The Swiss had to fight a 3-1 deficit to tie the game before extra time. Another 30 minutes did not settle the round of 16, which meant that the penalties would decide the fate of both teams.
As it was 5-4 against Switzerland in the shootout, with Kylian Mbappe about to convert his shot on goal to send that shootout to sudden death.
Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer had different ideas, however, and his heroic rescue of Mbappe caused a volcanic red eruption in the National Arena Bucharest.
Jubilation and ecstasy were two feelings clearly visible on the faces of every Swiss fan in the stadium.
These distinctive emotions were reflected in the scale of the celebrations which also took place on the pitch after the final whistle.
And Arsenal fans were quick to spot what Xhaka did after the penalty shootout ended.
Pogba scored a wonderful goal for France to bring the score to 3-1 under normal circumstances and appeared to be making the celebration that the youngsters call “ice in the veins”.
Seeing the Manchester United midfielder do this in the center of the park clearly pissed off the 28-year-old as he was seen imitating the same celebration and silencing the camera after the Swiss took him away during the shooting.
This is how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter after the incident.
@RowandMo a dit : “The celebration of Pogba empowered Xhaka. “
@ mdr1987 tweeted: “It looked like Xhaka was copying Pogba’s celebration. Like. “
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@akhilarsenal98 a dit : “Bruv Xhaka saw these pogba celebrations and said no. Elite mindset.
@Stanlee_green tweeted: “Lol Xhaka laughs at Pogba’s celebration. “
Xhaka looks set to make a summer transfer to join Italy’s Jose Mourinho at AS Roma.
football.london understands that Xhaka is set to join Roma, and talks are at a final stage between the clubs to reach an agreement on the fees.
This transfer should be finalized after the end of Switzerland’s participation in Euro 2020.
Regardless of what happens in this transfer saga, the Swiss midfielder may have left Arsenal fans with something to smile about despite his likely exit from the club.