Jordi Alba’s shot from beyond the box was deflected into his own net by Denis Zakaria in open play, giving Spain an early lead.
Spain triumphed 3-1 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw in their European Championship quarter-final in Saint Petersburg on Friday, with Mikel Oyarzabal scoring the decisive penalty after Switzerland’s Ruben Vargas shot over the bar.
Jordi Alba’s shot from beyond the box was deflected into his own net by Denis Zakaria in open play, and Spain took an early lead. However, Xherdan Shaqiri took advantage of a defensive blunder to draw the game 1-1 before Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler was sent out on 77 minutes for a straight red card.
Spain controlled extra time and had several chances while Switzerland played for penalty kicks, presumably conscious that their opponents had missed their previous five penalties, including two against them in a Nations League match in November.
In the semi-finals on Tuesday in London, Spain will face the winner of Friday’s second quarter-final, Belgium v Italy in Munich.