Player vs Player Battle: Albania vs Switzerland

Siddharth Nair
|Published June 11, 2016

Elseid Hysaj vs Xherdan Shaqiri


Napoli’s Hysaj was voted one of the best defenders in the Serie A last year during his time with  Napoli and will be coming into the Euros high on confidence. On the other hand, Shaqiri has not had the best of debut seasons with Stoke and will be looking to have a strong Euro showing to maybe even force a move away from Stoke.


In what promises to be an evenly fought battle, expect Hysaj to get one over the Swiss Dynamite.

Taulant Xhaka vs Breel Embolo


Taulant Xhaka will be at the heart of the Albanian defense and he will be entrusted with keeping the Swiss wonder kid, Breel Embolo in check. Embolo has been touted for a big future and has the speed and trickery required to become a force with Switzerland in France.

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With many of the big clubs in Europe on his tail, all eyes will be on Embolo to get one over his opposite number today.

Ricardo Rodriguez vs Emir Lenjani


Rodriguez is one of the best young defenders on world football right now. With the likes of Arsenal watching him closely, Rodriguez will be expected to shine in France. He will be in direct opposition to Emir Lenjani, an accomplished full back who will be expected to make marauding runs along the flanks.

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Rodriguez should win this battle quite comfortably.

Haris Seferovic  vs Lorik Cana


Seferovic being one of the biggest goal threats for the Swiss will be closely marshaled by the Albanian captain Lorik Cana. Cana has been around the block and will not be surprised by anything that is thrown at him by Haris.


In what might be one of the pivotal contests of the match, expect Cana to come out on top.

Granit Xhaka vs Mergim Mavraj


Xhaka is one of best young midfielders in the world today. Having just recently completed his much-anticipated move to Arsenal, his confidence will be high and he will expect to have a good Euros. Mavraj has played at FC Koln for a few years now and has shown to be a very good midfielder.


As good as Mavraj is, Xhaka is better.

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