Switzerland take precious point

Published: Wednesday 9 May 2007, 10.27CET
Switzerland fought back to earn a point against the Netherlands in their qualifier for the UEFA Women's EURO 2009™ championships in Finland in front of 2000 fans.
Switzerland take precious point
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Match statistics

SwitzerlandNetherlands

Goals scored2
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 9 May 2007, 10.27CET

Switzerland take precious point

Switzerland fought back to earn a point against the Netherlands in their qualifier for the UEFA Women's EURO 2009™ championships in Finland in front of 2000 fans.

Switzerland fought back to earn a point in their qualifier for the UEFA Women's EURO 2009™ championships in Finland. In front of a crowd of 2m000 in Zug, Switzerland took a point to move them to the top of Group 4 after starting the campaign with a 1-0 win against Belgium.

Perfect start
It was the visitors from the Netherlands who got off to the perfect start when, with eleven minutes played, Manon Melis scored the opening goal. Switzerland forced their way back into the match via Nicole Schäpper's equaliser eight minutes before the interval.

Lucky escape
Switzerland had a lucky escape with Netherland's Liesbeth Michelsen failing to hold her nerve from the spot after being awarded a penalty for handball just two minutes after the interval. Nevertheless, all looked lost for the hosts when substitute Sabine van Eijck made it 2-1 to the Netherlands just five minutes from time.

Meyer goal
Switzerland never gave up though and were rewarded for their efforts in the third minute of added time when Isabelle Meyer reacted quickest during a goalmouth scramble following a corner. Meyer's late strike earned her team an important point ahead of their most difficult qualifying game on 23 August, when they take on reigning European and World Champions Germany in Koblenz.

Last updated: 13/01/09 11.53CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Switzerland

Switzerland

Netherlands

Netherlands

15Caroline Abbé2Dyanne Bito
6Vanessa Bernauer8Linda Bos
Yellow Card51'
Substitution77'
1Marisa Brunner (GK)4Marloes de Boer (C)
Yellow Card43'
11Vanessa Bürki
Substitution11'
1Loes Geurts (GK)
5Fabienne Daetwyler5Petra Hogewoning
10Lara Dickenmann7Karin Legemate
4Rahel Graf9Manon Melis
Goal14'
Substitution86'
9Isabelle Meyer
Goal90+3'
Yellow Card90+3'
3Elisabeth Migchelsen
16Nicole Schäpper
Goal35'
11Sylvia Smit
2Franziska Schärer
Substitution63'
6Sherida Spitse
8Prisca Steinegger (C)10Karin Stevens
Substitution73'

Substitutes

3Sandra Betschart
Substitution63'
12Marije Brummel
12Janine Chamot (GK)18Claudia van den Heiligenberg
Substitution86'
18Désirée Grundbacher14Anouk Hoogendijk
Substitution77'
19Sandy Maendly16Nadja Olthuis (GK)
17Audrey Riat
Substitution11'
17Sabine van Eyk
Substitution73'
Goal84'
13Petra Tamagni13Miranda Verrips
15Jennifer Voss

Coach

Béatrice Von Siebenthal (SUI) Vera Pauw (NED)

Referee

Marina Mamayeva (RUS)

Assistant referees

Olga Zarenina (RUS), Anna Gnevysheva (RUS)

Fourth official

Eveline Bolli (SUI)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Switzerland

    Switzerland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Kazakhstan, 21 August 2010
  • Netherlands

    Netherlands

    Next match womensworldcup: v Belarus, 21 August 2010
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