France vs Switzerland Euro 2016 match seemed to have concluded with a scoreless game. The battle between two roaring countries, France vs Switzerland, ended with fierce but in 0-0 draw which was considered a good result for both teams. France took the first place in Group A and Switzerland in second place for round of 16.
France was able to hit the crossbar twice though squandered several times. What was surprising were the Swiss’ ripped off shirts and ruptured ball events that marked the intensified game.
Admir Medmedi’s shirt from the Swiss team was torn during the first half of the game. He was then forced to go sidelines for backup. Granit Xhaka, his teammate, and teen striker Breel Embolo, experienced the same.
Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic noted, “If a shirt is pulled, they can come apart. There were four (ripped) tonight. When you pull shirts they do actually break.”
Swiss team's Puma shirts tearing like paper. Adidas ball bursting. You can never rely on German efficiency!
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For both teams, these were memorable moments they’d never forget in Stade Pierre Mauroy match. “It means there was a lot of fight on the pitch. For us and for the country, it’s important to be in the last 16,” Yann Sommer, Switzerland goalkeeper said.
Didier Deschamps, France coach, turned his much attention on team’s rough state of the pitch which was cut in places during the match. He cited, “It was better than the pitch we saw at Marseille (against Albania) but it’s annoying.”
“I don’t know who is responsible, but we are only in the group stage of the competition and having such a pitch is not a good thing,” he added.
Deschamps continued, “Everyone hopes we play better, the players do and so do I. I’m not blind, I know we can do better – but a new competition start for us on Sunday.”
France team forward, Antoine Griezmann, dribbled the ball when Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami stepped in. Then, the two converged on the ball and burst. Behrami picked the deflated leather and showed it to Slovenian referee Damir Skomina.
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Paul Pogba hit the crossbar again in the first half with a swerving shot from 25 meters. Substitute Dimitry Payet did the same shot in 75 minutes with a superb volley.
Paul dominated the match and France was thankful for it. Deschamps said, “Paul really was the driving force during the first half. He was the heart and soul.”
When Payet entered, the game which initially started mediocre became alive and scored an incredible goal. The funny thing was, his kick hit teammate Blaise Matuidi, France midfielder.
At the end of the game, France vs Switzerland match resulted 0-0, a scoreless game.