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Switzerland 1-1 Spain: Sergio Ramos has two penalties saved on record night

Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos had scored all 25 penalties he had taken since May 2018

Sergio Ramos had two penalties saved on the night he became the most capped male European player as Spain drew with Switzerland in the Nations League.

Ramos was winning his 177th cap, taking him past Gianluigi Buffon's record - but it was a game to forget.

The 34-year-old had his first penalty saved by Yann Sommer as he tried to place it in the corner.

His second was an attempted chip which barely left the ground as Sommer held on to it.

He had scored his previous 25 attempts for Spain and Real Madrid.

"Sergio's numbers for penalties are out of this world," said Spain boss Luis Enrique.

"If there had been a third penalty, he would have taken that one as well."

Borussia Monchengladbach keeper Sommer told Swiss broadcaster SRF: "I've come up against Ramos in the Champions League recently, so that means I've been previously engaged in preparing for his penalties.

"I think he wanted to chip the second one, but it worked out well for me."

Both of those spot-kicks were with Spain 1-0 down following Remo Freuler's clever finish from Breel Embolo's cross.

The hosts ended with 10 men after Nico Elvedi was shown a second yellow card for fouling Alvaro Morata for Spain's second penalty.

Spain eventually equalised through Gerard Moreno's 89th-minute finish from Sergio Reguilon's cross.

Spain must now beat Germany in Seville on Tuesday to reach next year's Nations League finals.

Switzerland - who have not won a game in almost a year - would have been relegated to League B had they lost.

Line-ups

Switzerland

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Sommer
  • 4ElvediBooked at 79mins
  • 5Akanji
  • 13Rodríguez
  • 20Fernandes
  • 8FreulerBooked at 71mins
  • 10Xhaka
  • 14ZuberSubstituted forSteffenat 72'minutes
  • 23ShaqiriSubstituted forSowat 72'minutes
  • 7EmboloBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMehmediat 90+1'minutes
  • 9SeferovicSubstituted forOmeragicat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Benito
  • 6Cömert
  • 11Steffen
  • 12Mvogo
  • 15Sow
  • 16Vargas
  • 17Omeragic
  • 18Mehmedi
  • 19Gavranovic
  • 21von Ballmoos

Spain

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Simón
  • 20Roberto
  • 15Ramos
  • 2Torres
  • 3Reguilón
  • 22MerinoSubstituted forMorenoat 80'minutes
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forKokeat 72'minutes
  • 18Torres
  • 17RuizSubstituted forMorataat 56'minutes
  • 21OyarzabalSubstituted forTraoréat 73'minutes
  • 19OlmoSubstituted forCanalesat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1de Gea
  • 4Martínez
  • 6Canales
  • 7Morata
  • 8Koke
  • 9Moreno
  • 10Bellerín
  • 11Traoré
  • 12García
  • 13Arrizabalaga
  • 14Cucurella
  • 16Rodri
Referee:
William Collum

Match Stats

Home TeamSwitzerlandAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home7
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Switzerland 1, Spain 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Switzerland 1, Spain 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adama Traoré (Spain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Pau Torres with a headed pass following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by Becir Omeragic.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Álvaro Morata (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ferran Torres.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Spain) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by Ricardo Rodríguez.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Switzerland. Admir Mehmedi replaces Breel Embolo because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adama Traoré (Spain).

  10. Post update

    Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Switzerland 1, Spain 1. Gerard Moreno (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sergio Reguilón with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sergio Ramos (Spain) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Switzerland. Becir Omeragic replaces Haris Seferovic.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Morata (Spain).

  15. Post update

    Breel Embolo (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Gerard Moreno replaces Mikel Merino.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Morata (Spain).

  18. Post update

    Breel Embolo (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Penalty saved! Sergio Ramos (Spain) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Nico Elvedi (Switzerland) for a bad foul.

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