Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Swiss Leave It Late to Stun Serbians after Going Behind

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Swiss Leave It Late to Stun Serbians after Going Behind

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XHERDAN Shaqiri scored a 90th-minute winner as Switzerland came from behind to beat Serbia 2-1 in World Cup Group E. The Swiss drew level in Kaliningrad in the 52nd minute when Shaqiri's shot was blocked and Granit Xhaka blasted the loose ball into the net, cancelling out Aleksandar Mitrovic's fifth-minute header.

Shaqiri, who sent a fine effort against the post shortly after the equaliser, then completed the turnaround as he finished off a counter-attack with a cool strike past Vladimir Stojkovic.

Ahmed Musa scored twice as Nigeria bounced back from their opening defeat to beat Group D rivals Iceland 2-0. Leicester forward Musa opened the scoring early in the second half and fired home another brilliant goal in the 75th minute to put Nigeria in control. Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson missed an 83rd-minute penalty. …

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