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Final tournament - Group stage - Group E

Switzerland - France
2-5
 

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Flourishing France sweep aside Switzerland

Published: Friday 20 June 2014, 23.10CET
Switzerland 2-5 France
Two early goals in as many minutes set the tone as Didier Deschamps' charges blew away Switzerland, who were five down before scoring twice.

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Match statistics

Switzerland
France

2

Goals scored

5

13

Total attempts

19

5

Attempts on target

10

8

off target

7

3

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

3

1

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

15

15

Fouls suffered

8

Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

France

France

1Benaglio (GK)1Lloris (GK) (C)
2Lichtsteiner2Debuchy
5Von Bergen
9
3Evra
8Inler (C)4Varane
9Seferovic
70
5Sakho
66
10Xhaka
87
6Cabaye
89
11Behrami
46
8Valbuena
40
82
13Rodriguez9Giroud
17
63
18Mehmedi10Benzema
32
67
20Djourou14Matuidi
18
23Shaqiri18Sissoko
73

Substitutes

12Sommer (GK)16Ruffier (GK)
21Bürki (GK)23Landreau (GK)
3Ziegler7Cabella
4Senderos
9
11Griezmann
82
6M. Lang12Mavuba
7Barnetta13Mangala
14Stocker15Sagna
15Dzemaili
46
81
17Digne
16Fernandes19Pogba
63
17Gavranović20Rémy
19Drmić
70
21Koscielny
66
22Schär22Schneiderlin

Coaches

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Didier Deschamps (FRA)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 21/06/2014 01:55 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 20 June 2014, 23.10CET

Flourishing France sweep aside Switzerland

Switzerland 2-5 France
Two early goals in as many minutes set the tone as Didier Deschamps' charges blew away Switzerland, who were five down before scoring twice.

France surged three points clear at the top of Group E with five different goalscorers flooring Switzerland in Salvador.

Ottmar Hitzfeld's men never recovered from conceding twice in as many minutes to Olivier Giroud (17) and Blaise Matuidi, and though Karim Benzema let them off the hook from the penalty spot a third goal eventually arrived in the 40th minute through Mathieu Valbuena. France refused to ease off after the interval and were rewarded further as Karim Benzema (67) added number four and Moussa Sissoko a fifth before Switzerland summoned two late consolations.

Switzerland's game plan was thrown into turmoil early on when Steve von Bergen was forced off with a facial injury but that was nothing compared to the upheaval they endured minutes later. Giroud produced a majestic leap and header back across goal that Diego Benaglio could only tip into the top corner and within a minute of the restart it was two. Switzerland squandered possession immediately and Benzema rolled in Matuidi to plant his finish inside the near post.

Hitzfeld's charges were in shock and their situation seemed destined to become more desperate when Johan Djourou clipped Benzema in the box to concede a penalty just past the half-hour mark. However, the striker's spot kick was parried by Benaglio and Yohan Cabaye could only rifle the rebound against the bar. Respite was brief, though, as a flowing counterattack from a Switzerland corner released Giroud down the left flank and his cross was hammered in by Valbuena.

France remained relentless after half-time though it took until midway through the second period for them to score again, Philippe Senderos only helping on substitute Paul Pogba's deft pass and Benzema slipping his shot under Benaglio. Six minutes later it was five with Benzema again pivotal as he threaded Sissoko in on goal with another unerring finish the result.

Benaglio prevented further damage before Switzerland restored some respectability to the scoreline, Blerim Dzemaili (81) drilling in a free-kick from distance and Granit Xhaka (87) lashing a volley past Hugo Lloris. Switzerland face Honduras and France meet Ecuador in the final round of matches; Ecuador's 2-1 win against Honduras in Friday's late game means they join the Swiss on three points, leaving France needing just a point to make sure of progress.

Last updated: 21/06/14 14.53CET

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