European Championship Qualifying - Group D
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Gibraltar 1-6 Switzerland: Granit Xhaka scores as Swiss qualify for Euro 2020

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Granit Xhaka (number 10) and other Switzerland players celebrate qualifying for Euro 2020

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was among the scorers as Switzerland beat Gibraltar 6-1 to qualify for Euro 2020.

He slotted home his side's sixth as the Swiss topped Group D, ahead of Denmark, who ended up second after a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland.

Xhaka has not played for Arsenal since an angry altercation with fans led to him being stripped of the captaincy.

Cedric Itten (two), Ruben Vargas, Christian Fassnacht and Loris Benito also scored for Switzerland.

The victory left the Swiss, ranked 13th in the world, on 17 points from their eight qualifying matches, one ahead of Denmark, while the Irish will now have to take part in a play-off in March as they look to qualify.

Gibraltar's goal came from Reece Styche, only their third in qualifying, as they finished their campaign with eight defeats from their eight matches.

Xhaka, 27, was involved in a confrontation with Arsenal fans during the Gunners' 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on 27 October and was stripped of the captaincy a week later.

Line-ups

Gibraltar

  • 23Coleing
  • 4Sergeant
  • 16Mouelhi
  • 14Chipolina
  • 3Chipolina
  • 20BrittoBooked at 78mins
  • 7CasciaroSubstituted forStycheat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15Barnett
  • 8Badr HassanSubstituted forPonsat 85'minutes
  • 19De BarrSubstituted forCoombesat 62'minutes
  • 10WalkerBooked at 29mins

Substitutes

  • 1Goldwin
  • 2Garcia
  • 5Jolley
  • 6Santos
  • 9Styche
  • 11Pons
  • 13Banda
  • 17Hernandez
  • 18Hernandez
  • 21Coombes
  • 22Power

Switzerland

  • 1Sommer
  • 4ElvediBooked at 49mins
  • 5AkanjiSubstituted forCömertat 65'minutes
  • 13RodríguezBooked at 18mins
  • 6Lang
  • 17ZakariaSubstituted forSowat 60'minutes
  • 10Xhaka
  • 23Benito
  • 16Fassnacht
  • 19Itten
  • 18VargasSubstituted forAebischerat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lichtsteiner
  • 3Moubandje
  • 7Ajeti
  • 8Aebischer
  • 11Steffen
  • 12Mvogo
  • 14Cömert
  • 15Sow
  • 20Fernandes
  • 21Omlin
  • 22Mbabu
Referee:
Benoît Millot
Attendance:
2,079

Match Stats

Home TeamGibraltarAway TeamSwitzerland
Possession
Home25%
Away75%
Shots
Home4
Away37
Shots on Target
Home2
Away14
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Gibraltar 1, Switzerland 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gibraltar 1, Switzerland 6.

Attempt saved. Joseph Chipolina (Gibraltar) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Walker.

Foul by Djibril Sow (Switzerland).

Alain Pons (Gibraltar) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Reece Styche (Gibraltar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Eray Cömert (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Styche (Gibraltar).

Nico Elvedi (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Styche (Gibraltar).

Attempt saved. Cedric Itten (Switzerland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Loris Benito with a cross.

Foul by Nico Elvedi (Switzerland).

Ethan Britto (Gibraltar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Djibril Sow (Switzerland) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ricardo Rodríguez following a corner.

Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Jack Sergeant.

Goal!

Goal! Gibraltar 1, Switzerland 6. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cedric Itten.

Substitution

Substitution, Gibraltar. Alain Pons replaces Mohamed Badr Hassan.

Substitution

Substitution, Switzerland. Michel Aebischer replaces Ruben Vargas.

Goal!

Goal! Gibraltar 1, Switzerland 5. Cedric Itten (Switzerland) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Lang with a cross.

Attempt missed. Cedric Itten (Switzerland) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Lang with a cross.

Offside, Switzerland. Christian Fassnacht tries a through ball, but Ruben Vargas is caught offside.

Foul by Loris Benito (Switzerland).

Jamie Coombes (Gibraltar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Christian Fassnacht (Switzerland) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Lang with a cross.

Offside, Switzerland. Djibril Sow tries a through ball, but Loris Benito is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Loris Benito (Switzerland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Ethan Britto (Gibraltar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ruben Vargas (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ethan Britto (Gibraltar).

Foul by Cedric Itten (Switzerland).

Aymen Mouelhi (Gibraltar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Gibraltar 1, Switzerland 4. Loris Benito (Switzerland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Fassnacht.

Attempt blocked. Loris Benito (Switzerland) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cedric Itten with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Gibraltar 1, Switzerland 3. Reece Styche (Gibraltar) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Cedric Itten (Switzerland) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ruben Vargas with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ruben Vargas.

Attempt saved. Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Djibril Sow (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aymen Mouelhi (Gibraltar).

Attempt blocked. Christian Fassnacht (Switzerland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cedric Itten.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England87013763121
2Czech Rep85031311215
3Kosovo83231316-311
4Bulgaria8134617-116
5Montenegro8035322-193

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine86201741320
2Portugal85212261617
3Serbia84221717014
4Luxembourg8116716-94
5Lithuania8017525-201

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany76012461818
2Netherlands75111971216
3Northern Ireland741287113
4Belarus8116416-124
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland85211961317
2Denmark84402361716
3R. of Ireland834175213
4Georgia8224711-48
5Gibraltar8008331-280

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia85211771017
2Hungary740389-112
3Wales732286211
4Slovakia73131111010
5Azerbaijan7016516-111

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain108203152626
2Sweden106312391421
3Norway104511911817
4Romania104241715214
5Faroe Islands10109430-263
6Malta10109327-243

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland97111531222
2Austria96121981119
3Slovenia9423148614
4North Macedonia93241113-211
5Israel93241617-111
6Latvia9009228-260

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France108112561925
2Turkey107211831523
3Iceland106131411319
4Albania104151614213
5Andorra10118320-174
6Moldova10109426-223

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium99003423227
2Russia97022882021
3Scotland94051318-512
4Cyprus93151414010
5Kazakhstan93151214-210
6San Marino9009146-450

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy1010003743330
2Finland106041610618
3Greece104241214-214
4Bos-Herze104152017313
5Armenia103161425-1110
6Liechtenstein10028231-292
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