It is becoming a fashion in FIFA world cup 2018 that the big teams are really struggling against relatively small teams. Whether it Argentina, Germany, Spain – the same happended with Brazil too.
On Sunday, the big game between Brazil and Switzerland end up in a draw as Swiss fighters came back from one goal debt and contain the Brazil to share the points.
- Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with a superb strike
- The Swiss have not lost an opening match at the FIFA World Cup since England 1966
- Philippe Coutinho was Brazil’s brightest spark and earned the man of the match for the game Brazil Vs Switzerland
- Zuber equalised with a close-range header
- Valon Behrami is the first Switzerland player in history to appear at four World Cups
Brazil struggled at the start of this match, finding it hard to build from the back. Switzerland’s high-pressing approach worked for ten minutes and seemed to take Tite’s players by surprise.
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But at 31′ minute, the breakthrough goal was a peach. Neymar popped the ball off to Marcelo and his cross was headed out by Zuber but only as far as Coutinho. The midfielder took a touch before shaping a right-foot curler into the far corner. Sommer dived at full stretch but there was nothing he could do. Half time ended with Brazil leading the score board 1 – 0.
Second hald started with more determined Swiss on the ground. Switzerland attacks got them vital corner kick. Then Steven Zuber brought the underdogs level, heading home but also pushing Miranda in the process. No foul was given, and the goal was awarded.
The duel of the evening is back underway: Neymar vs. Behrami. As soon as their paths cross, a murmur goes through the stadium. Most of the times referee seems to be protecting Neymar as some of the fouls was hard calls. Stephan Lichtsteiner, Schär and Behrami were all booked for challenges on Neymar. Many spectators was not happy with those decisions as they reacted with noises.
“I hope people will take notice of us now. Sometimes there’s a lack of recognition and I think that’s a pity because sometimes we play very well. We only lost once in qualifying after all. We demonstrated tonight that this team always believes in itself and we will play with the same consistency going forward, facing Serbia in exactly the same way.” – Vladimir Petkovic, Switzerland coach
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20′ : P. COUTINHO (BRAZIL) SCORES!!
An incredible effort from Coutinho, bent into the top-right corner from the angle of the box. Unstoppable.
50′: ZUBER (SWITZERLAND) SCORES!!
It is a corner kick. And is kind of sloppy marking from Brazil that allowed Steven Zuber to sneak in unmarked for that simple headed finish.
“Of course I’m not happy with the result. We wanted a victory. But anxiety hit us hard. The pressure was great. [We lacked] precision when there were chances to finish off opportunities. Some of the chances were quite clear-cut and we should have been more precise.”- Tite, Brazil coach
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