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Qualifying round - Group E

Slovenia - Switzerland
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Slovenia slip up at home to Switzerland

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 23.55CET
Slovenia 0-2 Switzerland
The visitors left Ljubljana with three Group E points courtesy of a goal apiece from Granit Xhaka and captain Gökhan Inler.
by Rok Šinkovc
from ŠRC Stožice
Slovenia slip up at home to Switzerland
Andraž Kirm (right) and Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner vie for possession ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Slovenia
Switzerland

0

Goals scored

2

13

Total attempts

9

2

Attempts on target

4

3

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

3

4

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

1

19

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

18

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 19:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 23.55CET

Slovenia slip up at home to Switzerland

Slovenia 0-2 Switzerland
The visitors left Ljubljana with three Group E points courtesy of a goal apiece from Granit Xhaka and captain Gökhan Inler.

Switzerland got their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign off to a successful start with a 2-0 Group E win against Slovenia in Ljubljana.

Granit Xhaka's first-half strike and Gökhan Inler's effort six minutes after the restart helped the visitors to a convincing victory in a match which never looked like ending any other way for Ottmar Hitzfeld's side.

Most of the chances came in an exciting first half, and it was the home side who came closest early on through Valter Birsa's free-kick and Armin Bačinović. However, Xhaka combined beautifully with his team-mates on the edge of the penalty area before firing past Jasmin Handanovič with 20 minutes on the clock.

Eren Derdiyok then struck a post after a goalmouth scramble as Slovenia struggled to stay in touch. Birsa and Tim Matavž provided simple tests for Diego Benaglio at the other end.

Inler stole the spotlight with a stunning goal that deserved to win any match. The SSC Napoli midfielder intercepted an errant ball in midfield, strode forward and unleashed a shot from 25 metres which arrowed past the reach of Handanovič.

Last updated: 08/05/14 8.43CET

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Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Switzerland

Switzerland

12Jasmin Handanovič (GK)1Diego Benaglio (GK)
2Mišo Brečko2Stephan Lichtsteiner
4Marko Šuler5Steve von Bergen
5Boštjan Cesar (C)7Tranquillo Barnetta
Yellow Card23
Red Card75
10Valter Birsa
Substitution61
8Gökhan Inler (C)
Goal51
13Bojan Jokić9Eren Derdiyok
14Zlatko Dedič
Substitution55
10Granit Xhaka
Goal20
Substitution85
17Andraž Kirm
Yellow Card59
11Valon Behrami
18Aleksandar Radosavljevič
Substitution80
13Ricardo Rodriguez
Yellow Card90+1
21Armin Bačinović20Johan Djourou
23Tim Matavž23Xherdan Shaqiri
Substitution74

Substitutes

1Jan Oblak (GK)21Yann Sommer (GK)
3Dejan Kelhar12Marco Wölfli (GK)
6Darijan Matič3Reto Ziegler
7Mirnes Šišić4Jonathan Rossini
8Jasmin Kurtič
Substitution80
6Adrian Winter
9Zlatan Ljubijankič
Substitution55
14Valentin Stocker
11Etien Velikonja15Blerim Dzemaili
Substitution74
15Andraž Struna16Gelson Fernandes
Substitution85
16Dominic Maroh18Admir Mehmedi
19Josip Iličić
Substitution61
Yellow Card83
19Josip Drmic
20Nejc Pečnik22Alain Nef
22Aleš Mertelj

Coach

Slaviša Stojanovic (SVN) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Assistant referees

Mauro Tonolini (ITA), Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)

Fourth official

Luca Banti (ITA)

Legend:

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

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