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Switzerland inflict second loss on Croatia

Published: Monday 5 September 2011, 22.20CET
Switzerland 4-0 Croatia
The 2011 runners-up marked their return to form in qualifying Group 5 with a comfortable victory against Croatia in Sion.
Switzerland inflict second loss on Croatia
Croatia's Mario Šitum (left) vies with Fabio Daprelà ©Keystone
Published: Monday 5 September 2011, 22.20CET

Switzerland inflict second loss on Croatia

Switzerland 4-0 Croatia
The 2011 runners-up marked their return to form in qualifying Group 5 with a comfortable victory against Croatia in Sion.

Four different players were on target as Switzerland, runners-up in the summer, eased past Croatia in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5.

Having drawn 0-0 with Estonia in their first game of the section on Thursday, Pierluigi Tami's men made it four points from a possible six thanks to goals from Steven Zuber, Nzuzi Toko, Pajtim Kasami and Haris Seferovic in Sion.

Zuber set the hosts on their way eight minutes in when he controlled a right-wing cross from Rolf Feltscher inside the penalty area and fired past Lovre Kalinić.  Croatia redoubled their efforts at the start of the second half but their challenge was all but extinguished through Toko, Zuber's Grasshopper-Club team-mate, on 62 minutes.

Following clever interplay on the left, Zuber created the third with a pass into Kasami, who in turn set up the fourth for substitute Seferovic to score with a powerful shot from just outside the box. Switzerland are next in action on 7 October against Georgia, a day after Croatia try for their first points of the section at home to holders Spain.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.12CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Croatia

Croatia

1
BürkiRoman Bürki (GK)
1
KalinićLovre Kalinić (GK)
2
R. FeltscherRolf Feltscher
2
AntolićDomagoj Antolić
Yellow Card58
3
DaprelàFabio Daprelà
3
Kukoč-PetraelloTonći Kukoč-Petraello
4
P. KochPhilippe Koch (C)
4
GlumacTomislav Glumac
5
AffolterFrançois Affolter
5
PavlovićMateo Pavlović (C)
Yellow Card56
6
BuffOliver Buff
Substitution81
6
ŠovšićDamir Šovšić
Substitution62
7
SchönbächlerMarco Schönbächler
7
BrozovićMarcelo Brozović
8
TokoNzuzi Toko
Goal62
8
Mateo KovačićMateo Kovačić
Substitution46
9
DrmicJosip Drmic
Substitution65
9
ŠitumMario Šitum
10
KasamiPajtim Kasami
Goal79
10
VujičevićDario Vujičević
11
St. ZuberSteven Zuber
Goal8
Yellow Card52
Substitution87
11
SliškovićPetar Slišković
Substitution70

Substitutes

12
SiegristBenjamin Siegrist (GK)
12
VasiljMarko Vasilj (GK)
14
R. KochRaphael Koch
Substitution87
13
PaurevićIvan Paurević
15
WissAlain Wiss
Substitution81
14
ŠarićTomislav Šarić
16
WüthrichSébastien Wüthrich
15
TrebotićDinko Trebotić
Substitution46
17
PrijovicAleksandar Prijovic
16
ČulinaAntonini Čulina
18
SeferovicHaris Seferovic
Substitution65
Goal81
17
ČopDuje Čop
Substitution62
19
KamberJanick Kamber
18
LendrićIvan Lendrić
Substitution70

Coach

Pierluigi Tami (SUI) Ivan Šušak (CRO)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

Assistant referees

Çem Satman (TUR), Ekrem Kan (TUR)

Fourth official

Hakan Ceylan (TUR)

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