Switzerland have finally shown what they can do on the bigger stage after a disappointing start to their EURO 2020 campaign. The Swiss side came out with a 3-1 victory over Turkey to finish third in Group A(on goal-difference behind Wales). They will now have to wait for other Group results to see if they can qualify as one of the four, third placed teams.
Xherdan Shaqiri had a field day out in Baku scoring two goals after Haris Seferovic opened the scoring for Switzerland in the sixth minute of the match. Turkey thought they had a chance of taking something away from this game when Irfan Kahveci scored in the 62nd minute but it will just be a consolation in what has been a poor display from the Turkish side in EURO 2020.
Here are our player ratings for the match played between Switzerland and Turkey.
EURO 2020 Switzerland vs Turkey Player Ratings
Switzerland Player Ratings
Sommer– 7/10 – Largely untroubled in goal for large chunks of the match and did not have much to do for Turkey’s goal, which came from a impressive strike.
Nico Elvedi- 7/10- Made two great tackles throughout the game and looked comfortable on the ball as well helping them build most of their attacks from the back.
Akanji- 6.5/10- The Dortmund defender did not have a good day at the office and was at fault for the goal which happened to be Turkey’s first goal of EURO 2020.
Ricardo Rodríguez – 7/10- Was troubled by Under down in the right side of the pitch but himself was an attacking threat going forward for his side.
Widmer- 6.5/10- Subbed off in the dying minutes of the match and had a decent match playing in the right of the back three for Switzerland.
Granit Xhaka- 8/10- Came up with a captain’s performance in the must win fixture. Struck the post with a beautiful strike and sucked out any danger which loomed on their defence time to time.
Freuler- 7.5/10 – The Atalanta midfielder was exceptional in midfield and provided the stability which they had been missing in the last few matches.
Zuber – 8.5/10 – Had a great game and was involved in all of Switzerland’s goals providing all 3 assists for Seferovic and Xhaqiri.
Xherdan Shaqiri – 9/10 – Finally lived up to his reputation and scored a brace in a crucial match for Switzerland. Scored an exceptional first goal in the first half.
Embolo- 7/10 – Played a decent match and was involved in a few attacking moves for the Swiss. Was taken off in the last few minutes to give him a rest.
Seferovic- 8/10- Scored an early goal for the Swiss with a well taken strike to settle the nerves in their camp. He was very involved in attack for the Swiss.
Turkey Player Ratings
Çakir – 7/10- Conceded three goals but none were due to his own mistake. Kept out a majority of Switzerland’s attacks and had a 7 saves in goal.
Çelik- 6/10- Earned himself a yellow card late in the match and never looked like matching the intensity of Switzerland’s attacks.
Demiral- 6.5/10- Played out a decent game in the centre of defence but wasn’t able to much to thwart opposition attacks.
Soyunçu- 6/10- Earned himself a yellow card and had a poor match, failing to close Shaqiri down when the striker scored his first goal.
Muldur – 7.5/10- Was probably Turkey’s best player on the pitch playing at left-back. He carried a threat going forward and was solid when called upon to do his defensive duties.
Ayhan- 6/10- Playing at defensive midfield, a lot was expected of Ayhan but he failed to block Switzerland’s attacking moves which eventually hurt them.
Tufan – 6/10- An average game for the midfielder who failed to have much impact on the game.
Ünder- 7/10- Had a good game out on the right wing and troubled Rodriguez a few times out on the right with his pace. However, the end product was not there.
Kahveci- 7.5/10- Scored Turkey’s only goal of the tournament, and played out a good match in attacking midfield.
Calhanoglu – 6.5/10- was pretty much subdued by his lofty standards and failed to make an impact on the game and the Swiss marked him well.
Burak Yilmaz- 6.5/10- Was barely seen in Turkey’s attack and all of his shots were at the goalkeeper Yan Sommer in Switzerland’s goal.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Xherdan Shaqiri- 9/10