Sunday, 15 June 2008

[Euro 2008] Switzerland 2-0 Portugal

Co-hosts Switzerland brought the curtain down on their Euro 2008 campaign with a stirring performance in Basel, signing off with a victory against Portugal thanks to two second-half goals from Hakan Yakin.

Group A - Matchday 3
St. Jakob-Park, Basel
Hakan Yakin's double strike ensured that Switzerland ended their Euro 2008 campaign on a high at the expense of Group A table-toppers Portugal. After a goalless first half, Yakin gave Switzerland the lead when he slotted in through the legs of keeper Ricardo. He scored his second, and third of the championship, with a firmly struck penalty after Fernando Meira fouled substitute Tranquillo Barnetta. Portugal's Pepe had a shot saved and Nani hit the outside of the upright.

Switzerland: Zuberbuhler, Lichtsteiner (Grichting 85), Muller, Senderos, Magnin, Behrami, Gelson, Inler, Vonlanthen (Barnetta 61), Yakin (Cabanas 86), Derdiyok.
Portugal: Ricardo, Miguel, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Ferreira (Jorge Ribeiro 41), Fernando Meira, Veloso (Joao Moutinho 70), Raul Meireles, Quaresma, Postiga (Hugo Almeida 74), Nani.

[Euro 2008 Group A]

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