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Ten-man Switzerland out after Wales defeat

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 22.50CET
Wales 2-0 Switzerland
An Aaron Ramsey penalty and a Gareth Bale goal sealed a second Group G win for Wales and ended Switzerland's qualification hopes.
Ten-man Switzerland out after Wales defeat
Gareth Bale scores the second goal for Wales against Switzerland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

WalesSwitzerland

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts16
 
9
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target9
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
11
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed13
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
13

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 22.50CET

Ten-man Switzerland out after Wales defeat

Wales 2-0 Switzerland
An Aaron Ramsey penalty and a Gareth Bale goal sealed a second Group G win for Wales and ended Switzerland's qualification hopes.

Wales scored twice after the break to secure their second victory in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group G and end the play-off hopes of Switzerland, who finished the game with ten men.

After a goalless first half, the game sprung into life ten minutes after the break when Reto Ziegler received his marching orders. Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Gareth Bale sealed victory for the hosts with 19 minutes remaining. As Montenegro then equalised late to draw with group winners England, second place is now out of Switzerland's reach.

Switzerland began the match full of attacking intent, although for all their early dominance they were unable to fashion any clear-cut chances. It was the hosts who had the first attempt on target, Ramsey firing straight at Diego Benaglio from the edge of the penalty area.

Wales grew into the contest and came close to taking the lead through Steve Morison, who held off the attentions of Steve von Bergen only to see his strike well saved by the Swiss No1. The visitors always carried a goal threat but long-range strikes from Gökhan Inler and Eren Derdiyok were all they had to show for their efforts in the first half.

Wales came out firing after the break and the game turned in their favour on 55 minutes when Ziegler saw red for a foul on Chris Gunter. Gary Speed's men were awarded a penalty five minutes later when Timm Klose felled Gunter and Ramsey stepped up to give Wales the lead.

Buoyed by their goal and the numerical advantage, Wales dictated possession and doubled their lead with 19 minutes remaining. Bale latched on to Morison's perfectly weighted through ball and finished coolly into the bottom left-hand corner. Switzerland end their campaign at home to Montenegro on Tuesday, when Wales tackle Bulgaria.

Last updated: 08/10/11 0.32CET

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Lineups

Wales

Wales

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
HennesseyWayne Hennessey (GK)
1
BenaglioDiego Benaglio (GK)
2
GunterChris Gunter
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
3
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
Red Card55
4
CroftsAndrew Crofts
Substitution81
5
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
Yellow Card3
5
BlakeDarcy Blake
Yellow Card82
8
InlerGökhan Inler (C)
6
A. WilliamsAshley Williams
9
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
7
AllenJoe Allen
11
BehramiValon Behrami
8
BellamyCraig Bellamy
17
XhakaGranit Xhaka
Substitution81
9
MorisonSteve Morison
Substitution81
19
F. FreiFabian Frei
Substitution71
10
RamseyAaron Ramsey (C)
Goal60
22
T. KloseTimm Klose
Yellow Card59
11
BaleGareth Bale
Goal71
23
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution62

Substitutes

12
MyhillBoaz Myhill (GK)
12
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
13
MatthewsAdam Matthews
7
D. DegenDavid Degen
14
NyatangaLewin Nyatanga
13
RodriguezRicardo Rodriguez
Substitution62
15
VaughanDavid Vaughan
Substitution81
14
EmegharaInnocent Emeghara
Substitution71
16
EdwardsDavid Edwards
16
FernandesGelson Fernandes
17
Robson-KanuHal Robson-Kanu
18
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
Substitution81
18
ChurchSimon Church
Substitution81

Coach

Gary Speed (WAL) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Richard Liesveld (NED)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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