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No sweat for Switzerland

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2005, 18.26CET
Switzerland 3-0 Cyprus A comfortable win in Biel-Bienne takes the Swiss into a useful position in Group 4.
Published: Tuesday 29 March 2005, 18.26CET

No sweat for Switzerland

Switzerland 3-0 Cyprus A comfortable win in Biel-Bienne takes the Swiss into a useful position in Group 4.

By Marco Keller

Switzerland moved to within two points of second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4 thanks to a comfortable win against Cyprus.

Swiss goals
David Degen - twin brother of national team defender Philipp - opened the scoring on 17 minutes and Xavier Margairaz doubled the lead just after the half-hour. Baykal Kulaksizoglu completed the scoring 21 minutes from time with a penalty. Only missed chances kept the score at 3-0 as both Margairaz and Baykal, playmaker and midfield anchorman respectively, impressed.

September rematch
Cyprus came close to their first goal in the group with a Nektarios Alexandrou free-kick early in the second half, but are without a point and even a mathematical chance of reaching the play-offs. Their next game is the visit of the Swiss on 6 September, but four days before that Bernard Challandes' unbeaten side welcome leaders Israel, who defeated France today.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.32CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Cyprus

Cyprus

1
BenaglioDiego Benaglio (GK)
1
AsprogenisNikolas Asprogenis (GK)
Yellow Card67
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
4
KontolefterosGeorgios Kontolefteros
3
RochatAlain Rochat (C)
5
PelagiaGeorgios Pelagia
4
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
Yellow Card24
6
ZachariouMarios Zachariou
5
ShalaRijat Shala
8
SolomouAthos Solomou
Substitution56
6
BaykalKulaksizoglu Baykal
Goal68
Substitution84
11
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
7
CallaDavide Calla
10
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou (C)
8
BehramiValon Behrami
Yellow Card54
13
CharalampousCharalampos Charalampous
Yellow Card60
Substitution90+2
9
D. DegenDavid Degen
Goal17
Substitution69
16
MerkisGeorgos Merkis
10
MargairazXavier Margairaz
Goal30
18
TsolakidesIakovos Tsolakides
Substitution72
11
ZambrellaFabrizio Zambrella
Substitution77
14
AlekouAlekos Alekou

Substitutes

12
LeoniJohnny Leoni (GK)
17
GeorgiadesKonstantinos Georgiades
14
MaricMijat Maric
12
D. StylianouDemetris Stylianou (GK)
15
MoserAdrian Moser
Substitution69
20
L. StylianouLoucas Stylianou
Substitution56
Yellow Card69
16
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili
Substitution84
2
ChristouParaskevas Christou
Substitution72
17
MarazziDavid Marazzi
9
VasiliouGeorgios Vasiliou
18
BühlerManuel Bühler
Substitution77
3
EfthimiouAngelos Efthimiou
Substitution90+2
20
WeberNicolas Weber
15
PanagiGeorgios Panagi

Coach

Bernard Challandes (SUI) Sofoullis Stylianou (CYP)

Referee

Oleg Oriekhov (UKR)

Assistant referees

Vasyl Olshanetskyy (UKR), Andriy Pryimak (UKR)

Fourth official

Andriy Shandor (UKR)

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