Spain suffered this Saturday painful 2-1 loss to Switzerland in the La Romareda Stadium in Zaragoza, result that ousted the hosts from the leadership of Group 2 of League Ain the absence of a match of the first stage.
The Spanish are now seconds with eight pointsafter being overtaken by Portugalwhich was imposed as a visitor to Czech Republic 4-0 and reached 10 points in the tournament.
Manuel Akanji opened the scoring for 21 minutes with a header at the exit of a corner kickso things got out of hand for the Iberians from the start.
10 minutes after the start second half, Jordi Alba matched the cards for the ‘Red’ with a cross shot following a counterattack Perfectly executed by the locals.
However, the joy would be short-lived, as only three minutes later, at 58′, Breel Embolo got the winning Goal, thanks to a auction in other Akanji corner kickwho sent the assistance to the small area where the striker converted the goal for the 2-1.
Luis Enrique technician from Spain, delcaró next in interview for TVE:
We have played against a really aggressive opponent, who press, physically very strong, which has prevented us from playing our style of football. We have to fix that because now we have a final in Portugal. We have to go there and win. There is no other way.
Despite having the 70 percent possession of the ballto Spain power was missing for most of the game, where they saw each other very unwilling to generate danger in the enemy area. It wasn’t until second half that the hosts they created chancesbut the goalkeeper Yan Sommers closed the door.
‘El Comandante’ leads the Lusitanian victory
In the other Group 2 match played this Saturday, Portugal was imposed on his visit to Czech Republic 4-0 thanks still doublet of Diogo Dalot and the goals of Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Jota.
The team commanded by Cristiano Ronaldo would get between four finalists to get at least one tie in Tuesday’s decider against Spainthat if you want to advance you must emerge victorious from Braga.
Swiss, Meanwhile, it is in third position with six points, two more than the Czechswhom they will face on Tuesday in the fight to avoid relegation in the UEFA Nations League.
The rest of Saturday’s matches was as follows:
(With information from Reuters)