Switzerlands midfielder Denis Zakaria (L) tries to deflect the ball before his team conceded a goal to Spain during the UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-final football match between Switzerland and Spain at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 2, 2021
Switzerlands midfielder Denis Zakaria (L) tries to deflect the ball before his team conceded a goal to Spain during the UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-final football match between Switzerland and Spain at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 2, 2021
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Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria’s own-goal is the 10th of the European Championship and has put Spain ahead 1-0 in the quarterfinals at half-time.

There have been more own-goals at Euro 2020 than the previous 15 tournaments combined.

Zakaria stuck out his leg and deflected a shot by Spain defender Jordi Alba into the net. The goal was originally awarded to Alba but UEFA later changed it.

Switzerland eliminated World Cup champion France in the round of 16 but is the underdog against Spain with team captain Granit Xhaka suspended. He has been replaced in the team by Denis Zakaria.

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