09.10.2021 – 23:24
Update: 10.10.2021 – 13:05
The national team defeated Northern Ireland with a very aggressive performance (but several errors in front of goal). The confrontation with Italy continues
It should be written somewhere in the football bible that it is never time for the fat cows for Switzerland against Northern Ireland. Of course, that victory was necessary to fuel the aspirations of the Geneva Murat Yak national team, the number one team in the group (synonymous with direct qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup), for the first time in its history it was more than a goal difference to beat the Irish, but again the task was not easy. Two Red-cross goals scored by Suber in the first half and Fasnach in the second half both fell during injury time after wasting several (too many) chances. Since the Irish actually represented an issue of the Swiss defense, the Hijaz ‘s subjects had only once completed the goal of Somer (8’ Akanji’s simplicity forced the goalkeeper to make an end to Washington ‘) could no longer be dangerous beyond the remaining 82’. But the fact that Switzerland failed to secure the result when given the opportunity left the dispute at the mercy of some unexpected Irish action that could have ruined what the Yak men did in a match. An aggressive air.
Statistics show the Swiss’ effort: Shakiri and his team-mates scored 25 times on the Peacock-Farrell defensive target, 7 goals in the face, 10 on the sidelines, while 8 shots were initially blocked. The dominance was facilitated by the dismissal of defender Lewis in the 37th overall: after the game director called the Irish at least four times, he was ordered to stop wasting time. Louis threw a yellow card under his nose and a few minutes ago grabbed Embolo indecently). With 10 left, Northern Ireland went further back into defense, but were able to create a huge chance that had never happened to Switzerland before. Embolo, Shakiri, Suber, Stephen and Fasnach had multiple chances to end the game. On an evening when he did not want to enter the ball in front of the tough defense of the guests, two goals resumed: the first was triggered by Embolo, whose approximate control was transformed into an assist for Suber, and the second with Fasnach, who re-utilized Embolo’s assist and presented himself alone in front of the visiting goalkeeper.
Compared to the match that took place a month ago in Belfast, and the two matches that Russia qualified for 2018 four years ago, which gave Rosocrosiatic, the quality of the performance performed by 19,000 people in Switzerland in Geneva was convincing. On the 4-2-3-1 field, which this national team has been familiar with since the early days of the Petkovic era, he was able to show extraordinary agility on the offensive front, despite being blocked by an opponent in a hedgehog defense. 0-0. Apparently, not everyone did their best, for the unstoppable Embabu on the wing, Stephen collected a few, while Embolo provided two assists (one more voluntarily), but he made a lot of mistakes in front of the goal. Froeler and Zachariah (goal after 4, but VAR canceled for Mbabu’s offside) assured substance in Shakka’s absence, Shakiri tried to make sense, but he collected a few, and minutes later he was off, unlike the usual Subaru – this is a comfortable consistency – can always give this team a lot. The only drawback of an evening that satisfied those present was that Akanji was out in the 53rd minute due to a nerve problem.
Must be successful and successful. Switzerland will love it, be convinced and calmly prepare for Tuesday’s trip to Lithuania to continue head-to-head with Italy for group leadership.
Mbabu, carried out the mission
The mission is over – Kevin Mbabu comments at the end of the game -. We are deceiving you to be patient. In the beginning it was not easy and in front of their very low defensive block, it was difficult to find places to create real opportunities. We may be satisfied with two goals, but our chances / goal ratio again remains very low. We have always said that this is an area we need to improve: it is something we still do not have to overcome the next step and can always compete on par with the best teams in the world. “
“I’m angry at many wrong opportunities at first – Bril Embolo added. – My job on the pitch is to make the team win. Today I’ll still have two assists.
Switzerland-Northern Ireland (1-0) 2-0
Networks: 45 ‘+ 3’ tube 1-0. 91 ‘Barrel Night 2-0.
Swiss: Summer; Mbabu (80 ‘Widmer), Akanji (53’ Shore), Elvedi, Rodriguez; Froller, Zachariah; Stephen, Shakiri (92 ‘Sow’), Suber (80 ‘Fasnach); Embolo (92 ‘Itton).
Northern Ireland: Peacock-Farrell; Ballard, Cathart, Brown (80 ‘Ferguson), Lewis; Davis, Thompson (80 ‘Jones), Savile, McNair; Dallas (86 ‘Bradley), Washington (63’ Magnesia)
Referee: Winsik (Slovenia)
Note: 19’129 Spectators. Switzerland without Shaka and Seferovic (injured). Lewis red card (second yellow) in the 37th minute. Booked: 23 ‘Louis. 88 “Bradley. 89 ‘Zacharias and Magnus
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