UEFA Nations League - Group A2
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Nations League: Switzerland 6-0 Iceland

Xherdan Shaqiri
Shaqiri has scored 22 goals for Switzerland

Xherdan Shaqiri produced a dominant display as Switzerland thrashed Iceland 6-0 in the Uefa Nations League.

The Liverpool midfielder scored one goal and had a hand in two others as the hosts made a perfect start to their Group A2 campaign.

Shaqiri got Switzerland's third with a brilliant free-kick after goals from Steven Zuber and Denis Zakaria.

Haris Seferovic made it 4-0 before Albian Ajeti and Admir Mehmedi completed the rout.

Shaqiri was a constant menace from set pieces, with Seferovic and Mehmedi's goals coming following the former Stoke player's free-kicks.

Liverpool signed Shaqiri from the Potters for £13m in July, but he has yet to start for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Line-ups

Switzerland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Sommer
  • 2Mbabu
  • 22SchärBooked at 11mins
  • 5Akanji
  • 13Rodríguez
  • 17Zakaria
  • 10XhakaBooked at 82mins
  • 7EmboloBooked at 32minsSubstituted forAjetiat 65'minutes
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 14ZuberSubstituted forSowat 79'minutes
  • 9SeferovicSubstituted forMehmediat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Moubandje
  • 4Klose
  • 6Widmer
  • 8Freuler
  • 11Fernandes
  • 12Mvogo
  • 15Sow
  • 16Ajeti
  • 18Mehmedi
  • 19Gavranovic
  • 20Djourou
  • 21Kobel

Iceland

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Halldórsson
  • 2Saevarsson
  • 5Ingason
  • 6R SigurdssonBooked at 52mins
  • 23AF Skúlason
  • 19GíslasonSubstituted forSigurjonssonat 74'minutes
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 4Pálsson
  • 8BjarnasonSubstituted forBjarnasonat 65'minutes
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 17SigurdarsonSubstituted forKjartanssonat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fjóluson
  • 7Bjarnason
  • 9Sigthorsson
  • 11Kjartansson
  • 12Schram
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 14Árnason
  • 15Eyjólfsson
  • 16Sigurjonsson
  • 18Magnússon
  • 20Thórarinsson
  • 21Traustason
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
14,912

Match Stats

Home TeamSwitzerlandAway TeamIceland
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home21
Away3
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Switzerland 6, Iceland 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Switzerland 6, Iceland 0.

  3. Post update

    Albian Ajeti (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Victor Pálsson (Iceland).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Denis Zakaria (Switzerland).

  7. Post update

    Vidar Orn Kjartansson (Iceland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Mbabu (Switzerland).

  9. Post update

    Theodor Elmar Bjarnason (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland).

  11. Post update

    Victor Pálsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Switzerland 6, Iceland 0. Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Zakaria following a fast break.

  13. Booking

    Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland).

  15. Post update

    Vidar Orn Kjartansson (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Denis Zakaria (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Iceland).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Albian Ajeti (Switzerland) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Mbabu with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Iceland).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Switzerland. Djibril Sow replaces Steven Zuber.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 8th September 2018

As It Stood

A

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2Germany10100001
3Netherlands00000000

B

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1Switzerland11006063
2Belgium00000000
3Iceland100106-60

C

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1Poland10101101
2Italy10101101
3Portugal00000000

D

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1Spain11002113
2Croatia00000000
3England100112-10

E

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1Ukraine11002113
2Slovakia00000000
3Czech Rep100112-10

F

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1Russia11002113
2Sweden00000000
3Turkey100112-10

G

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1Bos-Herze11002113
2Austria00000000
3Northern Ireland100112-10

H

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1Wales11004133
2Denmark00000000
3R. of Ireland100114-30

I

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1Albania11001013
2Scotland00000000
3Israel100101-10

J

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1Finland11001013
2Greece11001013
3Estonia100101-10
4Hungary100101-10

K

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1Norway11002023
2Bulgaria11002113
3Slovenia100112-10
4Cyprus100102-20

L

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1Serbia11001013
2Montenegro10100001
3Romania10100001
4Lithuania100101-10

M

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1Georgia11002023
2Andorra10100001
3Latvia10100001
4Kazakhstan100102-20

N

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1Belarus11005053
2Luxembourg11004043
3Moldova100104-40
4San Marino100105-50

O

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1Faroe Islands11003123
2Azerbaijan10100001
3Kosovo10100001
4Malta100113-20

P

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1North Macedonia11002023
2Armenia11002113
3Liechtenstein100112-10
4Gibraltar100102-20
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