The same Switzerland, but Shaqiri with more rhythm

Two home games to avoid relegation. Switzerland qualified for the final four from the first League of Nations of history, but you already know that in the second edition it will not repeat. Last in the group, their objective in the final two days is to avoid relegation to the League B. And being four points from third place, it is only worth winning Spain, first, already Ukraine, later, in the two appointments that he will face as a local in the next few days. Despite their negative records in the competition and a streak without a win that has lasted since before the start of the pandemic (six consecutive games without victory), the team of Petkovic demonstrated their competitiveness by drawing their two matches against Germany and losing by the minimum in Madrid. Wednesday fell in a friendly in Belgium in which he went ahead on the scoreboard, but saw how two goals from Batshuayi They turned the result (2-1). In the first, Loris Benito had a loss in the exit of the ball.

No big news. Petkovic has opted for continuity in his list and the Switzerland that will face Spain will be very similar to the team that complicated the game in Valdebebas. The coach used the friendly against Belgium to give minutes to his two youngest centers: Generous was a starter in the right sector of the three-man rear and the promising Becir Omeragic, only eighteen years old, entered the second part. There are many hopes placed in the poise and enormous personality that this defender of Bosnian origin who plays for the ball shows with the ball. FC Zurich, but it is highly unlikely that he will start today in Basel.

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Shaqiri celebrates a goal with the Swiss team.
Clive Rose (Getty Images)

Shaqiri gains weight. Between who had tested positive for COVID and that Klopp He had reserved it in case he finally had to give him an exit in the summer market, the great star of the Swiss team arrived at the first leg against Spain with almost no recent activity and the clash began from the bench. Now once it was confirmed that he was staying in Liverpool, is already starting to play more for his club: in the recent win against West Ham the god a Diogo Jota the assistance of the winning goal, and in the match against Manchester City last Sunday he participated in the last half hour. For all this, and also playing in Basel, the city of his childhood, the logical thing would be that this time he was already a starter.

Seferovic, plugged in. Although you could think that this season was going to be difficult for the Swiss national team’s reference striker due to his arrival at the Benfica of two good attackers like Luca Waldschmidt Y Darwin NunezThe truth is that the competition is stimulating him and he already has six goals in the Portuguese league, the best record of his team. At 28, he has everything in his favor to show his head in the top-10 of the highest historical scorers of the Swiss national team: he is only two goals behind Chapuisat, that with 21 occupies the tenth place.

Sommer errors. Although it is usually a guarantee and one of the strengths of the team, the goalkeeper of the Gladbach missed two goals in his club’s recent defeat in Leverkusen (4-3). Petkovic gave him rest against Belgium: he played Mvogo, the goalkeeper of PSV.

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