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Swiss surge overwhelms Ireland

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2004, 18.52CET
Switzerland 4-2 Republic of Ireland Xavier Marguairaz finds the net twice in an impressive success.
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2004, 18.52CET

Swiss surge overwhelms Ireland

Switzerland 4-2 Republic of Ireland Xavier Marguairaz finds the net twice in an impressive success.

An early goal from Stefan Lichtsteiner was the foundation as Switzerland secured an impressive Group 4 victory against the Republic of Ireland in Berne.

Marguairaz double
Lichtsteiner headed the Swiss in front in the fourth minute, although the home side had to then wait until the opening minutes of the second half to add to their lead. Xavier Marguairaz turned in Alain Rochat's free-kick to make it 2-0 in the 49th minute, and the same player scored his second and Switzerland's third three minutes before the hour.

Two-goal cushion
Although Stephen Elliot pulled a goal back six minutes later, Paddy McCarthy's own goal ten minutes from time restored Switzerland's three-goal cushion and rendered Aiden McGeady's 86th-minute penalty little consolation. Switzerland will be hoping to carry their form into their visit to Israel on 8 October, while Ireland's next match is a trip to France.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.37CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

1
BenaglioDiego Benaglio (GK)
1
HendersonWayne Henderson (GK)
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
Goal4
Substitution85
2
KellyStephen Kelly (C)
3
RochatAlain Rochat (C)
3
CapperStephen Capper
Substitution78
4
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
4
FitzgeraldJohn Fitzgerald
5
SenderosPhilippe Senderos
5
McCarthyPatrick McCarthy
Goal80
6
ShalaRijat Shala
6
WhelanGlenn Whelan
7
CallaDavide Calla
7
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Goal87
8
BaykalKulaksizoglu Baykal
Yellow Card43
8
PotterDarren Potter
9
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution90
9
ElliottStephen Elliott
Goal63
10
MargairazXavier Margairaz
Goal49
Goal55
10
DoyleKevin Doyle
Substitution54
11
ZieglerReto Ziegler
Substitution69
11
KearneyLiam Kearney
Substitution61

Substitutes

12
LeoniJohnny Leoni (GK)
16
MurphyBrian Murphy (GK)
14
ZambrellaFabrizio Zambrella
Substitution85
12
TabbJay Tabb
Substitution54
15
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili
Substitution69
13
FoleyKevin Foley
16
MarazziDavid Marazzi
14
FloodWillo Flood
Substitution61
17
WeberNicolas Weber
Substitution90
15
ThorntonSean Thornton
Substitution78
Yellow Card79
18
BunjakuAlbert Bunjaku
17
McStayHenry McStay
19
MaricMijat Maric
18
MurphyDaryl Murphy

Coach

Bernard Challandes (SUI) Donald Givens (IRL)

Referee

Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

Assistant referees

Sergejs Braga (LVA), Adolfs Supe (LVA)

Fourth official

Romans Lajuks (LVA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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