Euro 2020: Switzerland vs Spain Player ratings as Spain overcome a tough Swiss challenge in penalties

Check out the FirstSportz Switzerland vs Spain Player Ratings from the first quarter final tie of EURO 2020.

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Switzerland vs Spain Player Ratings

EURO 2020- SWITZERLAND PLAYER RATINGS

Yann Sommer- 8.5/10 – A wall in goal for the Swiss team and solely kept his side in the game making save after save, especially after they went doen to 10 men.

Manuel Akanji- 6.5/10 Played a very good role in the defense, fought till the end, but missed the penalty after Sommer had saved Rodri’s penalty.

Ricardo Rodriguez -7.5/10, Average performance, was more involved defensively but went forward on set piece occasions to make an impact on the game.

Steven Zuber- 6.5/10– Played out a decent game in midfield looking to hold onto the ball when ever they invited a bit more pressure from their opponents.

Yan Sommer was in inspired form for the Swiss
Yan Sommer was in inspired form for the Swiss

Denis Zakaria6/10 Cane in for the Swiss captain and was rather unfortunate to have been given the credit of Spain’s first goal which went in after a deflection.

Remo Freuler- 6/10 A mixed EURO 2020 match for the midfielder, after assisting Xherdan Shaqiri’s goal in the second half got himself sent off rather unluckily for a challenge on Moreno.

Silvan Widmer- 6.5/10 , Got himself booked in the second half of the match after a challenge on Busquets.

Xherdan Shaqiri- 8/10 – Turned saviour for his side scoring the equalizer and put in a real captains performance for the Swiss. Scored his third goal of EURO 2020 and took his tally to 8 goals in major tournaments.

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Shaqiri scored Switzerland’s equaliser

Breel Embolo- 5.5/10, An unlucky match for the exciting forward who had to be subbed off inside the first half due to an impact injury.

Haris Seferovic – 6/10 Did not have a good match, and lacked service played into him. Was out muscles by the likes of Laporta and Pau Torres.

Substitutes

Mbabu- 7.5/10

Gavranovic- 6.5/10

Vargas- 6.5/10

Fassnacht – 6.5/10

Sow- 6/10

Schar- 5.5/10

EURO 2020- SPAIN PLAYER RATINGS

Simón – 6.5/10– Was excellent when called upon and made his presence felt in the penalty shootout keeping out two strikes from the Swiss.

Azpilicueta- 7/10– Once again a shift at the back and was good in attack linking with Ferran Torres to mastermind most of Spain’s attacking moves.

Pau Torres – 7/10- His miscommunication with Laporte led to the Swiss equaliser and wasn’t really called upon much throughout the match.

Laporte – 8/10- His mistake in communication led to Shaqiri’s goal and was never really called upon much, as Spain had most of the possession.

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Jordi Alba scored his first goal

Alba- 7.5/10- ‘If you don’t buy the ticket, you never win the lottery’ – His shot from outside the box deflected off Zakaria’s foot and was the only goal for Spain for all their efforts.

Koke – 8/10– Another great display from the Atletico man who drove the Spanish team forward every time they had the ball.

Busquets – 8.5/10- Misses his penalty kick and put Spain under enormous amount of pressure. Across the 120 minutes played a decent match overall.

Pedri – 7.5/10- The diminutive midfielder had an excellent game and was arguably Spain’s best player on the pitch and the best player of EURO 2020 so far for Spain.

Mikel Oyarzabal scores from the final spot kick
Mikel Oyarzabal scores from the final spot kick

Sarabia – 8.5/10- An uninspiring perfomance from the winger and was subbed off by Enrique at the half time break.

Morata – 7/10- The striker linked up well with his attacking players but in a rather interesting move Enrique decided to take him off early into the second half.

Torres – 8/10– A constant threat in attack for the Spanish side he was one of the most lively players on the pitch.

SUBSTITUTES –

Oyarzabal- 7.5/10

Moreno- 6/10

Llorente- 6.5/10

Thiago- 6/10

Rodri- NA

Dani Olmo- 7/10

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