Switzerland vs France


UEFA Euro 2016

Group A

June 19th

Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France


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FT: The result means that France top the group with seven points, Switzerland join them in the knock-out stages on five points. Albania are third with three points and will have to wait and see if they are one of the lucky third-placed teams to progress whilst Romania on one point, bow out.

FT: France had a number of chances and were twice denied by the crossbar which came to Switzerland’s rescue. Sommer also made a fine number of saves to deny Pogba and Gignac. Switzerland had a penalty shout when Džemaili’s shirt was pulled in the penalty area but the referee was unmoved.

FT: So there’s nothing to separate both sides after 90 minutes.

90’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90’+1′ Penalty appeal!! Sagna pulls Džemaili and bundles him to the ground but the referee is unmoved.

90′ There will be two additional minutes.

87′ Payet’s freekick hits Matuidi and goes out for a goalkick.

86′ Schär is penalised for handball and he concedes a freekick in a dangerous position.

85′ Final Swiss change sees Michael Lang replace Mehmedi.

84′ Džemaili is caught just offside.

82′ The delivery is cleared.

82′ Koscielny receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Lichtsteiner to concede a freekick in a good position.

79′ Close!! Payet meets a Pogba pass to fire an effort that he slices just wide.

78′ Second Swiss change sees Gélson Fernandes replace Shaqiri.

76′ Second France change sees Blaise Matuidi replace Griezmann.

75′ So close!! Sissoko makes an absolutely fantastic run before teeing up Payet at the back-post who volleys against the bar.

73′ First Swiss change sees Haris Seferović replace Embolo.

73′ Rami wins a freekick after a foul from Mehmedi.

72′ Embolo is caught offside.

65′ He gets back up to his feet and play resumes.

64′ Rami puts the ball out of play after Embolo goes down as a result of a challenge from Koscielny.

64′ The corner comes to nothing as Shaqiri curls the ball onto the roof of the net.

63′ Džemaili wins a corner.

62′ First France change sees Dimitri Payet replace Coman.

59′ Behrami is penalised for a foul.

56′ The corner is dealt with by Switzerland.

56′ Chance!! Pogba does well to keep possession before finding Griezmann who exchanges passes with Gignac before the Atlético Madrid forward forces Sommer into a good save with a powerful strike which the keeper has to tip over the bar.

52′ Chance!! Gignac cuts inside before firing an effort that produces a comfortable save for Sommer.

51′ The delivery is cleared before Rodríguez is caught offside.

50′ Sagna concedes a corner.

48′ The delivery is cleared.

47′ Cabaye concedes a corner.

45′ Switzerland get the game underway.

HT: So will France go ahead or will Switzerland attempt to shock the hosts and take top spot? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: France may need to make some changes if they are to find a way past a compact and well drilled Swiss side.

HT: Pogba went very close to taking the lead when he struck the bar with an angled drive. Switzerland have done well to contain the France offence. They’ve also looked quite dangerous on the break and went close when a corner flicked-on from Schär was cleared off the line.

HT: so we’re goalless at the break, with France creating a number of good chances with Sommer forced into action on a number of occasions for instance to deny Pogba twice.

45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ There will be one additional minute.

44′ Džemaili fires an effort over the bar.

41′ Pogba is penalised for a foul on Embolo.

40′ Sissoko wins a freekick.

38′ Pogba is penalised for a foul.

38′ Coman is penalised for a foul, although there was very little in that.

35′ The delivery is eventually cleared.

35′ An Evra cross deflects behind for a corner.

34′ The corner is cleared.

34′ Sissoko wins a corner.

33′ Coman wins a freekick in a good position.

32′ Coman wins a freekick.

29′ A Coman cross is just overhit and evades Griezmann.

28′ Shaqiri’s delivery is cleared.

28′ Embolo wins a corner after his shot is blocked by Koscielny.

26′ Coman wins a freekick after a cynical foul from Lichtsteiner who is fortunate not to be booked.

26′ Pogba is penalised for a high foot.

24′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Koscielny but is cleared away by Schär before Rami receives a yellow card for catching Mehmedi with a high boot after attempting an acrobatic volley.

24′ Schär concedes another corner.

23′ Schär concedes another corner.

23′ Xhaka concedes a corner.

23′ Cabaye’s first delivery is cleared before his second is spilled by Sommer but Switzerland deal with the danger.

22′ Lichtsteiner concedes a corner.

21′ The delivery is cleared.

20′ Rami is penalised for a foul on Embolo and concedes a freekick in a good position.

20′ Close!! Mehmedi cuts inside before curling a strike just over the bar.

19′ Chance!! A Pogba cross is met by Gignac but he lacks conviction under-pressure from Djourou.

16′ So close!! Pogba controls the ball before rattling the bar with a strike from-range with Sommer rooted to the spot.

15′ Griezmann is penalised for a foul although he took the ball.

13′ The delivery is cleared after Sommer missed his attempted punch.

12′ Chance!! Coman miscues an effort before finding Pogba whose sliced volley is terrifically palmed away by Sommer.

11′ The delivery is cleared.

11′ Chance!! Gignac finds Pogba who curls an effort that Sommer has to tip over the bar.

7′ Chance!! Shaqiri’s delivery is flicked-on by Schär and Pogba clears the danger before Djourou can make contact at the back-post.

7′ Koscielny concedes a corner.

5′ Koscielny wins a freekick.

3′ Embolo is caught offside.

2′ The corner is cleared.

1′ A Pogba strike is deflected behind for a corner.

0′ France get the game underway.

Team news:

Switzerland: Yann Sommer (GK), Ricardo Rodríguez, Johan Djourou, Fabian Schär, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami, Admir Mehmedi, Blerim Džemaili, Xherdan Shaqiri, Breel Embolo

France: Hugo Lloris (GK), Patrice Evra, Laurent Koscielny, Adil Rami, Bacary Sagna, Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, André-Pierre Gignac


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