The Spanish team ended up beating a Switzerland in the penalty shoot-out that lasted more than 100 minutes without conceding a goal despite the constant attacks of the Hispanic team. The match that Yann Sommer completed is, without any doubt, one of the best individual performances of the tournament so far. At this point we already know who will be our rival in the semifinals. Roberto Mancini’s Italy.
The Italian team went from being one more to becoming a candidate to win everything in this same group stage. Many experts analyzed the possibility that the Italians could continue their extraordinary streak of undefeated matches and empty goals, but it has been the beautiful football they have played and shown the world in the first matches that have made it what by now surely it is. the favorite to win the Eurocup.
With the exception of the extension and clearly conditioned by the expulsion of Freuler, unlike what happened in the other four games, Spain had a significant lack of creativity in the final meters. No matter how hard that draw against Sweden was, it must be admitted that the team generated enough chances to win the game comfortably, because yesterday that did not happen. Luis Enrique tried to turn the situation around with some substitutions that, far from improving what was in the field, slowed down the circulation and did not refine the aim at all.
Gerard Moreno was denied face to door. It reminded us of his first season at Villarreal when the ball seemed like it didn’t want to go in. Thiago’s entry for extra time slowed the pace of the Spanish combinations in the front of the area, Dani Olmo made his worst game with the red shirt, Oyarzbal was quite weak in the final meters and Rodri entered the field with the sole objective of shooting the penalty and could not execute it worse. Let’s say that Luis Enrique did not make the changes.