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Shaqiri kicks Switzerland after an intense fight over Serbia

Switzerland has Friday night at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia after a true match, a 2-1 victory booked against Serbia.

The Swiss Xherdan Shaqiri scores the second goal against Serbia © REUTERS

Aleksandar Mitrovic (ex-Anderlecht) was opened after five minutes for Serbia to score in Kaliningrad with a rake header. Granit Xhaka made seven minutes after the break with a clever shot equal. In the slotminuten decided Xherdan Shaqiri in the match after a clever run with a second goal for the Swiss.

Earlier in the day defeated Brazil in the same group thanks to two late goals from Coutinho and Neymar Costa Rica 2-0. Brazil and Switzerland have after two games both 4 points in group E. Serbia is third with three points, Costa Rica is after two defeats turned off.

Next week Wednesday (27 June) Serbia/Brazil and Switzerland/Costa Rica on the program.

Confidence in the basisploeg

The Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic kept the trust in the basisploeg that he was against Brazil (1-1) started. Behind the name of Valon Behrami, the breaker on the society, was due to an injury still a question mark, but he appeared to be ready to play.

Mladen Krstajic, the coach of Serbia, carried out in comparison with Costa Rica (1-0) a change by. Filip Kostic was on the left prefer to Adem Ljajic. The front did he again called on Aleksandar Mitrovic and the former Anderlechtspits did confound that trust is not. After only five minutes, did ‘Mitrogol’ the nets vibrate with a rake header.

Switzerland tried after the early deficit back to rights, but clashed on a bright and bitter talk of Serbia. After a half hour, followed however, a first great chance for the Swiss, but Blerim Dzemaili hit not past Vladimir Stojkovic. On the other side saw Tadic a vluchtschot just over the cage of Summer whiz by.

Petkovic held during the rest of the pale Seferovic in the dressing room and brought Mario Gavranovic as a new priority. But it was another Swiss man that the path to the goal found. In the 52nd minute took Granit Xhaka with his left charred from (1-1). Immediately after that, it was Xherdan Shaqiri very close to the 2-1 for Switzerland, but are bang, burst apart at the doelhout.

In a fiery second half were both countries then a string of chances to score further to drive, but the party seemed to be at 1-1 to end. To the tireless Shaqiri in the 90th minute when a counter-attack once again the turbo set up and after a smart spurt of the 2-1 binnentrapte.

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