Spain Beat Croatia 5-3 To Reach Euro 2020 Quarter-Finals

Spain reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 on Monday after an epic 5-3 extra-time win over Croatia which sets up a potential mouth-watering clash with Switzerland.

Spain had looked to be cruising into the quarter-finals at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen thanks to goals from Pablo Sarabia, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ferran Torres which had put Luis Enrique’s side 3-1 ahead with 13 minutes remaining in normal time.

However, substitute Mislav Orsic pulled one back following a chaotic goalmouth scramble in the 85th minute and then supplied the cross from which Mario Pasalic headed Croatia level in the second minute of stoppage time to take the match to the additional half-hour.

Spain eventually prevailed after some scares in a thrilling contest with a fine finish from under-fire forward Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal’s breakaway strike giving Luis Enrique’s side the win their overall play deserved.

Spain had not won a major tournament knockout match since thrashing Italy in the Euro 2012 final but progress to a showdown with Switzerland on Friday that is set to be played in Saint Petersburg despite concerns about increasing coronavirus cases in Russia.

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