Fabien Schaer, third right, scores the winning goal. Photo: AFP
Switzerland beat Albania 1-0 in first match
AFP · 11 Jun 2016, 17:12
Published: 11 Jun 2016 17:12 GMT+02:00
Switzerland beat Albania 1-0 in their European Championship Group A clash Saturday marked by the sending off of Albania captain Lorik Cana.
Fabien Schaer scored the only goal with a powerful header in the fifth minute of the tetchy affair in Lens.
Switzerland were given a crucial advantage in the 36th minute when Cana was given a second yellow card for handball on the edge of the penalty area.
Switzerland now lead Group A with France on three points.
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