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Spain (P) ESP (P) Zakaria (OG 8')
European Championship Quarter-finals
Jul 2, 2021 KO: 16:00

Switzerland - Spain

Gazprom Arena Sankt-Petersburg
Referee: Michael Oliver
  8' Zakaria (OG)
Shaqiri 68'  

Match preview

Garcia or Torres? - How Spain could line up against Switzerland

Luis Enrique's side were involved in one of the games of the tournament so far against Croatia

Spain head coach Luis Enrique must decide on whether to name an unchanged starting XI for the Euro 2020 knockout clash versus Switzerland.

La Roja have found their rhythm over the past two matches in the tournament, scoring no less than 10 goals versus Slovakia and then Croatia.

Although they conceded three versus Croatia, Enrique may stick with the same back four against the Swiss apart from one change.

Unai Simon will keep his place despite his horrendous mistake in the previous match which gave Croatia the lead, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte and Jordi Alba in front.

Jose Gaya started the last match versus Croatia but Alba will likely be brought back in.

Spain's upturn in performance has coincided with Sergio Busquets' return to the starting XI following his positive Covid test, so the Barcelona star will again feature in the deepest role of the midfield three, probably with Pedri and Koke on either side.

Barcelona wonderkid Pedri is earning rave reviews for his performances at the Euros so far.

Alvaro Morata silenced some of his critics with a spectacular volleyed finish against Croatia so he will keep his place with Ferran Torres and Pablo Sarabia in support in the wing roles.

The likes of Gerard Moreno, Fabian Ruiz and Thiago will have to settle for a place on the bench again.

Spain starting XI versus Switzerland

SPA - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
6.9
  Home  
8.0
6.6
  Away  
7.0
6.7
  Total  
7.6

Match statistics

Switzerland
Statistics
Spain
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
10
Draws
4
9
Losses
6
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
40
48
Goals Per Game
2.00
2.40
More > 2.5 Goals
12
9
More > 3 Goals
7
8
Scored First in a Match
14
12
Scored Both Halves
8
8
Won More > 1 Goal
5
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
26
12
Did Not Score
3
4
Both Teams Scored
13
9
Kept Clean Sheet
4
10
Won Without Conceding
4
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
706
968
Possession
54
73
Passes
518
795
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
18
Shots on Target
5.80
7.13
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.14
Crosses
22
25
Offsides
3.64
2.14
Penalties
0.00
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
13
5.87
Interceptions
12
8.25
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
13
13
Total Shots Conceded
13
5.00
Shots on Target Conceded
3.87
2.92
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.18
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
9.75
Yellow Cards
1.55
0.80
Red Cards
0.00
0.00