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Fabian Schar scores penalty but England edge it after game goes all the way

2 years ago

Fabian Schar and his Switzerland teammates were up against England on Sunday afternoon.

The two countries fighting it out for third and fourth place in  the Nations League.

Midweek games had seen the Swiss unlucky to lose to Portugal, two goals in the final three minutes meaning Ronaldo ended the game with a hat-trick, the 3-1 scoreline very harsh on Newcastle’s Fabian Schar and friends.

Meanwhile England managed to beat themselves, taking the lead against Holland before some clueless and embarrassing defending gifted a 3-1 victory for the Netherlands.

Ahead of Portugal taking  on Holland for the main prize, England were the better team against Switerland.

However, despite their superior possession, Fabian Schar and the rest of the Switzerland defence kept a clean sheet and took the game to extra time.

The nearest England came was when Callum Wilson looked to have scored the winner right at the end of normal time, only for VAR to help correctly rule it out for a clear foul on a defender.

The 30 minutes of extra time followed the same pattern, England on top but Switzerland standing firm.

Once the two hours of football were over, England had struck the woodwork three times but not managed a goal.

Could England do it on penalties…again?

Nine penalties and it was down to Fabian Schar to try and take it to sudden death, the NUFC defender coolly striking his effort past Jordan Pickford.

Sudden death and Eric Dier made it 6-5, before a decent Pickford save prevented Josep Drmic taking it any further.

England take third place whilst hopefully now a decent rest for Fabian Schar before he heads back to pre-season training with Newcastle in early July.


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