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Liechtenstein buried by second-half avalanche

Published: Monday 9 September 2013, 22.10CET
Liechtenstein 0-6 Switzerland
Goalless after 62 minutes, six different scorers then struck for the visitors in Vaduz to earn a second successive away qualifying win.
by Miron Goihman
from Rheinpark
Liechtenstein buried by second-half avalanche
Haris Tabakovic struck Switzerland's fifth ©Marko Djurić

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Published: Monday 9 September 2013, 22.10CET

Liechtenstein buried by second-half avalanche

Liechtenstein 0-6 Switzerland
Goalless after 62 minutes, six different scorers then struck for the visitors in Vaduz to earn a second successive away qualifying win.

Switzerland struck six second-half goals in Vaduz to make it two away wins on the trot in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5.

Starting to feel the nerves after being kept at bay for over an hour, Pajtim Kasami's 63rd-minute goal opened the floodgates. Mergim Brahimi, Max Veloso, Darko Jevtic, Haris Tabakovic and Nassim Ben Khalifa all found the target before full time.

The goals may not have been forthcoming before the break but it was non-stop Swiss pressure in the first half. Ben Khalifa was denied by Lorenzo Lo Russo in the home goal and hit the woodwork late on in the period's two most glaring openings.

The hosts, who conceded nine goals in their first two outings, continued to hold out after the break, but the pressure was ramped up and Kasami eventually opened the scoring as he headed in Silvan Widmer's cross. It took Brahimi just six minutes to double the lead.

The scorer of the second set up Veloso to slide in, and within a minute it was four courtesy of Jevtic's first-touch finish. Tabakovic and Ben Khalifa wrapped things up meaning the Swiss stand in good stead ahead of their first home match of the 2015 qualifying campaign when Croatia visit on 14 October.

Last updated: 05/06/15 9.34CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
Lo RussoLorenzo Lo Russo (GK)
1
SpiegelRaphael Spiegel (GK)
2
EberleFabian Eberle
Yellow Card62
Substitution71
2
WidmerSilvan Widmer
3
KaiserDario Kaiser
3
BenitoLoris Benito
4
FoserPascal Foser
4
Arlind AjetiArlind Ajeti
Yellow Card24
5
ZimmermannSamuel Zimmermann
5
DecarliSaulo Decarli
6
FlatzVinzenz Flatz
6
BuffOliver Buff
Yellow Card45
7
KühneSimon Kühne
Substitution84
7
JevticDarko Jevtic
Goal75
Substitution76
8
OspeltPhilipp Ospelt
8
KasamiPajtim Kasami (C)
Yellow Card44
Goal63
9
SeleMathias Sele (C)
Yellow Card49
9
Ben KhalifaNassim Ben Khalifa
Yellow Card34
Goal87
10
KieberNiklas Kieber
10
FreyMichael Frey
Substitution46
11
BrändleDaniel Brändle
Substitution77
11
KhelifiSalim Khelifi
Substitution63

Substitutes

12
P. MarxerPirmin Marxer (GK)
12
MvogoYvon Mvogo (GK)
13
KollmannNicola Kollmann
Substitution71
14
MartignoniBruno Martignoni
14
MaagStefan Maag
Substitution77
15
DjimsitiBerat Djimsiti
15
A. MarxerAlexander Marxer
Substitution84
16
FreulerRemo Freuler
16
WegmannSandro Wegmann
17
VelosoMax Veloso
Substitution63
Goal74
17
C. MarxerConstantin Marxer
18
BrahimiMergim Brahimi
Substitution46
Goal69
19
TabakovicHaris Tabakovic
Substitution76
Goal81

Coach

Heinz Fuchsbichler (LIE) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Dumitri Muntean (MDA)

Assistant referees

Andrei Bodean (MDA), Oleg Molceanov (MDA)

Fourth official

Sergiu Derenov (MDA)

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