Euro 2020: From Unai Simon’s freak goal to Switzerland’s shocking win over France, 5 big jaw-dropping moments from Euro 2020
Euro 2020 has been a delight for football lovers. The tournament has seen a number of incidents that surprised the entire world. From Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca-Cola incident to Patrik Schick’s wondergoal let’s have a look at the top five moments of the tournament so far.
Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Coca Cola outburst- Everything that Cristiano Ronaldo does catches the world’s attention. Hence, when he took out the Coca Cola bottles in front of him during Portugal’s press conference, asking people to drink water instead, it did make a splash. Not only it became a meme fest but Coca Cola took a $4 billion hit as its shares fell by 1.6% in the following hours. The two might be unrelated but the world of football knows Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact on everything.
Euro 2020: Patrick Schick’s 45-yards goal- Something that happens probably once in a decade, Czech Republic’s Patrick Schick recreated that in one of the biggest stages of football. When he found Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall off his line, the Bayer Leverkusen forward took a shot from the half-line as the ball flew into Scotland’s goal, leaving everyone bamboozled. Only a handful including David Beckham, Xabi Alonso and Wayne Rooney has managed to emulate this extraordinary feat from the outfield. It was the longest-distance goal in Euro’s history.
Euro 2020: Unai Simon’s bizarre own goal- Unai Simon probably couldn’t tell what he was thinking when he received the ball from one of his players during Spain’s 5-3 demolition of Croatia.
At the stroke of 20 minutes, the Spanish shot stopper received a ball from Pedri. But to everyone’s shock, the Athletic Bilbao keeper misjudged the pass and let it run to his own goal. Although the goal was later credited to Pedri, Simon could have faced the wrath of the supporters had Spain lost their round of 16 clash.
Euro 2020: Switzerland shock win over France- Switzerland sent shock waves across the world as they sent France packing from the Euro 2020. a brace from Karim Benzema and a worldie from Paul Pogba helped them to a 3-1 lead. But a late burst of goals from the Swiss side forced the match to enter into tie break.
Kylian Mbappe missed his designated spot-kick as Switzerland recorded a historical victory over the current world champions.
Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen’s collapse- The football world came to a standstill when Denmark’s star player Cristian Eriksen suddenly collapsed without any contact during the game against Finland. What initially appeared to be exhaustion suddenly became a serious matter as doctors had to perform CPR on the field before taking him to the hospital. later, it was revealed that Cristian Eriksen had suffered a cardiac arrest. The Inter Milan playmaker is still in the hospital undergoing tests to understand the reason