On paper, it is a mandatory task. Switzerland against Georgia promises to be a clear thing to include, especially for a team, which claim, next summer at the European championship finals.
But then it will be an incredibly tough task for a team that put in a completely new occupation with a very bad appearance. It needs finally to a goal by Cedric Itten so that you can tremble to the 1:0. The St. Gallen striker in his debut with seven minutes on the court.
thanks to him, Switzerland is able to fly calms down to Gibraltar. On Monday, a point is enough because in order to qualify for the European championship. Ireland should win against Denmark, you can afford even a defeat.
Before this game against Georgia has increased in the last few days, the injuries so far, with Shaqiri, Schär, Embolo, Mehmedi and Freuler half of the usual base is missing, with Gavranovic, making, Klose and Drmic experienced players from the second row also fail.
And as if that wasn't enough, signing off Haris Seferovic after the Break-in in the cold of the Kybunparks. It tweaks him, obviously in the calf.
What Vladimir Petkovic finally, in the Match against Georgia is able to send, is a better B-selection, and self-reliant on players who travelled with the Handicap out of your Clubs. Granit Xhaka has missed at Arsenal because of his conflict with the Annex, the last four games. Ricardo Rodriguez is in Milan for the 21. September, equal to eight Times no longer needed. Albian Ajeti is at West Ham is a marginal figure with four stakes out of a total of 90 minutes. And since Renato Steffen, the VfL Wolfsburg this season comes to 235 minutes in the Bundesliga yet.
The example of Vargas
Ruben Vargas has to replace the honour of Seferovic in the last Moment, Vargas has FC Augsburg's an amazing ascent and belongs to the Bundesliga for the permanent staff. Against Georgia, he goes with the experience of 16 countries in the game-minutes to the square, gathered against Gibraltar.
21 he is just, he cannot deny that he is overwhelmed by the task, even against the number 90 in the world rankings. A scene shortly before the break, says a lot. Because it occurs outside of the Sechzehners in Dribbling against the Georgians in the ground and loses the Ball. To him the presence of the veterans Seferovic is missing.
Petkovic is based on a 3-4-2-1, he has found in the last time. The forces with an offensive orientation, to come to 23 games and 2 goals, Seferovics balance sheet reads quite different: 64 games, 18 goals.
The beginning is neat. Zakaria shoots, the Goalie lets the Ball bounce, Rodriguez shoots, the Goalie can bounce off, Xhaka shoots, the Goalie once again to bounce off. It is significant you try it all from a distance, and which stands for the difficulties of the Swiss, in the Georgian penalty area, the villain. This lack of displacement, momentum, simply because of class. And that is why it is no coincidence that it is only in the case of a Corner is really dangerous. Nico Elvedi comes to a head to the ball, and Kiteischwili can save on the goal line.
Petkovic is on the line, looks on and does nothing, he's going to change in the break, and he has his team in the second half in the same horrible rut to continue to muddle along. The spectators are getting restless, as an hour is played and Levan Schengelia, the number 9 of Konyaspor for the second Time within a short period of time the conclusion comes. There are good positions, to the Swiss of luck, his shots fall out to be inaccurate.
The pictures to the game
does It take to Petkovic reacts and Ajeti finally, the course brings, it could also have been Steffen, Edimilson, Vargas or Zakaria meeting. All of you are bad, very bad. Petkovic is only with some delay, that he must bring a new Dimension to the attacking game. Cedric Itten is his solution, 1,89 m tall, and thus predestined to win a head to the ball.
The audience celebrates Itten, he is the local representative of the St. Gallen team that enriches currently the Super League with its sweeping soccer . He will be on this evening for hope, says it all about the appearance of the Swiss, about her terrifying helplessness and a lack of imagination: Itten, next month 23, still has not a second for the national team played.
Seven minutes after His coming on for Xhaka fits to Zakaria, the on the edge, because now, finally, a in the penalty lurks, could start something. His cross finds Itten, it must be so, so this game receives a special story. Itten is free and will do what is necessary to make a goal scorer: He hits with his head to the ball for 1:0.
And to it is also the gateway to victory, you must survive the Swiss are still a few anxious minutes. Valery Qazaischwili over dances the same at four Swiss and will only be stopped by Yann Sommer. Then the game is over. And with him the shakes.
Switzerland - Georgia 1:0 (0:0)
Kybunpark, St. Gallen. 16'400 spectators (sold out).
SR Makkelie (NED).
goal: 77. Itten 1:0.
Switzerland: summer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Lichtsteiner, Zakaria, Xhaka, Steffen; Fernandes (84. Sow), Vargas (78. Fassnacht); Ajeti (71. Itten).
Georgia: Loria; Kakabadse, Kaschia, Grigalawa, Chotscholawa; Kiteischwili (84. Papunaschwili), Kankawa; Schengelia, Qasaischwili, Davitashvili (85. Gwilja); Kwilitaia (82. Lobjanidse).
remarks: in Switzerland without Drmic, Embolo, Freuler, Gavranovic, Klose, Mehmedi, warping, Seferovic, Shaqiri, and making (all injured), Georgia without Ananidse, Tabidse and Tschakwetadse (all injured). International debut of Cedric Itten. 19. Post Shot Kwilitaia. Cautions: 29. Chotscholawa (Foul). 31. Kankawa (Foul). 74. Steffen (Foul).
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Created: 15.11.2019, 23:26 PM