SPAIN midfielder Thiago Alcantara showed his class after consoling Ruben Vargas following Switzerland’s Euro 2020 exit.
The Augsburg winger, 22, was one of three Swiss players to miss in the penalty shootout as they were knocked out in the quarter-finals.
Thiago Alcantara was quick to console Ruben Vargas after his penalty miss in the shootout[/caption]
But unlike Fabian Schar and Manuel Akanji, Vargas failed to direct his spot-kick on target as he blazed his attempt over the bar.
And it proved to be crucial as Mikel Oyarzabal stepped up next to send Spain into the semi-finals.
The 2010 World Cup winners have now reached the last four of the European Championship three times out of the last four tournaments.
For Switzerland, they missed out on the chance to reach the semi-final of a major competition for the first time in their history.
Their defeat reduced Vargas to tears following the shootout, with Liverpool ace Thiago quick to console the youngster.
And the ex-Bayern Munich star also comforted goalkeeper Yann Sommer following his epic performance.
Football fans took to social media to praise the midfielder, as one tweeted: “Thiago consoling Vargas. That’s my midfielder.”
Another commented: “Class from Thiago that, going over to console Vargas while the rest of the Spanish team were celebrating.”
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Vargas was one of three Switzerland players that missed in the shootout defeat against Spain[/caption]
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A third added: “Thiago was the first over to Sommer and Vargas, can’t buy class.”
Meanwhile one remarked: “What a king. Class class act!”
One simply stated: “Thiago Alcantara. What a Gentleman.”