- Switzerland and France played a thrilling match at Euro 2020 on Monday.
- One Swiss supporter was caught on camera in pure frustration and enraptured elation.
- On Twitter, fans quickly fell in love with the supporter’s emotional journey.
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Switzerland and France played one of the most thrilling matches of Euro 2020 on Monday.
After Switzerland had taken a 1-0 lead into halftime, France roared back with three goals in the second half to take a 3-1 into the waning minutes of the match.
Switzerland stole one goal back in the 80th minute but still needed to find an equalizer to keep themselves alive in the knockout round.
As the match ticked into the 90th minute, a Swiss fan was seen with a look of utter despair.
But fortunes change fast in soccer, and just a minute later, Switzerland found their equalizer, with Mario Gavranovic tying the game 3-3 to force extra time.
-ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 28, 2021
Cameras caught up with the unnamed Swiss fan, his shirt removed, and his mood quite improved.
-S. (@samiwami5_) June 28, 2021
Timothy Burke knotted both reactions from the fan together into one video, displaying the glorious highs and lows of international soccer fandom in nine seconds. These clips happened less than two minutes apart in real time.
-Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 28, 2021
Pain, disbelief, and elation.
Hope and fear. Agony and bliss.
The entirety of the human experience, wrapped up in one glorious stretch of soccer.
The Swiss fan’s emotional journey is still going strong.
After 30 minutes of extra time, Switzerland bested France in a penalty shootout to advance to the quarterfinals.