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Vučinić downs Swiss as Montenegro march on

Published: Friday 8 October 2010, 23.30CET
Montenegro 1-0 Switzerland
The competition debutants secured their third straight 1-0 win thanks to Mirko Vučinić's 68th-minute goal.
by Aleksandar Radović
from Stadion Podgorica
Vučinić downs Swiss as Montenegro march on
Mirko Vučinić (right) celebrates with Miodrag Džudović after netting Montenegro's winner against Switzerland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MontenegroSwitzerland

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts5
 
12
Attempts on target3
 
7
Attempts off target1
 
4
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
6
Offsides5
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
9

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 8 October 2010, 23.30CET

Vučinić downs Swiss as Montenegro march on

Montenegro 1-0 Switzerland
The competition debutants secured their third straight 1-0 win thanks to Mirko Vučinić's 68th-minute goal.

Mirko Vučinić struck to keep up Montenegro's superb debut UEFA European Championship campaign with a third straight Group G win.

Having defeated Wales and Bulgaria 1-0 last month, Montenegro repeated the trick thanks to Vučinić's strike with 22 minutes remaining. Switzerland remain without a point while Montenegro are three clear ahead of their biggest test yet in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, in England on Tuesday.

Vučinić, who scored to defeat Wales here in Podgorica last month, came close on 19 minutes, forcing a Marco Wölfli save from the edge of the box. Vučinić then nearly turned provider when his cross found Branko Bošković, whose shot was deflected over by Stéphane Grichting. A minute before the break Alexander Frei pounced on a loose ball and entered the Montenegro box only for goalkeeper Mladen Božović to brilliantly save the Switzerland captain's low shot with his legs. The whistle had still not gone when Božović denied Gokhan Inler from distance.

Midway through the second half Zlatko Kranjčar's side were in front as Vučinić exchanged passes with Mitar Novaković before beating Wölfli from a tight angle. Switzerland now pushed for an equaliser but the brilliant Božović was again in the right place to stop a Eren Derdiyok free-kick. Frei then shot straight at the goalkeeper in the box and with two minutes left the unmarked Tranquillo Barnetta headed wide from a Hakan Yakan corner. Montenegro now take their perfect record to Wembley while Ottmar Hitzfeld's Swiss, with two defeats so far, look to get off the mark against Wales in Basel.

Last updated: 08/10/10 23.52CET

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Lineups

Montenegro

Montenegro

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
12
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
3
BašaMarko Baša
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
4
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
5
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
7
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Yellow Card65
Substitution84
6
SchweglerPirmin Schwegler
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić (C)
Yellow Card68
Goal68
8
InlerGökhan Inler
10
DjalovićRadomir Djalović
Substitution90+2
9
A. FreiAlexander Frei (C)
11
BoškovićBranko Bošković
Substitution46
11
StrellerMarco Streller
Substitution67
13
NovakovićMitar Novaković
13
GrichtingStéphane Grichting
17
ZverotićElsad Zverotić
14
StockerValentin Stocker
Substitution76
20
DžudovićMiodrag Džudović
17
SutterScott Sutter
21
SavićStefan Savić
23
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution67

Substitutes

12
BlažićSrdjan Blažić (GK)
21
VailatiGermano Vailati (GK)
5
BatakRadoslav Batak
Substitution90+2
4
AffolterFrançois Affolter
6
KašćelanMladen Kašćelan
Substitution46
7
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
Substitution67
8
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Substitution84
10
Hakan YakinHakan Yakin
Substitution76
14
TomaševićŽarko Tomašević
15
D. DegenDavid Degen
16
PejovićLuka Pejović
16
FernandesGelson Fernandes
23
DelibašićAndrija Delibašić
19
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Substitution67

Coach

Zlatko Kranjčar (CRO) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP), Jon Nunez Fernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Estrada (ESP)

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