Dickenmann keeps Swiss going

Published: Thursday 8 May 2008, 1.45CET
Switzerland 2-0 Wales
A goal in each half from Lara Dickenmann kept Switzerland in the race for play-off places.
Dickenmann keeps Swiss going
Swiss fans had reason to cheer in Oberdorf ©Keystone

Match statistics

SwitzerlandWales

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Thursday 8 May 2008, 1.45CET

Dickenmann keeps Swiss going

Switzerland 2-0 Wales
A goal in each half from Lara Dickenmann kept Switzerland in the race for play-off places.

A goal in each half from Switzerland's Lara Dickenmann kept her side in the race to reach the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ play-offs while condemning Wales to another narrow Group 4 loss.

EURO chance
While Germany have confirmed their place in Finland next year as group winners, Switzerland can still reach the finals via the play-offs which feature group runners-up and the four third-placed teams with the best record against the rest of the top four in their pool. Switzerland sit third in the section, level on points with second-placed Belgium but with a game in hand.

Two-goal burst
Wales' resistance was broken a minute before the break when Dickenmann scored her first, with the midfielder's second coming from the penalty spot after 76 minutes in Oberdorf. Switzerland are not in action again until late August when they meet the Netherlands when they almost certainly must win to have a chance of second place, considering they then meet Germany, who Wales conclude their fixtures against later this month.

Last updated: 09/05/08 8.26CET

Related information

Lineup

Switzerland

Switzerland

Wales

Wales

1Marisa Brunner (GK)1Rhian Nokes (GK)
2Franziska Schärer2Nicola Cousins
Yellow Card85'
Substitution86'
4Rahel Graf3Natalie Holt
5Marina Keller4Sally Wade
7Martina Moser5Emma Jones (C)
8Prisca Steinegger (C)
Substitution66'
6Kerrie Manley
Yellow Card83'
10Lara Dickenmann
Goal44'
Goal76'
7Kala Morgan
Substitution46'
11Vanessa Bürki
Substitution55'
8Katie Daley
15Caroline Abbé9Michelle Emma Green
16Nicole Schäpper
Substitution76'
10Cheryl Foster
Substitution73'
18Désirée Grundbacher11Gwennan Harries
Yellow Card6'

Substitutes

12Gaëlle Thalmann (GK)21Lauren Wells (GK)
3Sandra Betschart12Carla Parfitt
6Vanessa Bernauer14Charlotte Miller
9Isabelle Meyer
Substitution76'
15Natasha Harding
Substitution86'
14Noémie Beney
Substitution66'
16Loren Dykes
Substitution46'
19Ramona Bachmann
Substitution55'
17Joanne Edwards
Substitution73'
20Maeva Sarrasin18Lauren Townsend

Coach

Béatrice Von Siebenthal (SUI) Adrian Tucker (WAL)

Referee

Ilonka Milanova Djaleva (BUL)

Assistant referees

Kamena Georgieva (BUL), Ekaterina Marinova (BUL)

Fourth official

Rahel Knecht (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
  • Wales

    Wales

    Next match womensworldcup: v Azerbaijan, 21 August 2010
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