The representative of Switzerland excelled in the first half, but suffered in the second.  However, I managed to keep the lead over Hungary to start the appearance at the "Germany 2024" European Championship with victory.

On Saturday afternoon in Cologne, Germany won 3:1 against Hungary. The match was in Group A.

The first half left the impression that the difference in quality between the two representatives is huge.

In the 12th minute, the striker of Switzerland, Kwadwo Duah, scored a goal for 1:0. He scored after a nice assist from Michel Aebischer. In fact, an offside position was initially signaled, but after reviewing the situation in VAR, the goal was accepted.

Duah  he played only the second match for Switzerland. It debuted earlier this month.

Switzerland continued to dominate and scored the second goal in the 45th minute. Michel Aebischer shot beautifully from distance for the score 2:0.

The second half also started well for Switzerland. But gradually Hungary took control on the field. Barnabas Varga made it 2:1 in the 66th minute. He scored with a header from close range after winning the duel with the Swiss defender. Hungary tried to equalize the score, but Switzerland succeeded  to resist to the end for three very important points. At the very end, in the 93rd minute, Breel Embolo scored for 3:1, after a mistake in the Hungarian defense.

Granit Xhaka excelled in midfield  in Switzerland. He started most of the actions, while the percentage of correct passes was very high. Switzerland coach Murat Yakin surprised by leaving Xherdan Shaqiri on the bench. Even the Albanian star was not activated at all. Ardon Jashari also remained on the bench.

In the first match of Group A, which was also the European opener, Germany won 5:1 against Scotland on Friday night. In four days, Germany play Hungary in Stuttgart, while Scotland and Switzerland meet in Cologne.

Xhaka: It is very important that we started with a win

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 17:26
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The captain of Switzerland, Granit Xhaka, praised the victory over Hungary. Xhaka was declared the best by UEFA in the 3:1 victory.

"It is extremely important that we started with a win. A very good first part. We were not worse in the second either, but of course Hungary had to do more. Overall, the win is okay. It was exactly how we practiced during the preparations. We have pushed ourselves to the limit. We have a good bank and today we saw the importance of that, with the substitutions we made. We need everyone and we have taken an important step today", said Xhaka.

According to him, Switzerland just needs to continue with performances like this against Hungary.

Emotional Duah: I'm exploding from the inside

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 17:22
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Kwadwo Duah scored the first goal for Switzerland in the 3:1 win over Hungary.

Duah scored in just his second appearance for Switzerland. He plays in Bulgaria at the club level, while he made his debut for Switzerland earlier this month.

"I think I'm still dreaming. I'm exploding from the inside. Second international appearance and goal. I'm very happy and probably need a few more days to figure it out. At first I thought it was offside, but then the goal was conceded and I was very happy. I dedicate this goal to all those who believed in me, especially the coaches. It is not easy to get a player from Bulgaria. People around have noticed that there was skepticism about my nomination. But I am making my dream come true", said Duah.

Granit Xhaka the best of the match

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 17:14
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Photo: Associated Press

Granit Xhaka was declared the best player of the match between Hungary and Switzerland. Switzerland won with the result 3:1.

Xhaka was the captain, while he led Switzerland's midfield with an almost perfect performance.

UEFA experts have evaluated Xhaka's "complete midfield" performance.

"He was excellent in possession, in building the play and sending passes in depth. Demonstrated excellent work ethic and leadership skills. It also offered exceptional organizational skills", UEFA experts have assessed.

Hungary narrows the result

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 16:24
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Hungary scored against Switzerland to narrow the score to 1:2.

Barnabas Varga scored in the 66th minute, after Szoboszlai's cross.

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Xhaka, the star of the first half for Switzerland

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 16:01
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Granit Xhaka is the main factor of Switzerland's dominant play against Hungary after the first half.

Switzerland is leading 2:0.

Xhaka meanwhile is the player with the most touches (55), the most completed passes (48) and the most passes (12) in the area close to the opponent's goal.

Also, the Leverkusen star had nine passes that broke the Hungarian defensive line, the most in the match.

Switzerland dominating in the first half

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 15:48
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Switzerland ended the first half with a 2:0 lead over Hungary.

The Helvetians, led by captain Granit Xhaka, dominated the first 45 minutes.

Kwadwo Duah in the 13th minute and Michel Aebischer at the end of the first half were decisive in this match for Switzerland.

Aebischer scores a super goal for Switzerland

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 15:47
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Switzerland also scored the second goal against Hungary.

Michel Aebischer scored for 2:0 at the end of the first half.

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Switzerland in the lead

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 15:14
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Switzerland has taken the lead over Hungary (1:0).

Kwadwo Duah has scored Switzerland's first goal in "Euro 2024". The Ludogorets player scored in the 13th minute.

Initially, the goal was canceled for offside, but it was accepted with the intervention of VAR.   

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Lineups: Hungary - Switzerland

1 month ago / 15 Jul 2024 14:57
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