Cesar Azpilicueta and Ferran Torres were both on target as Spain reached the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2020 with a thrilling 5-3 victory over Croatia.
Chelsea defender Azpilicueta headed in from Torres' cross to put his side 2-1 in front, scoring his first international goal, and Manchester City winger Torres then appeared to have made the match safe on 77 minutes.
'When I say Azpi you say ___' #Euro2020 | #ESP pic.twitter.com/03tavyHJgF— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 28, 2021
However, Croatia struck twice in the last five minutes to make it 3-3 and force extra time.
Former Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata restored Spain’s lead with a superb strike before Luis Enrique’s side, also featuring Man City's Aymeric Laporte and Rodri, scored a fifth to secure their safe passage into the last eight.
𝙒𝙃𝘼𝙏 𝘼 𝙂𝘼𝙈𝙀— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 28, 2021
It ends #CRO 3-5 #ESP after going to extra time, sending Spain through to the quarter-finals! @FerranTorres20: Goal and assist, subbed off at 88'@Laporte: Played the full game
Rodrigo: Subbed on at 101'
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/gvxDLAaVZH
Hugo Lloris saved from the spot and Paul Pogba scored one of the goals of the tournament but France were knocked out on penalties by Switzerland following a 3-3 draw after extra-time.
With his side trailing 1-0 in normal time, Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Lloris saved Ricardo Rodriguez's penalty to keep France in the match.
Les Bleus then went 3-1 up through Karim Benzema's quickfire double and a curling shot into the top corner by Manchester United midfielder Pogba.
Colossal.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 28, 2021
Congratulations, Granit - past France and into the quarter-finals! 👏#SUI | #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/KZpzRWIEck
But Switzerland hit back with two goals in the last 10 minutes, including a 90th-minute equaliser set up by Arsenal's Granit Xhaka, who was voted man of the match.
A Switzerland side including Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri and Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar ran out 5-4 winners in the penalty shootout to set up a quarter-final meeting with Spain.