Euro 2020 – Euro 2020: Switzerland crushes Turkey and clings to hopes of qualifying

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The Swiss national team defeated Turkey, by three goals to one, in the final round of the group stage of the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”.

The Swiss team’s hat-trick was scored by Haris Seferovic and Xherdan Shaqiri (two goals), while the Turkish team’s goal was scored by Irfan Kan Kahveci.

Switzerland finished third in the group stage with 4 points, while Turkey left the tournament empty-handed.

Match action:

Turkey made the first attempt in the match in the third minute, with a shot from Tovan from outside the penalty area that went over the crossbar.

Turkey almost opened the scoring in the 4th minute, with a missile shot from the border of an area through Ihan, which Somir starred in.

Despite Turkey’s strong start, Switzerland opened the scoring from the first attempt in the 6th minute, with a powerful ground shot from the edge of the penalty area through Seferovic, which went into the net.

Turkey tried to return to the match in the 16th minute, with a powerful shot from Mulder from the left side of the penalty area, which Somir successfully blocked.

Turkey continued its attempts to shoot from afar, and the attempt came this time through Tovan in the 23rd minute, but his ball crossed the crossbar.

Switzerland added the second goal in the 26th minute, with an arched shot from Shaqiri from the edge of the penalty area, which the Turkish goalkeeper failed to address.

Switzerland almost killed the match by adding the third goal, after Seferovic passed a distinctive intersection to Shaqiri in the 29th minute, and the latter was alone with the Turkey goalkeeper before he hit a ground ball that Cakir brilliance to remove to a corner kick.

Mulder fired a missile from outside the penalty area in the 33rd minute, Sommer pushed it to a corner kick, followed by Silk with a powerful shot from the edge of the area in the 37th minute, which went over the crossbar.

Mulder manipulated Switzerland’s defenses in the 43rd minute with a run near the center of the field, until he reached the penalty area and was alone with Sommer, firing the goalkeeper’s brilliance in stopping it, ending the first half with a 2-0 lead of Switzerland.

Switzerland started the second half with a powerful shot from Imboulo from inside the penalty area in the 52nd minute, Cakir shone in a corner kick.

Switzerland missed a real chance to add the third goal, after Impolo penetrated into the right side of the penalty area, sending a ground cross to Shakiri, completely uncensored, to hit a direct ball that went strangely over the crossbar in the 58th minute.

Seferovic manipulated Turkey’s defenses in the 61st minute, before hitting a ball from inside the penalty area, which Cakir narrowly missed to a corner kick.

Turkey reduced the difference in the 62nd minute, with a curved shot from Qahwaji from the edge of the penalty area, which smashed into Somir’s net.

The Swiss response came in the 65th minute, with a powerful shot from Shaqiri from outside the area, which the Turkey goalkeeper shone in.

Switzerland added the third goal in the 68th minute, after Shaqiri received a cross cross into the penalty area, firing a direct ball into the Turkish net.

Switzerland got a foul from the edge of the penalty area in the 77th minute, by Chaka, who fired a powerful ball that hit the post.

Turkey almost added the second goal through Onder in the 79th minute, with a missile shot from the edge of the penalty area, which went a little over the crossbar.

Mulder received a ground cross in the penalty area in the 90th minute, firing a direct shot that Sommer grabbed, and the match ended with the victory of Switzerland (3-1).







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