Spain 1-2 Switzerland: Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji and Breel Embolo strike in shock win for visitors… and Luis Enrique’s side now face Portugal to qualify for Nations League semi-finals
- Akanji opened the scoring with a header from a corner in the 21st minute
- Jordi Alba equalized for Spain with a cross 10 minutes after the break
- Embolo scored the winner with a close-range strike in the 58th minute
Spain suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Switzerland as goals from Manuel Akanji and Breel Embolo knocked the hosts out of top of Nations League A Group 2 on Saturday with a game to play.
Last year’s finalists are now second on eight points after being leapfrogged by Portugal, who blasted past the Czech Republic 4-0 away to reach 10 points.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s side reach the last four with at least a draw at home in Tuesday’s crunch game against Spain, who must win in Braga to qualify for the semi-finals.
Switzerland’s Manuel Akanji opened the scoring with a header from a corner in the 21st minute.
Switzerland are third on six points, two ahead of the Czechs, who they face on Tuesday in their battle to avoid relegation.
Akanji opened the scoring with a header from a corner in the 21st minute, but Jordi Alba equalized for the hosts with a cross from a counter-attack 10 minutes after the break.
Three minutes later, however, Embolo got the winner with a close range from a corner kick.
Jordi Alba equalized with a cross from a counter-attack 10 minutes after the break
Breel Embolo scored the winner with a close range corner kick in the 58th minute