Thursday , May 6 2021

League of Nations: Switzerland – Belgium, match results



  • Switzerland must win against Belgium to have the opportunity to advance to the final tournament
  • The hosts lead with 3: 2, but they start the match poorly
  • In the end, Helwets managed to get the next goal and, making it almost impossible, win a promotion

Before the meeting, Helvet hoped that they would defeat Belgium and advance to the final tournament of the League of Nations. Admittedly, the draw was enough for the visitors, and even a one-goal defeat, if they managed to score two goals, but the Swiss supporters were full of confidence in their players.

At the start of the match, the Belgians gave them cold showers. Already in the second minute a catastrophic error was made by one of the home defenders, who jerked in the penalty area, playing the ball straight at the foot of Thorgan Hazard. Belg had no problem to beat the Swiss goalkeeper and score 1-0 for the visitors. A quarter of an hour later the same player returned to the shooter list. Borussia Moenchengladbach's player decided to attack from behind the penalty box and beat Yann Sommer who stood in the Swiss goal.

When the host seems to be in a losing position, the image of the game really changes. In the 25th minute in the penalty box Thibaut Courtois slipped into rivals and referee Daniele Orsato, despite protests from guests, acknowledging that the Belgian goalkeeper fouled and pointed to the eleventh meter. Ricardo Rodriguez came close and confidently took a penalty. Five minutes later there is a tie. Xherdan Shaqiri and Haris Seferović pushed the ball into the net from the closest distance after playing long.

One minute before the end of the regular time of play, something is not expected by anyone. Edimilson Fernandes played flat on the eleventh meter where Seferović was waiting, who hit the first ball and put the ball in the corner, not giving the Belgian keeper the chance to win his second goal in the match. They descended into the Szwajcrzy dressing room, leading 3: 2, returning from a very long journey.

After changing sides, Belgium attacked again. Eden Hazard played well with the ball, he scored from the sixteenth line, but Sommer showed himself on the good side. In the 57th minute with a friend, the hosts had the opportunity to raise the score. On the free kick from outside the box, Shaqiri decided to go to the bar.

In the 62nd minute, fans gathered at the stadium in Lucerne exploded with excitement. After a cross from the right side of the field Nico Elvedi with a head strike scored the fourth goal for Switzerland, who led 4: 2 at the time and one foot in the last tournament.

In the end there was a lot of excitement and both teams created many situations. The hosts showed, however, that they had large amounts of ambition and they scored another goal. After a minor attack, Seferović pushed the ball back into the penalty area, which shot Courtois's header and lifted the score to 5: 2.

The Belgian can only answer Eden Hazard's bar. Switzerland managed to defend the three goals that led to the final whistle and they, after a fantastic match, managed to advance to the final tournament of the League of Nations.

Switzerland – Belgium 5: 2 (3: 2)

aim: Ricardo Rodriguez (26 – Penalty), Haris Seferović (31, 44, 84), Nico Elvedi (62) – Thorgan Hazard (2, 17)


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