Serbia 2-3 Switzerland: Swiss through after exciting victory

By Rek Hanibal Published on December 03, 2022
Serbia 2-3 Switzerland: Swiss through after exciting victory

Switzerland, who knew a draw would be enough to qualify, took an early lead through former Stoke and Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri.

Serbia turned it around in the first half, going 2-1 up with goals from Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic and centre-forward partner Dusan Vlahovic - and they would have gone through as things stood.

The entertainment did not stop there, though, as Switzerland's Breel Embolo equalised on the stroke of half-time when he poked in from close range.

With Serbia needing to win, the second half promised further twists. Still, it was Switzerland who struck next - Embolo coolly flicking it on for Nottingham Forest's Remo Freuler to thump a half-volley into the net and make it 3-2 in their favour.

Further chances came for both sides, but Switzerland held on to set up a meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in the next round, while Serbia was eliminated.

Rek Hanibal

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