Spain celebrating a win over Switzerland.

Spain is moving on at Euro 2020, but only after a lot of drama. The Spanish team faced Switzerland in the quarterfinals Friday, and while they got off to a good start with an eighth-minute own goal following a deflection on a Jordi Alba shot, Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri equalized in the 68th. Following a77th-minute red card to Switzerland’s Remo Freuler, there was no further scoring in regulation time or extra time (despite Spain outshooting Switzerland 27-10 on the day and holding 66 percent of the possession). That didn’t mean there weren’t chances, though, including this 101st-minute face-first save on Spanish striker Gerard Moreno from Swiss keeper Yann Sommer:

And the shootout featured its own drama, including Sommer making a stop on Spanish winger Rodri:

Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets also drilled a penalty off the post:

But Switzerland only scored on one penalty of their own. And Spanish striker Mikel Oyarzabal scored his team’s third penalty goal on their fifth chance, giving them the victory:

Spain will now move on to the semifinals Tuesday, where they’ll face the winner of the Belgium/Italy match.

[ESPN; screencap via ESPNFC on Twitter]


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