SURPRISE: SWITZERLAND IN FRANCE OUT
I was over my head for 24 hours when I posted yesterday, there was no big surprise. I guess time loves
challenge. Guess who's the winner? I will let you figure it out if you are still thinking. We had two great matches today. Spain took care of business and Croatia tried but not enough to turn back the time.
This is the beauty with this sport, you think with your head, you score beautiful goals with your foot.
You run like crazy, you got tired and you run again till your time comes to score.
The first goal of the match is the part I wish they change in Football. No reverse pass to your goalkeeper. Absorb the pressure and jump to the offensive train. I know it will be a surprising journey cause all four teams score more than three goals today. 14 goals in one day from two matches. This is high class Football in the making. Spain did what it suppose to do by scoring two more goals in extra time to meet the winner of the next match of the day.
France is the favorite to win this Euro2020. First half it was a blackout since they did not score and Swiss was leading with a header and from there you can feel the air was sucked out of the building.
Sometimes in a match you can your opponent will lay down the match for you to win it all. That is not the case for France. They fought hard to come back but they did not contain the Swiss come back.
All 6 goals are really classy except Benzema second goal that looks like a hand over from Griezmann. Truthfully I thought France will advance after Pogba's goal. It was delightful and well kick with a stir to the right. I guess this goal messed up the game for the French. Swiss took over till penalty where Mbappe fell short of faking the goalkeeper. I guess where experience is lacking the Swiss advance.
It was high octane matches today. Crazy run mix with prowess you see intermittently. I hope the surprises of today stay today. At the same time it is hard to put light in the eyes of the game tomorrow.
No more France vs Spain, so It will be a match worth watching on Friday. This will be a big blip for the blue missing this golden opportunity to add more silver to their names.
I do not know who will play in the Olympics next month and next year World Cup. A reflection already starts and find the issue for one of the best team loss after a great achievement.
England vs Germany have to be epic. We cannot ask for less after today. Sweden vs Ukraine will entertain many. Most will bring their focus for England vs Germany. So many rich history behind these countries. Europe the birth of Football never ceases to carry this sport higher.
Have you find your golden match yet ? I think there will be more great meetings down the line.