world, but if you don’t turn up with the right attitude it’s hard to turn it back on.”