Switzerland 1-1 Spain: Sergio Ramos misses two penalties

The Real Madrid player had not missed from the spot since May 2018

Sommer detuvo el penalti de Ramos
Sommer detuvo el penalti de Ramos | sport


Sergio Ramos missed TWO penalties as Spain almost fell to Nations League defeat in Switzerland, with Gerard Moreno equalising deep in stoppage time.

The draw didn’t change much, with Germany taking the lead in League A Group 4 after a 3-1 win over Ukraine, meaning Spain must beat them on Tuesday if they want to reach the final four next summer.

Remo Freuler sent Switzerland ahead with a fine strike, finishing a cross with a sliced half volley which arced beyond Unai Simon and into the top corner.

The Swiss should have doubled their lead after the break but Ramos cleared an effort off the line.

He had the chance to become the hero moments later when Spain were awarded a penalty for handball, but Ramos’s weak penalty was saved by Yann Sommer.

Later in the game Alvaro Morata was fouled by Nico Elvedi, who was sent off, and Ramos had another chance from the spot.

Summer out-thought the Spaniard again, almost drawing a limp Panenka effort with his movement, before easily saving it.

Not the best way for Ramos to celebrate his 177th cap, the most out of any player in European football history.

Moreno smashed in after 90 minutes to level on the night but it was not enough for Spain.

Adama Traore might have grabbed a last gasp equaliser but lashed high over the bar.




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