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Switzerland with a spin-off against Belgium


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Switzerland – Belgium 5-2

Belgium led 2-0 away from Switzerland and seemed to cut into the group victory in the national league, but the Swiss woke up and did not survive until it was 5-2.

Before the end of the Sunday group in Luzern, Belgium lost only once in 31 final settlement and was in the semifinal with France in the World Cup this year. The number one in the FIFA rankings was to secure the group owner, but miraculously, Switzerland turned 0-2 to 5-2.

Thus, the Swedes won Group 2 in Division A of the National League. It also means going to the semifinals to be played in June next year.


Already after 66 seconds came the first score of the match. Swiss Nico Elvedi has completely lost a crossover in his own 16 meters. Thorgan Hazard hit the ball and failed to score 1-0.

Quarter later, Belgium reached a counterattack when Hazard got the ball to the right. Borussia Mönchengladbach quickly attacked the ball and from 16 meters shot Gladbach Elvedi's colleagues and goalkeeper Yann Sommer in the longest corner.

With 2-0, the Belgians looked comfortable, but after 25 minutes they played narrowly in the other direction. The first goal was Ricardo Rodríguez, who easily scored with a penalty after Thibaut Courtois.

Ellevill Turnover

The Swedes bent and, after 39 minutes, they were rewarded for the battle. Rodriguez joined Liverpool player Xherdan Shaqiri and headed for Haris Seferovic. The Benfica striker easily put the equalizer.

Two minutes before the break, the change was a fact. Edimilson Fernandes received a pass on the right, playing 45 degrees Seferovic, who placed the ball in the longest corner. The 16th national team scored 59 matches.

With the score, Switzerland received even more blood on the tooth, and the eyes hoped to win the group. A score that wants to push Belgium off the table. After 61 minutes, Shaqiri was awarded a free kick close to the byline for Elvedi. 0 – 1 was the score with 4-2.

Five minutes before the final, Seferovic became the great hero of the match when he nodded 5-2 and scored his first hat trick in the national team's shirt.

Iceland moved from group to division B with zero points and -12 in goal difference.

(© NTB)

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