Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner produce an absolutely comical free kick routine during Switzerland’s 1-0 loss to Denmark.
In a match where both teams involved where very much neck to neck, Denmark prevailed over Switzerland through an 84th minute strike by Yussuf Poulsen. With the win, Denmark are on level with group leaders Ireland at 12 points apiece.
Switzerland are on their heels with 8 points and a game in hand. It will however, be an uphill task for the Swiss side to outright qualify for the Euro now. They will hope for the other two teams to drop points along the way. A huge demand considering neither of the two top teams have lost a game yet.
The match involved some of football’s top stars such as Christian Eriksen, Kasper Schmeichel and Granit Xhaka. However, it was the latter along with teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner who stole the show; unfortunately for the wrong reason.
Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner produce an absolutely comical free kick routine
Granit Xhaka, who led the Swiss side, was one of the better players on the field. However, he along with ex-Arsenal teammate, Lichtsteiner, produced an absolute gaffe of a freekick; One that earned them a lot of ridicule from all over the world.
It’s a real shame we didn’t get more Swiss genius like this at Arsenal with Xhaka and Lichtsteiner. pic.twitter.com/yUA6IMmuEa
— Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) October 13, 2019
So ridiculous was their attempt that not only the viewers but their teammates were confused of what was happening. It made for an even more humorous viewing.
After the match, Vladimir Petkovic praised Kasper Schmeichel for his performance.
‘If it wasn’t for their goalkeeper, we would have scored three goals,’ the Switzerland manager said.
‘It was still a good performance.
‘We can take that into Tuesday’s game against Ireland.’
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