Hibernians Stadium - Paola 15/05/2014 - 18:00CET (18:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group B

Switzerland - Scotland
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Scotland surge past Switzerland into semis

Published: Thursday 15 May 2014, 19.45CET
Switzerland 1-3 Scotland
Behind and heading out, Scotland made two half-time changes and then struck three times in 23 minutes to secure a semi-final berth.
by Tom Kell
from Hibernians Stadium

Match statistics

Switzerland
Scotland

1

Goals scored

3

12

Total attempts

11

8

on target

6

3

off target

2

1

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

4

3

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

14

Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Scotland

Scotland

1Kobel (GK)1McCrorie (GK)
2Bajrami2Wardrop
3Schättin4Breslin (C)
4Selmanaj
Substitution77
5Cameron
5Kryeziu (C)6Thomson
6Arnold
Yellow Card64
7Nesbitt
7Cani
Substitution58
11Wright
Substitution79
8Sow
Yellow Card69
13Miller
Substitution41
9Al. Ajeti16Jules
Yellow Card72
10Oberlin
Goal20
17Ballantye
Yellow Card36
Substitution41
15Alpsoy
Substitution58
18Sheppard
Goal56

Substitutes

12Mujovic (GK)12Devlin (GK)
11Alves3Lang
13Loosli8Kelly
Substitution79
14Huser
Substitution77
9Wighton
Substitution41
Goal45
16Rüegg10Boyd
17Kutesa
Substitution58
14Hardie
Substitution41
Goal63
18Babic
Substitution58
Penalty72
15Mcilduff

Coaches

Yves Débonnaire (SUI) Scot Gemmill (SCO)

Referee

Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 16/05/2014 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Thursday 15 May 2014, 19.45CET

Scotland surge past Switzerland into semis

Switzerland 1-3 Scotland
Behind and heading out, Scotland made two half-time changes and then struck three times in 23 minutes to secure a semi-final berth.

Scotland will play the Netherlands in Sunday's UEFA European Under-17 Championship semi-finals after a 3-1 win against Switzerland.

Scot Gemmill's charges only needed a draw to go through as Group B runners-up, but looked in grave danger of going out when Dimitri Oberlin gave the Swiss a deserved lead. However, the half-time introduction of Craig Wighton and Ryan Hardie proved a turning point, with each finding the net either side of Jake Sheppard's close-range finish.

Playing in Paola, Malta's industrial heartland, it was a somewhat agricultural approach that reaped reward for the Swiss in the first half. Time and again they clipped the ball over the top, forcing the Scots' defence to turn, and found themselves through on goal. Oberlin was first to benefit, controlling one direct pass divinely only to be thwarted by the onrushing Robby McCrorie. Albian Ajeti scuffed the rebound wide.

McCrorie had already acrobatically denied Alban Selmanaj by that point and was again down smartly on the half-hour to smother Ajeti's header. The Rangers FC keeper could do nothing five minutes later, though, when Oberlin raced on to Mirlind Kryeziu's cushioned pass and finished calmly across goal.

Though Gemmill's team saw more of the ball after going behind, they mustered only a harmless Scott Wright shot and a wayward Calvin Miller effort before the break. However, that all changed just five minutes after the interval, when Wighton swivelled to finish via the foot of Swiss No1 Gregor Kobel after admirable perseverance from Wright.

Wighton turned provider not long later, running diligently down the left and crossing to the back post for fellow substitute Ryan Hardie to head the ball down and onto a plate for Sheppard. The cherry on the cake came just after the hour, Hardie poking past Kobel after bringing down Aidan Nesbitt's neat pass into the box.

Switzerland's misery was compounded when McCrorie palmed away Boris Babic's spot kick after Zak Jules had felled Oberlin. Hardie could have gilded the lilly with a late breakaway effort but Kobel made a fine stop.

Last updated: 07/10/14 2.10CET

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