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Chile v Switzerland

1st Half Analysis

Chile so far is impressive and so is Benaglio. I think Behrami’s red card was too harsh. You may not agree with me but I have seen players do this sort of thing all the time and at the most they are shown a yellow card but never a direct red. With Switzerland down to 10 men and Chile pushing forward what do you think the fulltime score line is going to show? At half time it stands at 0-0.

2nd Half Analysis

Chile played well enough to get themselves 6 points. Switzerland still stand a chance to make it to the round of 16 provided they play an attacking game against Honduras and Chile lose to Spain in the next round. Group H which was thought to be one of the easier groups in the competition where Spain was supposed to top it turned out to be quite a different story. The man of the match went to goal scorer M.Gonzalez.

GOL!!!!! 75′ M.Gonzalez (CHI)

yellow cards

2′ Suazo (CHI)

18′ Nkufo (SUI)

22′ Carmona (CHI)

25′ Ponce (CHI)

48′ Barnetta (CHI)

60′ Inler (SUI)

60′ Fernandez (CHI)

61′ Medel (CHI)

90’+2 Valdivia (CHI)

red cards

31′ Behrami  (SUI) [illegal tackle]


42′ Barnetta (in) Frei (out) [SUI]

46′ Valdivia (in) Suazo (out) [CHI]

46′ M.Gonzalez (in) Vidal (out) [CHI]

65′ Paredes (in) Fernandez (out) [CHI]

68′  Derdiyok (in) Nkufo (out) [SUI]

77′ Bunjaku (in) Fernandes (out) [SUI]

line up

Chile: Bravo (C), Ponce, Isla, Carmona, Sanchez, Vidal, Suazo, Fernandez, Beausejour, Medel, Jara.

subs: Fuentes, Contreras, Valdivia, M.Gonzalez, Pinto, Estrada, Orellana, Fierro, Millar, Tello, Paredes, Marin.

Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Huggel, Inler, Frei (C), Nkufo, Behrami, Grichting, Fernandes, Ziegler, .

subs: Magnin, Barnetta, Wolfli, Padalino, Yakin, Bunjaku, Derdiyok, Schwegler, Leoni, Eggimann, Shaqiri, Senderos.

Ref: Khalil Al Ghamdi (KSA)

Stadium: Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth


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