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Shaqiri scores twice as Switzerland beats Turkey at Euro 2020
Switzerland finished third in Group A and will likely qualify as one of the four best third-place teams. The Swiss will have to wait until other groups are finished for confirmation.
AP , Sunday 20 Jun 2021

Switzerland's midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group A football match between Switzerland and Turkey at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on June 20, 2021. AFP
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A lifeline for Switzerland. More misery for Turkey. Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals Sunday to give Switzerland a 3-1 victory over Turkey and a likely place in the round of 16 at the European Championship.
Winger Steven Zuber assisted all three Switzerland goals, with Haris Seferovic getting the first and Shaqiri putting in the next two.
Irfan Can Kahveci scored for Turkey, the only goal the team managed at Euro 2020.
Switzerland finished third in Group A and will likely qualify as one of the four best third-place teams. The Swiss will have to wait until other groups are finished for confirmation.
If Switzerland had scored two more goals, it would have overtaken Wales for second place in Group A and a guaranteed spot in the next round. The Welsh lost to Italy 1-0 in Rome.
Boos echoed around the stadium at the end of the match as Turkey exited after losing all three of its games. The team's goal difference was minus-7, the worst since the European Championship expanded to a 24-team competition in 2016.
Seferovic put Switzerland ahead in the sixth minute and hushed what had briefly been a raucous crowd. Under pressure from the Swiss defense, Zuber turned and played a pass for Seferovic, who placed his shot low into the far bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Zuber had a hand in Shaqiri's second goal as well in the 26th. Seferovic drew the Swiss defense to the left side of the box and played in Zuber, who found Shaqiri in the space created. The Liverpool winger had time to control the ball and curl it into the top-right corner, leaving the goalkeeper no chance.
Kahveci got Turkey back into the game with his own spectacular curled shot in the 62nd _ and was immediately substituted.
That woke up the pro-Turkey crowd in Baku, but Shaqiri soon broke away on a counterattack to restore the two-goal lead off Zuber's third assist.
Swiss keeper Yann Sommer kept his team in front with four big saves in the first half, three off shots from fullback Mert Muldur. Sommer was playing two days after he rejoined the team following a trip to Germany for the birth of his second child.
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