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Serbia vs Switzerland

Kaliningrad Stadium
Jun 22, 2018 23:30 IST
Full Time
Mitrovic
(6')
Xhaka
(53')
Shaqiri
(91')
Milinkovic-Savic
(35')
Millivojevic
(40')
Matic
(46')
Mitrovic
(88')
Shaqiri
(91')
Switzerland beat Serbia (2 - 1)
  • Serbia
    SRB
    Switzerland
    SUI
  • 39%
    POSSESSION
    61%
  • 1
    GOALS
    2
  • 12
    SHOTS
    20
  • 3
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    5
  • 17
    FOULS COMMITED
    12
  • 4
    YELLOW CARDS
    1
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 0
    OFF SIDES
    3
  • 3
    CORNER KICKS
    7
Match Info
  • Tournament name FIFA World Cup, 2018
  • Venue Kaliningrad Stadium
  • Date Jun 22, 2018 11:30 PM IST
  • Attendance 33157
Match Completed
91'
Steven Zuber
Josip Drmic
91'
Shaqiri
91'
Shaqiri
88'
Mitrovic
82'
Luka Milivojevic
Nemanja Radonjic
74'
Blerim Dzemaili
Breel Embolo
65'
Filip Kostic
Adem Ljajic
53'
Xhaka
46'
Haris Seferovic
Mario Gavranovic
Half Time
46'
Matic
40'
Millivojevic
35'
Milinkovic-Savic
6'
Mitrovic
Kick Off

Serbia

4-2-3-1
  • 9
    Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 10
    Dusan Tadic
    20
    Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
    17
    Filip Kostic
  • 21
    Nemanja Matic
    4
    Luka Milivojevic
  • 6
    Branislav Ivanovic
    15
    Nikola Milenkovic
    3
    Dusko Tosic
    11
    Aleksandar Kolarov
  • 1
    Vladimir Stojkovic
MIDFIELDER
22
Adem Ljajic
Midfielder
7
Andrija Zivkovic
Midfielder
10
Dusan Tadic
Midfielder
17
Filip Kostic
Midfielder
4
Luka Milivojevic
Midfielder
16
Marko Grujic
Midfielder
21
Nemanja Matic
Midfielder
20
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
23
Marko Dmitrovic
Goalkeeper
12
Predrag Rajkovic
Goalkeeper
1
Vladimir Stojkovic
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
9
Aleksandar Mitrovic
Forward
8
Aleksandar Prijovic
Forward
19
Luka Jovic
Forward
18
Nemanja Radonjic
Forward
DEFENDER
11
Aleksandar Kolarov
Defender
2
Antonio Rukavina
Defender
6
Branislav Ivanovic
Defender
3
Dusko Tosic
Defender
14
Milan Rodic
Defender
13
Milos Veljkovic
Defender
15
Nikola Milenkovic
Defender
5
Uros Spajic
Defender

Switzerland

4-2-3-1
  • 9
    Haris Seferovic
  • 23
    Xherdan Shaqiri
    15
    Blerim Dzemaili
    14
    Steven Zuber
  • 11
    Valon Behrami
    10
    Granit Xhaka
  • 2
    Stephan Lichtsteiner
    22
    Fabian Schaer
    5
    Manuel Akanji
    13
    Ricardo Rodriguez
  • 1
    Yann Sommer
MIDFIELDER
15
Blerim Dzemaili
Midfielder
17
Denis Lemi Zakaria Lako Lado
Midfielder
16
Gelson Da Conceicao Tavares Fernandes
Midfielder
10
Granit Xhaka
Midfielder
8
Remo Freuler
Midfielder
14
Steven Zuber
Midfielder
11
Valon Behrami
Midfielder
23
Xherdan Shaqiri
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
21
Roman Buerki
Goalkeeper
1
Yann Sommer
Goalkeeper
12
Yvon Mvogo
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
7
Breel Embolo
Forward
9
Haris Seferovic
Forward
19
Josip Drmic
Forward
18
Mario Gavranovic
Forward
DEFENDER
22
Fabian Schaer
Defender
3
Francois Moubandje
Defender
20
Johan Djourou
Defender
5
Manuel Akanji
Defender
6
Michael Lang
Defender
4
Nico Elvedi
Defender
13
Ricardo Rodriguez
Defender
2
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Defender
90'
Group E standings
With the result, Switzerland is now tied with Brazil atop the group. Both sides have 4 points, with Serbia right behind them at 3 points. Brazil will play Serbia on June 27th in Moscow, while Switzerland will play Costa Rica in Nizhniy Novgorod on June 27th. Serbia needs a win over Brazil, or a draw and a Switzerland loss to advance, while Switzerland needs a win over Costa Rica, or a draw and a Brazil in to advance.
90'
And that's the match! Switzerland wins 2-1
And the referee has blown the whistle, ending the match with Switzerland winning 2-1 over Serbia. Two second half goals by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland the win. A questionable no call in the Swiss penalty area added some controversy to the match as Aleksandar Mitrovic was called for a foul when he went up for a header with two Swiss players drapped all over him.
90'
Shaqiri sends one just wide of goal
Xherdan Shaqiri gathers down another loose ball in the attacking half and sends a rocket toward goal but it goes wide left of net.
90'
Final Sub for Switzerland
Vladimir Petkovic and Switzerland makes their final sub with Josip Drmic replacing Steven Zuber.
90'
Stoppage Time added
Four minutes of stoppage time has been added to the match. If the result holds, Switzerland and Brazil will be atop the group with 4 points and both will only need a draw in their next match to advance.
90'
Yellow Card for Sahqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri is shown a yellow card for excessive celebration after his goal.
90'
Substitution
Josip Drmic (on). Steven Zuber (off). (Switzerland)
90'
Yellow Card
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
90'
Goal
Xherdan Shaqiri. Assist by Mario Gavranovic (Switzerland)
87'
Foul on Serbia ends attack
A foul by a Serbian player in the middle of the box on the corner kick ends a Serbian attack chance. And Aleksandar Mitrovic is shown a yellow card for dissent by the referee.
87'
Yellow Card
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia)
86'
Rodriguez's free kick is blocked
On the ensuing free kick, Ricardo Rodriguez left footed shot is blocked by the Serbian wall and goes out for a corner kick. The kick is taken by Rodriguez and that is blocked as well by Serbia and out for a throw-in.
85'
Matic fouls Shaqiri to set up a dangerous set piece
Nemanja Matic fouls Xherdan Shaqiri deep in the attacking half and sets up Switzerland with an excellent set piece opportunity about 25 yards from goal.
84'
Gavranovic's header is blocked by Stojkovic
A long ball is headed forward by Breel Embolo and right to the feet of Mario Gavranovic but he is unable to get a ton on the shot and Vladimir Stojkovic blocks it with one hand.
82'
Embolo sends a rocket on frame but Stojkovic is there
Breel Embolo finds a free ball in the attacking half and takes blistering shot on target but it is clearly seen by Vladimir Stojkovic and brought down by the Serbian keeper.
81'
Serbia makes their second sub
Mladen Krstajic and Serbia will make their second substitute of the match, with Luka Milivojevic leaving the match and being replaced by Nemanja Radonjic. Both teams now have one sub remaining.
81'
Substitution
Nemanja Radonjic (on). Luka Milivojevic (off). (Serbia)
74'
Gavranovic nearly gives Switzerland the lead but ruled offsides
Xherdan Shaqiri sends a brilliant through ball past the Serbian defense right to the feet of Mario Gavranovic who has a free run on goal, and is ruled offsides by the assistant referee.
73'
Switzerland Sub
Vladimir Petkovic and Switzerland makes their second sub of the match, sending on Breel Embolo for Blerim Dzemaili. Switzerland has one sub remaining for the match while Serbia has two.
73'
Substitution
Breel Embolo (on). Blerim Dzemaili (off). (Switzerland)
68'
Mitrovic can't finish the cross
Aleksandar Kolarov sends a perfect low cross through the goal mouth toward the back post but Aleksandar Mitrovic is just a step too slow and can't put the pass into the back of the net.
66'
A foul by Mitrovic ends Serbian attack
A foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic on Stephan Lichtsteiner ends a Serbian attack as the Serbian striker goes up for the header off the cross by Dusan Tadic.
64'
Serbia makes their first change
Mladen Krstajic and Serbia has made their first change, with Adem Ljajic entering the match and replaces Filip Kostic.
64'
Substitution
Adem Ljajic (on). Filip Kostic (off). (Serbia)
58'
WOODWORK!!!!
WOW!!!! Xherdan Shaqiri makes some amazing moves around two Serbian defenders on the right wing and whirls around, sending a curling ball toward goal but it clips the upper left corner of the goal and goes out. That was nearly something spectacular.
53'
GOAL!!!!!!!! We are tied!!!!
On the counter attack, Switzerland strikes back. A shot by Xherdan Shaqiri is blocked by Branislav Ivanovic inside the penalty area, but the loose ball bounces free all the way across the pitch to a waiting Granit Xhaka. And Xhaka doesn't miss this chance sending an absolute rocket into the right corner of the net to tie the match at 1.
52'
Mitrovic's header just over the bar
On Serbia's corner, Aleksandar Mitrovic rises up in the middle of the box but his header is just a few inches too high and goes out for the goal kick.
52'
Goal
Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
50'
Rodriguez sends it wide right
A nice cross by Xherdan Shaqiri is brough down by a teammate in the penalty area and then headed back to Ricardo Rodriguez just outside the area. Rodriguez takes a touch into the middle of the field and sends a shot toward goal but it goes wide right of goal for the goal kick.
46'
And the second half is underway.
The second half has started, there are no changes for Serbia who leads 1-0. If this result holds, Serbia will advance to the Round of 16 while Switzerland will have to battle against Costa Rica and hope for some help.
46'
Substitution
Mario Gavranovic (on). Haris Seferovic (off). (Switzerland)
45'
Halftime Sub for Switzerland
Vladimir Petkovic makes one change at halftime with Haris Seferovic leaving the match, being replaced by Mario Gavranovic.
45'
And that's the half, Serbia leads 1-0
The whistle has blown signaling the end of the first half. Serbia leads 1-0 on a 6th minute goal by Aleksandar Mitrovic. Serbia has controlled the tempo for most of the match, and has 8 shots with 3 on target. Switzerland had a golden chance late in the first half but Blerim Dzemaili can't be enough on the shot to get it past Vladimir Stojkovic.
45'
Yellow Card shown to Matic
Nemanja Matic is shown a yellow card by the referee for a late tackle in the midfield on Stephan Lichtsteiner.
45'
Stoppage time added
Two minutes of stoppage time has been added to the end of the first half.
45'
Yellow Card
Nemanja Matic (Serbia)
43'
Serbia's first corner
A blocked cross gives Serbia their first corner kick of the match. The kick taken curves into the middle of the six-yard but a diving Dusko Tosic misses the ball while attempting the header and the ball then deflects off Nemanja Matic and goes out for a goal kick.
39'
Second Yellow Card of the match
Luka Milivojevic tackles Xherdan Shaqiri late and from behind into the attacking half and is shown a yellow card by referee Felix Brych.
39'
Yellow Card
Luka Milivojevic (Serbia)
37'
Sommer makes the save to keep it 1-0
On the free kick by Aleksandar Kolarov, the ball is headed away by the Swiss defense but the loose ball falls right to Dusan Tadica who fires one on frame but Yann Sommer sees it all the way and makes the easy save.
36'
Foul by Schar sets up Serbia for a dangerous set piece
A foul by Fabian Schar on Aleksandar Mitrovic sets up Serbia with a dangerous set piece chance just outside the penalty area on the left wing.
34'
Yellow Card
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia)
33'
Yellow Card for Serbia
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is shown the first yellow card of the match after committing a dangerous high kick foul on Fabian Schar.
30'
Stojkovic denies Switzerland
A brilliant piece of passing gives Switzerland their first shot of target by Blerim Dzemaili but the midfielder is unable to get enough force on the shot to direct it past the Serbian keeper Vladimir Stojkovic. Steven Zuber set up the shot attempt with a great soft volley that dropped right near the penalty spot.
26'
Switzerland's header goes wide
Switzerland gains the match's first corner. And the corner taken by Ricardo Rodriguez result in a header that goes wide of net. Switzerland has yet to record a shot on target thus far in the match while Serbia has two.
23'
Serbian wall holds strong
Switzerland finally able to get some pressure in the attacking half with two shots toward goal but both are blocked by Serbian defenders and the ball is quickly cleared away back to midfield.
19'
Near Bicycle Kick for Serbia
Another cross by Dusko Tosic from the right wing finds Aleksandar Mitrovic who controls it off his chest and then tries to pull off the spectacular by attempting the bicycle kick at the edge of the penalty area but misses wide left of goal.
16'
Serbia taking control
A foul near the center circle on Switzerland gives Serbia a quick restart and they nearly take advantage. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic finds himself all alone at the top of the penalty area but his right-footed shot goes well left of goal.
14'
Another chance goes just high for Serbia
Branislav Ivanovic runs down a long ball down the right wing and on a brilliant one-time volley sends a cross to the top of the penalty area and right to the head of Aleksandar Mitrovic who sends it toward goal but it is just high and goes over the crossbar.
10'
Shot pulled wide of net
Ricardo Rodriguez makes a great run down the left wing, wrestles the ball away from a Serbian defender and sends a great outswinging cross right to the middle of the penalty area. But Blerim Dzemaili is unable to control the shot and pulls it wide right of goal.
9'
Switzerland tries to get back into the match
Switzerland has amped up the pressure these past few minutes, forcing the ball upfield but their attack is stopped due to a foul call right near the corner flag, allowing Serbia to clear the ball on the ensuing free kick.
6'
SERBIA TAKES THE LEAD
Right after the first amazing chance by Serbia just a minute ago, Serbia gets the ball right back and converts for the lead. Another brilliant cross by Dusan Tadic from the right wing sets up striker Aleksandar Mitrovic with a strong header at the edge of the six-yard box, and the striker puts it past a frozen Yann Sommer to give Serbia the early 1-0 lead.
5'
Serbia nearly takes early lead
A brilliant cross from the right wing by Luka Milivojevic is headed right on goal by Aleksandar Mitrovic but it is stymied by Yann Sommer with a dive. But Serbia has taken control of the match early on.
5'
Goal
Aleksandar Mitrovic. Assist by Dusan Tadic (Serbia)
4'
First shot goes high
Granit Xhaka uncorks the first shot of the match from well outside the penatly area but he is unable to get the ball to drop below the crossbar and it goes out for a goal kick.
3'
Physical play early
The match is off to a choppy and physical start as both sides are whistled for a foul early on.
1'
And we are underway
The match has begun. Serbia is in the red kits while Switzerland is in all white. Switzerland controls from the whistle moving right to left.
0'
Weather Report
It is 60 degrees in Kaliningrad, Russia this evening. The sun is out after rain came through earlier in the day. And it looks to be an absolute perfect night for soccer.
0'
Lineups are out
Both sides tonight are coming out in matching 4-2-3-1 formations. The key players for tonight's match on Serbia will be midfielder Nemanja Matic and forward Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored 6 goals in World Cup Qualifying. On Switzerland, all eyes will be on Xherdan Shaqiri and Steven Zuber, who scored against Brazil.
0'
No serious injury for Swiss' Behrami
Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami suffered a thigh muscle strain late in the match against Brazil, but after tests showed the the injury wasn't serious, he is back in the lineup this evening. Behrami was one of several Switzerland players who took on Brazil star Neymar and really disrupted the star's play in their meeting on June 17th.
0'
Previous Match for Switzerland
In Switzerland's first match of the 2018 World Cup, they faced powerhouse Brazil in Rostovna-Donu. The physical match ended in a 1-1 draw with Steven Zuber netting a 50th minute header to even the score.
0'
Previous Match for Serbia
In Serbia's first match of the 2018 World Cup, they defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in Samara, with Aleksandar Kolarov scoring in the 56th minute off a free kick. The 1-0 scoreline has been very familiar to Serbia as the country's last four victories at a World Cup have been by that score.
0'
Group E match-up: Serbia vs. Switzerland
The match between Serbia and Switzerland will finish Group E's second match day. Tonight is a swing match for both sides, as Serbia looks to regain top footing in the group with a win or draw while Switzerland tries to follow in Brazil's example by winning their second match of the tournament.