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Switzerland beats Bulgaria 3-1 in Euro qualifier

Switzerland beats Bulgaria 3-1 in Euro qualifier

Teenager Xherdan Shaqiri scored a hat trick as Switzerland beat Bulgaria 3-1 to maintain its chance of qualifying for Euro 2012.
Shaqiri delivered accomplished strikes in first-half stoppage time, then the 62nd and 90th minutes to keep Switzerland in range of second-placed Montenegro in Group G.
Earlier, the 19-year-old FC Basel forward sparked the Swiss into life after Bulgaria led in the ninth through Ivan Ivanov's close-range finish following a corner.
Shaqiri peppered the Bulgarian goal with a series of long-range shots when cutting infield on his left foot before getting the goals he deserved.
Bulgaria had defender Zhivko Milanov sent off in the 65th for a second yellow card.


Updated : 2021-07-27 05:01 GMT+08:00