A win against Switzerland and a group win was certain for the Spaniards. Nice prospects, but it couldn’t excite the home team. They couldn’t even score a single goal before half time.
Switzerland, which had already beaten Portugal on the previous match day, showed decisiveness. After 20 minutes Manuel Akanji was able to give the Swiss the lead.
During the break, Spain had found a bit of creativity in the dressing room. Marco Asensio, who rarely gets to play at Real Madrid, served Jordi Alba, who hit the target.
But the party was short-lived in Zaragoza. Breel Embolo struck from close range after a corner. A second goal that definitely knocked Spain to the canvas and ended 22 home games without a defeat. Spain must win in Portugal on the final match day to still become group winner.