Swissporarena - Lucerne 11/09/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Switzerland - Albania
2-0
 

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Switzerland come good against Albania

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.00CET
Switzerland come good against Albania
Gökhan Inler roars after scoring his penalty ©Getty Images

Xherdan Shaqiri and Gökhan Inler scored the goals to make it a perfect start for Switzerland in FIFA World Cup Group G, with six points from a possible six.

Albania had a substantial support among the 15,960 crowd in Lucerne, with the visitors showing plenty of strength and tactical nous, as Switzerland struggled to make progress on a very wet surface. However, Granit Xhaka was able to tee up fellow Albanian-speaker Shaqiri for Switzerland's first goal, with the latter brushing past three opponents before finishing with a low shot.

Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Albania

Albania

1Benaglio (GK)1Ujkani (GK)
2Lichtsteiner2Lila
5Von Bergen4Dallku
48
8Inler (C)
68
88
5Cana (C)
9Derdiyok7Agolli
10Xhaka
90+1
8Bulku
11Behrami
31
73
11Vila
55
13Rodriguez15Mavraj
14Stocker
75
79
19Meha
20Djourou20Kukeli
73
23Shaqiri
22
22Bogdani
55

Substitutes

12Wölfli (GK)23Shehi (GK)
3Ziegler3Osmani
4Rossini6Veliu
6Winter9Çani
55
15Dzemaili
73
10Hyka
73
16Fernandes12Berisha (GK)
17Gavranović13Lilaj
18Mehmedi
79
14Arapi
19Drmić
90+1
16Sadiku
21Sommer (GK)17G. Lika
22Nef18Salihi
21Roshi
55

Coaches

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Giovanni de Biasi (ALB)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 20:17 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Switzerland
Albania

2

Goals scored

0

8

Total attempts

8

5

Attempts on target

3

3

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

3

0

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Drmić (in) - Xhaka (out) (Switzerland)
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Inler (Switzerland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    79
    Mehmedi (in) - Stocker (out) (Switzerland)
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Stocker (Switzerland) is cautioned by the referee.

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