Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer saved Kylian Mbappe’s penalty in a penalty shootout to knock France out of the European Championship.
The world champions came into the tournament as favorites but failed to hit the heights of their game in Russia and suffered an early shock exit at the hands of Switzerland.
's strong header gave
the first-half lead in a game that
did not have anything to say.
sent out a beautiful ball, Seferovic rose in the center of the box and sent the ball into the back of the net with a header into the bottom left where
had no chance of saving it.
made a much-needed change to France at half-time, sending
in instead of
Things could have gotten worse for the World Cup champions when the referee awarded a penalty to Switzerland after
faced a sliding challenge from
in the box which caught him instead of the ball.
failed to convert his penalty and the result remained the same untilReal Madrid
found the equalizer just two minutes later when
plays a pass into Benzema, who did a magical first touch before lifting the ball past
Benzema and France turned things completely around in a matter of minutes.
nodded in on the goal line from an
scored the third goal with a fantastic curling effort into the top right corner from outside the box to double the lead for Les Blues.
However, that was not the end of the story as
completed his brace with another header before
came off the bench to score and send the game to extra time.
The Swiss held on until Mbappe's poor penalty in the penalty shootout gave them the victory.
will take on
in the quarter-finals, who defeated
5-3 in extra time earlier in the day.
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