Euro 2020: Switzerland Stun France On Penalties To Reach Quarter-finals

Kylian Mbappe missed the deciding kick as Switzerland pulled off the shock of the tournament to beat France on penalties in the Euro 2020 last 16 after a six-goal thriller.

The Swiss won having been seconds away from elimination during 90 minutes.

They will face Spain in the last eight after progressing from a major tournament knockout game for the first time since 1938.

Haris Seferovic headed the Swiss ahead and they had a penalty saved that could have made it 2-0 before Karim Benzema scored twice and Paul Pogba put France 3-1 up with a screamer.

Seferovic headed in his second goal of the game for Switzerland and substitute Mario Gavranovic fired home a last-minute equaliser to send the game to extra time.

Mbappe missed a couple of big chances for the world champions in extra time and Olivier Giroud had a header saved in the final minute.

Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe was the only player to fail to score in the shootout, after an excellent Yann Sommer save.

Switzerland play Spain, who also came through a thriller – 5-3 after extra time against Croatia – in the quarter-final in St Petersburg on Friday.