Sloka - Jurmala 05/09/2013 - 16:00CET (17:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 5

Latvia - Switzerland
0-2
 

Latvia - Switzerland 0-2 - 05/09/2013 - Match page - Under-21 2015

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Switzerland seal win in Latvia

Published: Thursday 5 September 2013, 18.17CET
Latvia 0-2 Switzerland
First-half goals from captain Pajtim Kasami and Darko Jevtic ensured Switzerland opened qualifying Group 5 with victory.
by Evgeny Polyakov
from Sloka stadium
Switzerland seal win in Latvia
Fulham FC's Pajtim Kasami opened the scoring ©Action Images
 

Match statistics

Latvia
Switzerland

0

Goals scored

2

7

Total attempts

13

2

on target

6

4

off target

3

1

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

10

1

Offsides

2

4

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

13

11

Fouls suffered

15

Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Switzerland

Switzerland

1Grigorjevs (GK)
23
1Spiegel (GK)
90+1
2Jagodinskis (C)2Widmer
3Plendišķis3Benito
4Barinovs4Ar. Ajeti
7Kļuškins
79
5Decarli
8Isajevs
68
89
6Buff
84
9Jermolajevs
65
7Jevtic
36
67
10Karašausks8Kasami (C)
24
11Savaļnieks
27
78
9Ben Khalifa
13Giļničs10Frey
75
14Čistjakovs11Khelifi

Substitutes

12Varažinskis (GK)12Brecher (GK)
5Joksts14Martignoni
6Rei
65
15Djimsiti
15Šadčins
78
16Freuler
18Loginovs17Veloso
84
19Ulimbaševs
89
18Miani
67
20Flaksis19Tabakovic
75

Coaches

Dainis Kazakevičs (LVA) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Christos Nicolaides (CYP)

Standings

  
Published: Thursday 5 September 2013, 18.17CET

Switzerland seal win in Latvia

Latvia 0-2 Switzerland
First-half goals from captain Pajtim Kasami and Darko Jevtic ensured Switzerland opened qualifying Group 5 with victory.

Switzerland opened their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win in Latvia.

The home side had made a good start to Group 5 by beating Liechtenstein 4-0 in June, but on their return to Jurmala were outplayed. Following a quiet start, Switzerland took a 24th-minute lead through Pajtim Kasami and Darko Jevtic added the clincher before the break.

For the opener, Kasami took full advantage from 11 metres out when Latvia goalkeeper Dmitrijs Grigorjevs collided with Jevtic in the box. Jevtic himself scored 12 minutes later, turning the ball in after Grigorjevs could only parry Salim Khelifi's cross-cum-shot from the left.

Beaten in the play-offs for the 2013 finals but runners-up two years before, Switzerland picked up the pace after the break, with Michael Frey having a shot blocked on the line and late on Grigorjevs stopped Oliver Buff's free-kick.

Latvia also pushed and Artūrs Karašausks's long-range effort was tipped away from the top corner by Switzerland goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel, while some late free-kicks by Valerijs Čistjakovs came to nothing.

On Monday, Switzerland make the short trip to Liechtenstein. Latvia return to action against Ukraine on 14 October.

Last updated: 05/09/13 18.21CET

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