Russia 2018: Switzerland edge Serbia 2-1 to open up Group E

By Mutala Yakubu
Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1 in Russia 2018
Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1 in Russia 2018

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a late goal as Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1 to open up Group E of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The Serbians had won their first game by a goal to nil against Costa Rica and were confident going into the game.

Switzerland, on the other hand, drew 1-1 against Brazil and were desperate to get a win.

But it was the Serbians that got off to a flier, Dusan Tadic displayed his great technique and produced a beautiful lofted cross deep into the box.

Aleksandar Mitrovic rose highest to head the ball in to make it 1-0 to Serbia in the 5th minute of the game.
They held on the slim lead till half time.

Switzerland will take on Costa Rica in their last game with Brazil playing Serbia.

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