Two feats by Shaqiri and one by Seferovic straighten the Swiss European Championship, but the clear success on an alternate Turkey postpones the qualification discourse because Wales, despite the defeat at the Olimpico, retains the second place. But Petkovic can be proud of his team because victory is never in question, he redeems the lackluster evidence offered so far and the four points could reserve the qualification among the best third.
A convincing orchestral rehearsal conducted by the most experienced men. The brilliant Shaqiri is in a good evening and scores a double of excellent workmanship, the other striker Seferovic directs the match with a feat, the goalkeeper Sommer is decisive in the interventions especially on Muldur. The leader Xhaka participates in the party who directs the operations, packs an assist and takes a pole on punishment, confirming the positive references of Mourinho who strongly wants him to Rome. Rodriguez, Freuler and Zuber, author of two assists, also did well.
Gunes’s Turkey sadly leaves the scene. Last to zero points, the tournament fails. They look like fish out of water Calhanoglu and Demiral, who should lead by example, but can’t stand out. The defense is often caught off guard and Cakir must save various intricate situations. Well the two Sassuolo players Ayhan in midfield and above all Muldur, who rages on the left, and the midfielder Can Kahveci who briefly puts his team back into play with a nice goal. Some ideas, but without stinging, for Under.
In the challenge between disappointed, Switzerland is looking for a possible qualification, Turkey an unlikely one. But the Baku race is fun and with many chances on both sides. The Swiss, who are forced by the European to travel long by air, are getting off to a bad start. Turkey press and Ayhan slingshots into the net in the 4th minute but Sommer rejects well. Then Pektovic’s team takes off and presses but resolves with great long-range shots. The Turkish defense is approximate and at 6 ‘Seferovic invents a great shot from outside that passes between Demiral’s legs and bags into the corner. While Gunes’ team tries to regroup it is still Switzerland to sink the action. At 26 ‘elaborate action, then Zuber frees Shaqiri who finds an impressive right-footed shot, not his foot, which allows his team to secure success. Shaqiri has another great chance in the 28th minute but Cakir dismisses with his foot. Turkey begins to press harder and there is a personal challenge between Muldur and Sommer: three powerful conclusions (the last at 43 ‘after having overtaken three opponents) but the goalkeeper always rejects with excellent interventions.
In the second half, Switzerland becomes dangerous with Seferovic, then it is Turkey that reduces the distance with a beautiful conclusion from Can Kahveci. But it’s a flash in the pan. The Swiss start to press again: Shaqiri’s new trip is rejected on the 18th minute and then triples on the 23rd minute thanks to an assist from Xhaka. The defeat of Wales gives hope to Switzerland who must recover two more goals, but the feat is not accomplished despite Xhaka’s post on a free-kick in the 31st minute. Switzerland has a very good chance of finishing among the best thirds, Turkey returns home with their tails between their legs.