Stoke man and Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka score to complete turnaround in Kaliningrad
Xherdan Shaqiri’s 90th-minute goal gave Switzerland a vital 2-1 victory over Serbia in a thrilling World Cup Group E encounter in Kaliningrad.
The Stoke midfielder broke clear over halfway and went through on goal with Serbia at the other end of the pitch, slotting brilliantly under Vladimir Stojkovic after the Swiss had earlier been 1-0 down.
Serbia were fastest out of the traps and went ahead through Aleksandar Mitrovic’s header (5), but could have been further ahead before the break as Dusan Tadic and Dusko Tosic went close.
Serbia: Stojkovic (5); Ivanovic (5), Milenkovic (6), Tosic (5), Kolarov (6); Matic (6), Milivojevic (6); Tadic (8), Milinkovic-Savic (7), Kostic (6); Mitrovic (8)
Subs: Ljajic (5), Radonjic (NA)
Switzerland: Sommer (6); Lichtsteiner (5), Schar (5), Akanji (5), Rodriguez (6); Behrami (7), Xhaka (6); Shaqiri (8), Dzemaili (7), Zuber (7); Seferovic (5)
Subs: Gavranovic (7), Embolo (6), Drmic (NA)
Man of the match: Xherdan Shaqiri