February 2, 2023
Serbia 2 v 3 Switzerland

Serbia 2 v 3 Switzerland

Switzerland defeated Serbia, 3-2, today (2), at Stadium 974, and confirmed its qualification for the round of 16. Qatar World Cup Second place in Group G led by Brazil.

The match was lively and, in addition to the five goals, saw two comebacks: Switzerland took the lead with Shaqiri, and saw Serbia come back with goals from Mitrović and Vlahović, only to get back into the lead again after goals from Embolo and Freuler to secure it. Knockout stage of the cup without relying on other results.

Switzerland was just one goal away from beating favorites Brazil and moving into first place. The 3-2 victory, which left them in second place, saw the European team face Portugal in the round of 16. The match is scheduled to take place next Tuesday (6), at 4 pm (Brasilia time), at the stadium. Lucille.

Serbia, in turn, stayed at the bottom of the key with only one point, and ended up being eliminated from the World Cup in Qatar.

Chance after chance!

Before the first minute of the match, it was already possible to realize that the first half would be busy. With seconds left on the clock, Switzerland created two clear chances on the same play and narrowly missed opening the scoring. Goalkeeper Vanga Milinkovic-Savic saved Serbia and saved transmissions from Embolo and Xhaka.

The crossbar blocks the Serbian goal

However, Serbia did not succumb to Swiss pressure at first and soon emerged. In the tenth, Zivković finished from outside the area and hit the post. Goalkeeper Copil, who replaced starter Sommer, who had the flu, in Switzerland, didn’t even jump on the ball, but blocked the goal after Vlahović parried the rebound.

Shakiri opened the scoring

It was Switzerland that took the lead. In the 19th minute of the opening phase, after a good move, he sent in Sou Shakiri, who shot in the first time to open the scoring. In celebration, the number 23 asked the Serbian fans to keep quiet, who booed him every time he touched the ball.

Shaqiri mocks the Serbs after scoring the first goal for Switzerland

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From 10 to 9 and everything is the same

After they left, Serbia started to take over Switzerland and it didn’t take them long to equalise. In the 26th minute, Tadic gave a beautiful cross to Mitrović with a header, without a chance for Koppel, and equalized the score.

Vlahovic turns to Serbia…

Serbia took advantage of the best moment of the match and managed to convert. In what appeared to be a lost play, Vlahović took advantage of a foul ball from Switzerland, finished off a low cross and crossed to score and give the Serbs the advantage. Like Shaqiri, the attacker made a “silent” gesture in celebration.

Dusan Vlahovic responds to Shaqiri's provocation during celebration of Serbia's second goal - Manan Vatsiajana/AFP - Manan Vatsiaana/AFP

Dusan Vlahovic responds to Shaqiri’s provocation during Serbia’s second goal celebration

Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

…but Embolo equalized again

But, again, the feature was short-lived. In a new team move, Switzerland leveled with Embolo, who took advantage of Vidmir’s low pass to drive into an empty net and once again leveled the game in the 43rd minute.

Rain of goals: Switzerland come back with a great goal

The second half returned as much as the first. Just two minutes later, Switzerland was already leading again. Vargas caught it in the area and heeled it in first, for Freuler to put the team back on top.

Clashes, arguments and motives

In the second half, the Swiss players came into contact with the Serbian reserves. The issue was quickly brought under control, but resulted in Rajković, the Serbian goalkeeper, being shown a yellow card. In the last minutes, a new confusion, with an exchange of pushes between the athletes inside the field. Shaka, who He made an obscene gestureMilenkovic was cautioned by the referee.

Serbia and Switzerland players disagree during the match - Javier Soriano/AFP - Javier Soriano/AFP

Players from Serbia and Switzerland face off during the match

Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP

data sheet

Serbia 2 x 3 Switzerland

Competition: World Cup third round of Group G
date and time: December 2, 2022 (Friday)
place: Stadium 974 in Doha (Qatar)
general: 41378
Rule: Fernando Andrés Rapallini (Argentina)
Assistants: Juan Pablo Pilati (Argentina) and Diego Yamel Bonfa (Argentina)
Video Assistant Referee: Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Yellow cards: Widmer, Vargas, Xhaka, and Schär (SWITZ), Serge Milinkovic – Savic, Pavlovic, Rajkovic, Mitrovic & Milinkovic (SIR)

Objectives: Shaqiri (SWITZ), at 19min/Q1 (0-1), Mitrović (SÉR), at 26min/Q1 (1-1), Vlahović (SÉR), at 34min/Q1 (2-1), Embolo ( SUÍ), at 43 ft / 1ºT (2-2) and Freuler, at 2 ft / 2ºT (2-3)

Serbia: Vanja Milinković; Savic Milinković, Velikovich (Gudelje) and Pavlović; Zivkovic (Radonic)Lukic, Sergey Milinkovic – Savic (Maksimović) and Kostići; Tadic (Djuric); Vlahović (Jović) and Mitrović. Technical: Dragan Stojkovic

Switzerland: kopecks. Widmer, Akanji, Char, and Ricardo Rodriguez; Freuler and Xhaka; Sue (Edemilson Fernandez), Vargas (Fasnacht) and Shkiri (Zakaria); Epiphany (Okafor). Technical: Murad Yakin

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