Swiss snatch late win against Ecuador
Substitute Haris Seferovic scored a last gasp goal to snatch a late win for the Swiss against Ecuador on Monday morning (June 16).
The 22-year-old forward finished off a sweeping counter-attack in the 93rd minute that started when Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez completed a brilliant block tackle to deny an Ecuadorian attack, reported Reuters.
It was the Ecuadorians, though, who opened the scoring with their striker Enner Valencia turning in Walter Ayovi's free kick in the 22nd minute.
Despite the early lead though, the Ecuadorians could never boss the game as the Swiss enjoyed a majority of the possession.
The Ecuadorian's organised defence meant that the Swiss were restricted to hopeful long shots on goal.
It all changed when Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfield introduced striker Admir Mehmedi, who duly repaid the faith shown by scoring via a headed corner in the 48th minute.
The game, while open and free flowing, lacked the quality seen in earlier matches.
That is, until Seferovic turn up to score the winning goal for the Swiss.
Ecuador next face Honduras while the Swiss face France on June 21.