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Drmic and Shaqiri help Swiss see sink Lithuania

Published: Sunday 14 June 2015, 23.16CET
Lithuania 1-2 Switzerland
Goals from Josip Drmic and Xherdan Shaqiri helped the visitors rally and keep themselves in the qualifying places in Group E.

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Match statistics

LithuaniaSwitzerland

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)32
 
68
Total attempts8
 
23
on target3
 
8
off target3
 
6
blocked2
 
9
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
14
Offsides1
 
4
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
19

Standings

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Published: Sunday 14 June 2015, 23.16CET

Drmic and Shaqiri help Swiss see sink Lithuania

Lithuania 1-2 Switzerland
Goals from Josip Drmic and Xherdan Shaqiri helped the visitors rally and keep themselves in the qualifying places in Group E.

Switzerland three points clear of third-ranked Slovenia after fourth straight win
• Fiodor Černych opens scoring for hosts on 64 minutes
Josip Drmic levels five minutes later from close range
• Xherdan Shaqiri wins it with his fourth Group E goal
Next qualifiers: Estonia v Lithuania, Switzerland v Slovenia (5 September)

Switzerland enhanced their prospects of UEFA EURO 2016 qualification after coming from behind to run out 2-1 victors against Lithuania in Vilnius.

Igoris Pankratjevas' side saw little of the ball before shocking their visitors when Fiodor Černych produced a clinical finish on 64 minutes. However, Lithuania's joy was short-lived as Josip Drmic levelled with a close-range finish five minutes later, before Xherdan Shaqiri wrapped up victory with a cool strike with six minutes remaining – to leave Switzerland three points clear of Slovenia in second place in Group E.

The Swiss set off in quest of their fourth successive win in the section lifted by news of Slovenia's 3-2 loss to England, and they dominated the early exchanges, Drmic firing over a presentable chance from inside the area. The hosts then squandered the best opening of the half; Johan Djourou conceded possession inside his own half and Vykintas Slivka was able to run through on goal, the 20-year-old Juventus midfielder denied only by the feet of the visitors' No1 Yann Sommer.

Lithuania goalkeeper Emilijus Zubas got down well to save a Ricardo Rodriguez drive in the approach to half-time, before producing a superb stop after the break to thwart Drmic's low effort. Then, eight minutes later, the hosts took the lead as Černych received an Egidijus Vaitkūnas cross from the left, rolled the challenge of Djourou and fired in a low effort for his second international goal.

The creative endeavours of Granit Xhaka and Shaqiri had brought few chances thus far, but on 69 minutes the latter delivered a menacing cross from the right which Fabian Schär headed across goal to leave Drmic to tap in. Shaqiri then thought he had scored before seeing the offside flag raised, only to register legitimately as he raced onto a pass from substitute Breel Embolo and steered a low finish into the bottom left corner for his fourth strike of the group stage.

Last updated: 16/06/15 0.03CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013966/postmatch/report/index.html#swiss+edge+lithuania

Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Switzerland

Switzerland

12
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
5
MikuckisTomas Mikuckis
Yellow Card90+2
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
7
D. ČesnauskisDeividas Česnauskis
Yellow Card83
Substitution86
8
InlerGökhan Inler (C)
Substitution57
8
VaitkūnasEgidijus Vaitkūnas
9
SeferovićHaris Seferović
Substitution57
9
MatulevičiusDeivydas Matulevičius (C)
10
XhakaGranit Xhaka
Yellow Card44
11
ŽulpaArtūras Žulpa
Substitution61
11
BehramiValon Behrami
14
KlimavičiusLinas Klimavičius
13
RodríguezRicardo Rodríguez
16
SlivkaVykintas Slivka
Substitution76
19
DrmicJosip Drmic
Goal69
Substitution81
18
PankaMindaugas Panka
Yellow Card44
20
DjourouJohan Djourou
22
ČernychFiodor Černych
Goal64
22
SchärFabian Schär
23
AndriuškevičiusVytautas Andriuškevičius
23
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Goal84

Substitutes

21
S. KlevinskasSaulius Klevinskas (GK)
12
HitzMarwin Hitz (GK)
2
VičiusGediminas Vičius
Substitution76
21
MvogoYvon Mvogo (GK)
3
FreidgeimasGeorgas Freidgeimas
3
EmboloBreel Embolo
Substitution81
4
KijanskasTadas Kijanskas
4
KloseTimm Klose
6
BaravykasRolandas Baravykas
5
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
10
LukšaVytautas Lukša
Substitution86
6
WidmerSilvan Widmer
13
MikoliūnasSaulius Mikoliūnas
7
F. FreiFabian Frei
15
ChvedukasKarolis Chvedukas
Substitution61
Yellow Card89
14
StockerValentin Stocker
17
KuklysMantas Kuklys
15
DžemailiBlerim Džemaili
Substitution57
19
SpalvisLukas Spalvis
16
FernandesGelson Fernandes
20
SirgėdasGratas Sirgėdas
17
KasamiPajtim Kasami
18
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
Substitution57

Coach

Igoris Pankratjevas (LTU) Vladimir Petković (SUI)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

David McGeachie (SCO), Graham Chambers (SCO)

Fourth official

Stuart Stevenson (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

John Beaton (SCO), Andrew Dallas (SCO)

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