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Spain vs. Switzerland – Soccer Match Report – September 24, 2022

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Spain suffered a 2-1 house defeat by Switzerland as objectives from Manuel Akanji and Breel Embolo knocked the hosts off the highest of Nations League group A2 on Saturday with one sport left to play.

Final 12 months’s finalists at the moment are second on eight factors having been leapfrogged by Portugal, who breezed previous Czech Republic 4-0 away to achieve 10 factors.

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Cristiano Ronaldo‘s facet will attain the ultimate 4 with at the very least a house attract Tuesday’s crunch sport towards Spain, who should win in Braga to qualify for the semi-finals.

Switzerland are third on six factors, two above than Czechs who they are going to face on Tuesday in a battle to keep away from relegation.

Akanji opened the scoring with a header from a nook within the twenty first minute, however Jordi Alba equalised for the hosts with a cross-shot from a counter-attack 10 minutes after the break.

Three minutes later, nonetheless, Embolo received the winner with a close-range strike from a nook.

“It is a pity about tonight,” Alba mentioned. “We did not play properly within the first half. We did probably the most tough factor which was to search out the equaliser however they went again in entrance in a strategic play. Switzerland are a fantastic group. They defend properly. Now all we will do is beat Portugal on Tuesday to achieve the ultimate 4 of the Nations League. Now we have to proceed.”

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