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Shaqiri has done it again. Incredible top-nine shot saved Yakin and Switzerland at Euros

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 05:14:08

Shaqiri has done it again. Incredible top-nine shot saved Yakin and Switzerland at Euros

Anatoly Romanov June 20, 2024, 00:20 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

In the match against Scotland, the Swiss had to save themselves and defend themselves.

Scotland and Switzerland tied in the second round of Euro 2024. Thanks to this result, the German team remained the sole leader of Group A in terms of points.

The Swiss team, after winning the 1st round, changed one player at base, and the Scottish team, after the defeat, changed two. In Steve Clarke’s team setup, McGinn’s position caught the eye. The Scots’ main creative force actually played as a second striker alongside Che Adams. Surprisingly, the Swiss were left on the bench and Hungarian goalscorer Kwadvo Dua remained on the bench. Former Spartak coach Murat Yakin opted for the “old” Shaqiri and he was not wrong.

The situation of the tournament forced the Scottish team to attack with more boldness. In the opening of the match, Clark’s team achieved a series of set pieces, however, none of them generated scoring opportunities. Then the rivals began a real fight on the field, biting each other with pressure and counterpressure. We had to wait until the 13th minute for the first shot, but it was worth it: the Scots scored immediately! Our standards didn’t work, but we managed to take advantage of someone else’s corner. After a clearance from the area, the Scottish team organized a three-on-three counterattack and McGregor passed the ball to McTominay, who supported the attack with a second pace. The Manchester United midfielder sent the ball on goal, but directly into Sommer’s hands. And then the top scorer of Euro 2024 intervened: an own goal! Defender Cher became the fifth player to score in his own goal. The own goal apparently increased his transfer value by several million. Although the goal was later controversially attributed to McTominay.

Scotland – Switzerland

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Now Switzerland had to play first. Yakin’s team tried to open the Scottish defense on the wings and half wings; Bologna left back Aebischer, hero of the match against Hungary (goal + pass), played a flexible role. And “bringing in” his opponent, the right back of the Scottish national team Ralston, helped the Swiss recover. Unable to find a better solution under pressure, he rolled the ball back. Shaqiri seemed to feel that that would be the case! Sherdan fired a crazy shot into the top corner from inside the penalty area. By the way, this is his 10th anniversary goal in big tournaments.

In general, the first half was in favor of Switzerland in terms of shots (6:3, on goal – 3:2). In terms of accurate passes in the rival third, Yakin’s team also surpassed its rivals by more than one and a half times. The Swiss scored again before the break, but Ndoye’s goal was disallowed by his own offside. The Bologna forward rushed forward.

At the beginning of the second half, Scotland raised the lines and increased the percentage of possession, but Clarke’s team lacked ideas with the ball. And after the break we waited a long time for the first blow: a full 10 minutes. The Swiss inflicted it. Then, at the end of the hour mark, Ndoye himself had the opportunity to score. The forward eliminated Tierney, who was injured in this episode (the defender was carried away on a stretcher) and built a one-on-one approach. But even here he wasted a good opportunity.

Scotland – Switzerland

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If you can’t score in the game, standards can always come to the rescue. Especially the British. Halfway through the half, the Scots almost found water in the desert and Sher was close to becoming the main antihero of the entire second round of Euro 2024. The Swiss defender lost his breath in his own area after taking a free kick and Hanley, who pushed, headed home. The bar saved Yakin’s team from the worst.

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In the end the Scots opened up and the game became really fun. Clark’s team found the ball in the Swiss area, then went on the counterattack and missed Embolo, who went one on one with goalkeeper Gunn. But this goal was the second disallowed by the Swiss due to offside. In fact, the attacker took another step or two.

Despite the fact that the last minutes passed with a great advantage for the Scottish team, which launched crosses into the Swiss area and finally surpassed them (12:11, but 3:4 in the goal), Yakin’s team defended itself and came closer to the playoffs. Before the last round, the Swiss team has a three-point lead over the Scots and four points over the Hungarians. Ahead is a meeting with Germany, which is no longer particularly motivated.

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