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Swiss on the rise after Norway scalp

Published: Wednesday 20 August 2008, 20.00CET
Switzerland 2-0 Norway
Switzerland revived their hopes of a play-off place as they leapfrogged Norway to go second in Group 5.
Swiss on the rise after Norway scalp
Fabian Lustenberger (in white) opened the scoring in Sion ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwitzerlandNorway

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 5: NED / SUI / NOR / MKD / EST

PPts
Netherlands Netherlands615
Switzerland Switzerland713
Norway Norway610
FYROM FYROM78
Estonia Estonia83
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:24 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 20 August 2008, 20.00CET

Swiss on the rise after Norway scalp

Switzerland 2-0 Norway
Switzerland revived their hopes of a play-off place as they leapfrogged Norway to go second in Group 5.

Switzerland revived their hopes of a place in the play-offs as they leapfrogged Norway to go second in Group 5.

Nothing to show
A crowd of 1,650 at the Tourbillon Stadium in Sion saw the home side take charge of the crucial UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier from the kick-off, keeping their Scandinavian guests inside their own half. However, while the Swiss dominated possession and created the vast majority of the chances, André Schürmann's team had nothing to show for their efforts at the interval.

Lustenberger breakthrough
Within seven minutes of the restart, though, Switzerland made the breakthrough with the influential Fabian Lustenberger finding the target from a Frank Feltscher cross. On 68 minutes, they further underlined their superiority as Adrian Nikci finished following excellent work by defender Kay Voser. The result leaves Switzerland two points behind section leaders the Netherlands, though the reigning U21 champions have a game in hand.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.31CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Norway

Norway

1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
1
LieAndreas Lie (GK)
2
VoserKay Voser
2
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
3
CrettenandDidier Crettenand
Substitution90+1
3
HagenSteffen Hagen (C)
4
BarmettlerHeinz Barmettler
4
ForrenVegard Forren
5
FeratiBeg Ferati
5
LarsenKevin Larsen
Yellow Card45
6
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili
6
DemidovVadim Demidov
Substitution83
7
F. FeltscherFrank Feltscher
Substitution88
7
TetteyAlexander Tettey
8
LustenbergerFabian Lustenberger
Goal53
8
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred
9
UralMurat Ural
Substitution59
9
HæstadMorten Krüger Hæstad
Substitution62
10
SchweglerPirmin Schwegler
10
ParrJonathan Parr
Substitution71
11
ZieglerReto Ziegler (C)
11
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi

Substitutes

12
GonzalezDavid Gonzalez (GK)
12
LarsenAdam Larsen (GK)
14
ThiessonJérôme Thiesson
Substitution88
13
NordvikAndreas Nordvik
15
BaumannPatrik Baumann
14
StrømnesSteinar Strømnes
Substitution83
16
GashiShkelzen Gashi
Substitution90+1
15
KnudsenEndre Knudsen
18
NikciAdrian Nikci
Substitution59
Goal78
16
KleivenChrister Kleiven
Substitution71
19
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
17
Orry LarsenPeter Orry Larsen
20
RouxJocelyn Roux
18
KhaliliAram Khalili
Substitution62

Coach

Pierre-André Schürmann (SUI) Øystein Gåre (NOR)

Referee

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Ilya Baryshnikov (RUS), Evgeny Turbin (RUS)

Fourth official

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

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