Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar has given his reaction, after Switzerland knocked France out of Euro 2020.

Yesterday was undoubtedly the best day of the tournament so far.

In the first game, Spain needed extra time to beat Croatia 5-3, and then France and Switzerland played out another absolute thriller.

Switzerland went ahead through Haris Seferovic.

Ricardo Rodriguez then missed a penalty, with France striker Karim Benzema then hitting two goals in two minutes to turn the game on its head.

Paul Pogba then scored a world-class goal, and it looked like the game was over.

France v Switzerland - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16
Switzerland (Photo by Marcio Machado/Getty Images)

But Seferovic pulled one back, before Mario Gavranovic equalised in the dying embers to take the game to extra-time.


The frenetic match would go to a penalty shootout, where Kylian Mbappe was the only player to miss.

£3 million Newcastle star Schar (BBC Sport) stepped up as taker number two for the Swiss, converting beautifully into the corner.

France v Switzerland - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16
Fabian Schar (Photo by Marko Djurica – Pool/Getty Images)

The 29-year-old started the game on the bench, but was introduced to the action in the 97th minute.

Fans were utterly engrossed in the game on social media, and one can only imagine what it was like actually playing in it.

Schar had only one word to say following the rollercoaster of emotions:

‘Unglaublich’ translates to ‘Incredible’
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