Xherdan Shaqiri keeps Switzerland’s Euro 2020 hopes alive with win over Turkey
Xherdan Shaqiri kept Switzerland’s hopes of reaching the knockout phase of Euro 2020 with two goals in the win over Turkey on Sunday.
Turkey exit the competition after a third straight defeat while the Swiss hope to progress to the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams after finishing level with second-placed Wales on four points but behind on goal difference.
Italy beat Wales 1-0 in the other group match after the Welsh were reduced to 10 men in the second half.
Haris Seferovic opened the scoring for Switzerland in the sixth minute when he took a pass from Steven Zuber before pivoting and driving a left-footed shot into the net from just outside the penalty area.
Switzerland doubled their lead in the 26th minute after Zuber picked up a blocked shot and slipped it to Shaqiri who took a touch and then unleashed a vicious long-range shot that gave the sprawling keeper no chance.
He doubled his tally in the 68th minute when he swept home a cross on the counter, minutes after Irfan Can Kahveci had pulled a goal back for Turkey.
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