Swiss held by Gabon in Olympic football opener
The Local · 27 Jul 2012, 16:15
Published: 27 Jul 2012 16:15 GMT+02:00
The Swiss struck first through an early Admir Mehmedi penalty after Innocent Emeghara was hauled down in the box.
Gabon weathered the early storm to equalize before half-time half-time with a close-range finish from St. Etienne striker Pierre Aubameyang.
Switzerland finished the game at St. James’ Park in Newcastle with ten men after midfielder Oliver Buff was sent off for a second yellow card.
The Swiss face South Korea on Sunday, before coming up against Mexico in the final group game on August 1st.