Granit Xhaka almost rips the net with Switzerland wonder goal – on his weak foot

first_imgHenrik Dalsgaard’s last-gasp strike rescued a point for Denmark (Picture: Getty)Switzerland manager Petkovic admits his side’s ‘naivety’ allowed Denmark back into the game.‘We were a little naive when  the goals were conceded. We lost some too many contests in the second half and we were punished,’ he said after the final whistle.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We started to suffer after their first goal, especially on high balls.‘With a little more physicality we could have made it.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Mar 2019 10:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link348Shares Advertisement Comment Granit Xhaka scored an incredible goal before Switzerland’s implosion (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka found the net with a stunning strike for Switzerland before they threw away a three-goal lead in a dramatic Euro 2020 qualifying clash with Denmark.Xhaka is enjoying his most consistent season for Arsenal following Unai Emery’s arrival last summer and the midfielder once again displayed his impressive form – this time on the international stage.Switzerland began their qualification campaign with a convincing 2-0 win away to Georgia at the weekend and got off to the perfect start versus Denmark in their second Group D match on Tuesday night.Remo Freuler put Vladimir Petkovic’s men in front in the 19th minute and Xhaka looked to have wrapped up a comfortable victory with a thunderous strike midway through the second half.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityXhaka, whose confidence levels are clearly sky high, beat Kasper Schmeichel from distance and the Leicester City goalkeeper had no chance.Not bad for Xhaka’s weaker foot…Granit Xhaka with a rocket 🚀What a strike.#SUIDEN #Euro2020 #VMSport— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 26, 2019 Breel Embolo extended Switzerland’s lead ten minutes later and Xhaka was substituted in the 79th minute.Switzerland, though, allowed Denmark back into the game and three goals in the final ten minutes secured an incredible 3-3 draw for the away side.Mathias Jorgensen, Christian Gytkjaer and Henrik Dalsgaard all got on the scoresheet as Switzerland imploded at St. Jakob-Park.The result means Switzerland and Denmark remain second and third in Group D, with the Republic of Ireland two points clear at the top. Granit Xhaka almost rips the net with Switzerland wonder goal – on his weak foot Southgate ‘saddened’ by racist abuse post-Montenegro victoryTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:44FullscreenSouthgate ‘saddened’ by racist abuse post-Montenegro victory is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Louis van Gaal takes swipe at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Manchester United stylelast_img