Xherdan Shaqiri was at his effervescent best
Xherdan Shaqiri struck two of four high-quality goals as Switzerland confirmed Turkey’s exit and gave themselves hope of reaching the EURO 2020 knockout stages.
The 3-1 triumph over Turkey in Baku produced flashes of what Switzerland are capable of, and took them up to four points in the Group A standings, but they will only know in the next few days whether it is enough to advance to the last 16.
Turkey began brightly in Baku, but fell behind to Switzerland’s first attack of the game when Haris Seferovic opened the scoring for Switzerland in the sixth minute
Turkey’s hopes were already fading fast. On 26 minutes they all but vanished as Shaqiri thumped in from long range to add another pearl to his collection. It was clinical stuff from Switzerland.
The Liverpool playmaker had time to control the ball and curl it into the top-right corner, leaving the goalkeeper no chance.
The likes of Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Breel Embolo are capable match winners — as Sunday’s double from Shaqiri against Turkey showed.
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