Qualifying round (Group 4 : GER / NED / SUI / BEL / WAL) - 27/04/2008 - 16:00CET (16:00 local time) - Des Géants - Ath
3-1
 

Belgium - Switzerland 3-1 - 27/04/2008 - Match page - UEFA Women's EURO 2009

The official website for European football

Belgium move above Switzerland

Published: Sunday 27 April 2008, 11.00CET
Belgium 3-1 Switzerland
Femke Maes scored twice as the Red Devils boosted their hopes of play-off place in Group 4.
by Berend Scholten
from Diest

Match statistics

BelgiumSwitzerland

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 4 : GER / NED / SUI / BEL / WAL

PPts
Germany Germany515
Belgium Belgium610
Netherlands Netherlands68
Switzerland Switzerland57
Wales Wales60
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Sunday 27 April 2008, 11.00CET

Belgium move above Switzerland

Belgium 3-1 Switzerland
Femke Maes scored twice as the Red Devils boosted their hopes of play-off place in Group 4.

Belgium defeated Switzerland 3-1 at the Stade des Géants in Ath to move from fourth to second in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 4 and boost their hopes of reaching the play-offs.

Maes opener
Having missed out on the chance to go second in a 2-2 against the Netherlands on Wednesday, Belgium started strongly today and opened the scoring after 25 minutes when Femke Maes was afforded the simplest of finishes following a misunderstanding in the Swiss defence. The visitors drew level 13 minutes later when forward Vanessa Bürki turned in a cross from the left.

Vital goal
But that was as good as it got for Switzerland as Belgium struck twice late on to claim the three points, Maes converting an 88th-minute free-kick and substitute Janice Cayman also scored from distance in the final minute. That goal was vital as Belgium had lost 1-0 in Switzerland so now have a head-to-head advantage over their opponents if they finish level on points.

Close race
With two games to go, Belgium are now two points ahead of the Netherlands and three in front of Switzerland, who have a game in hand. Reigning champions Germay, five points clear of Belgium, can clinch first place and book their place in Finland by winning in Eupen on 7 May. A day later Switzerland welcome bottom team Wales hoping they will be able to draw level on points with Belgium, with only the runners-up and four of the six third-placed teams in the group going into the play-offs.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.50CET

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/season=2009/matches/round=2381/match=85459/postmatch/report/index.html#belgium+move+above+switzerland

Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
Van PouckeGave Van Poucke (GK)
15
AbbéCaroline Abbé
2
CoutereelsMaud Coutereels
1
BrunnerMarisa Brunner (GK)
3
TimmermansAnnelies Timmermans
11
BürkiVanessa Bürki
Goal38
4
JaquesHeleen Jaques
Yellow Card84
10
DickenmannLara Dickenmann
5
Van De GoorHanne Van De Goor
4
GrafRahel Graf
Substitution89
6
ZelerAline Zeler
9
MeyerIsabelle Meyer
7
VerbruggenMarlies Verbruggen
Yellow Card79
Substitution86
16
SchäpperNicole Schäpper
Yellow Card87
8
MaesFemke Maes (C)
Goal25
Goal88
2
SchärerFranziska Schärer (C)
9
VerelstKristel Verelst
Substitution61
14
BeneyNoémie Beney
Substitution72
10
De CockNiki De Cock
5
KellerMarina Keller
11
HeiremansInge Heiremans
Substitution74
7
MoserMartina Moser
Substitution57

Substitutes

18
VanderauweraTina Vanderauwera
6
BernauerVanessa Bernauer
Substitution72
Yellow Card76
15
De RammelaereMarjorie De Rammelaere
Substitution61
3
BetschartSandra Betschart
Substitution57
12
Van HoutvenSofie Van Houtven (GK)
18
GrundbacherDésirée Grundbacher
16
SegersAnneleen Segers
8
SteineggerPrisca Steinegger
13
CaymanJanice Cayman
Substitution74
Goal90+1
12
ThalmannGaëlle Thalmann (GK)
17
StevensBerit Stevens
20
SarrasinMaeva Sarrasin
Substitution89
14
DemoustierAudrey Demoustier
Substitution86
13
HaeuptleNora Haeuptle

Coach

Anne Noë (BEL) Béatrice Von Siebenthal (SUI)

Referee

Jenny Palmqvist (SWE)

Assistant referees

Helen Karo (SWE), Anna Nyström (SWE)

Fourth official

Claudine Brohet (BEL)

Legend:

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