Arsenal star Granit Xhaka has produced standout performer in Switzerland’s thrilling Euro 2020 last-16 clash against France on Monday evening.
The 28-year-old midfielder, who is subject interest from AS Roma, delivered a man of the display as Swiss dumped France out of Euro 2020 on penalties after Kylian Mbappe saw his sudden death spot-kick saved.
Despite Didier Deschamps’s men made perfect start to the game, it was Switzerland who taken a lead as Haris Seferovic opened the scoring in the 15th minute.
The Swiss striker converted Zuber wonderful cross by rises highest in the centre, miles over Lenglet, and plants an unstoppable downwards header into the bottom left.
Switzerland have another opportunities to extend their lead through spot-kick but Rodriguez, powerful strike was save by Lloris.
Karim Benzema then level it for France, after Kylian Mbappe slips a ball down the inside right channel for Real Madrid star, who somehow controls it with his heel, dragging it in front of him, over Sommer, and into the net.
Two minutes later Benzema put his side ahead through header after Griezmann dinks a cross to the far post.
Paul Pogba, then made it 3-1 with a sensational goal in 75 minutes of the game.
Haris Seferovic, scored another unstoppable header past Lloris in the 82 minutes.
Granit Xhaka, then delivered excellent pass to Mario Gavranovic, who turns Kimpembe on the edge of the box firing into the bottom left to made 3-3.
The heading into extra time and despite France have couple of chances they unable to broken the deadlock to bring penalty shoot-out to Euro 2020 for the first time.
Switzerland scored their first penalty before Pogba responded with a postage stamp effort.
Both sides retained a 100 percent record from the spot until the fifth penalties with only Lloris managing to get a hand on any of the eight strikes.
Switzerland scored their fifth, putting an entire nation’s hopes on the shoulders of Mbappe to do the same.
Unfortunately, every shoot-out has a villain and on this occasion, Mbappe saw his effort superbly saved by the diving Sommer as Switzerland completed one of the most dramatic upsets in European Championship history.