ŠRC Stožice - Ljubljana 07/09/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Slovenia - Switzerland
0-2
 

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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

Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Switzerland

Switzerland

12J. Handanovič (GK)1Benaglio (GK)
2Brečko2Lichtsteiner
4Šuler5Von Bergen
5Cesar (C)7Barnetta
23
75
10Birsa
61
8Inler (C)
51
13Jokić9Derdiyok
14Dedič
55
10Xhaka
20
85
17Kirm
59
11Behrami
18Radosavljevič
80
13Rodriguez
90+1
21Bačinović20Djourou
23Matavž23Shaqiri
74

Substitutes

1Oblak (GK)21Sommer (GK)
3Kelhar12Wölfli (GK)
6Matič3Ziegler
7Šišić4Rossini
8Kurtič
80
6Winter
9Ljubijankič
55
14Stocker
11Velikonja15Dzemaili
74
15Andraž Struna16Fernandes
85
16Maroh18Mehmedi
19Iličić
61
83
19Drmić
20Pečnik22Nef
22Mertelj

Coaches

Slaviša Stojanovic (SVN) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 27/11/2014 15:12 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
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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