TITLE TEAMS: Switzerland v Argentina
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
 Full TimeESPN/UNIV/UNDP
Argentina
1
 
0
Switzerland
Á. Di María  118' 1-0 
HT: 0-0
Arena de Sao Paulo (Attendance: 63,255)
Referee: Jonas Eriksson
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Argentina vs. Switzerland
Minute Commentary
120' ARGENTINA 1-0 SWITZERLAND
Angel di Maria's strike deep into added time broke Swiss hearts and sent Argentina through to the quarter-finals after 120 minutes of a hard-fought and evenly-balanced encounter. The South Americans were extremely poor throughout the game, failing to play with any energy or intent throughout – in part due to an excellent defensive performance by Switzerland. Chances were at a premium for much of the game, with Josip Drmic wasting a one-on-one in the first half and Lionel Messi going close with a snap-shot from the edge of the area in the second. Extra-time inevitably came, and it was Messi who provided the crucial moment of quality, jinking to the edge of the box and teeing up Di Maria to finish into the far corner. Di Maria had previously had a dreadful game, giving the ball away a remarkable 51 times, but his energy in extra-time – along with Messi's genius – proved to be the difference. Switzerland still almost managed to take the game to penalties, throwing everyone forward (including the goalkeeper) for a series of crosses, with Blerim Dzemaili hitting the post in added time at the end of extra-time to prompt a collective head-in-hands moment for the European underdogs. Argentina go through to face the winner of the final second round tie between USA and Belgium, while Switzerland will return home wondering what might have been. In Sao Paulo it finished Argentina 1, Switzerland 0.
120' FULL-TIME
The ball crashes into the top of a massive Argentina wall and that signals the final whistle. What a stunning finish to an otherwise disappointing game. Argentina go through!
120' ONE. LAST. CHANCE.
Switzerland have a free-kick right on the edge of the box. Ezequiel Garay picked up a yellow for the challenge, but that barely matters. This will be the last kick of the game.
120' WORTH A GO
Switzerland are throwing everything forward in the last seconds of the game - even the keeper is up! Argentina finally manage to ease the pressure and break. Angel di Maria goes for goal from inside his own half with nobody left at home, but sends his effort fractionally wide.
120' OFF THE POST!
Unbelievable scenes! A cross into the box is met by the head of Blerim Dzemaili, but his effort comes back off the woodwork and he doesn't have any time to sort his feet out for the rebound, meaning that the ball bounces back off his shin and agonisingly wide! The whole Swiss team collapse to the floor in disbelief!
119' MORE ON THAT GOAL!
What a stunning finish to this game! Lionel Messi did indeed have one moment of quality left in him. Picking the ball up midway through the Switzerland half, he turned and skipped his way to the edge of the area, hurdling a Fabian Schar challenge on the way. With Ricardo Rodriguez drawn into the middle to mark Gonzalo Higuain, Messi picked out the unmarked Angel di Maria on the right, and the Real Madrid man made no mistake with a finish into the far bottom corner. Di Maria has had a shocking game, but he won't care one bit right now!
118' GOOOAAALLL!!!
Angel di Maria has surely won it for Argentina!
117' CRUCIAL CHALLENGE
Angel di Maria still has pace to burn, even at this late stage. He very nearly catches an aimless punt forward, which would have put him in behind the Swiss defence, but Fabian Schar just about manages to hook the stray ball out of play.
115' MESSI OUT ON HIS FEET
Lionel Messi is really struggling for fitness now, having had to work his socks off all game to try and find an inch of space to work in. It has been a tactical master-class by Ottmar Hitzfeld (if sitting deep and playing on the counter can be described as a master-class), but Messi will still have at least one moment left in him. Can he make it count?!
113' CHANGE FOR SWITZERLAND
Blerim Dzemaili replaces Admir Mehmedi in Switzerland's third and final change of the game. Is he a penalty taker?
112' BACKS TO THE WALL
Switzerland are camped inside their own penalty area at the moment, desperately clinging on as Argentina pump cross and cross into the mixer. There's very little height in the attack, so crossing does seem like an odd approach.
109' GOOD HIT BY DI MARIA
Angel di Maria has done very little today, but almost puts Argentina ahead with a stunning drive from an angle. However, Diego Benaglio is equal to it with a lovely save that tips the ball over the bar. One for the cameras!
108' ATTACKING INTENT
Argentina have at least mixed things up a bit, essentially going for a front four.
106' 15 MINUTES REMAINING
We are closing in on a penalty shootout unless one of these teams can conjure up a winner in the final 15 minutes. Argentina have made their final change, but once again it is negative. Lucas Biglia and Jose Maria Basanta have replaced Fernando Gago and Marcos Rojo in extra-time, which adds precisely nothing to an Argentine attack that hasn't been able to get going. Very disappointing by Alejandro Sabella.
105' HALF-TIME
The whistle goes to signal the halfway point in the added 30 minutes.
104' CHANCE GOES BEGGING
Angel di Maria bursts clear down the wing and tries to pick out Gonzalo Higuain at the back stick, but his cross is cut out and the chance goes begging.
102' PLENTY OF NOISE
The locals in the crowd have come to life, cheering every Swiss touch as the boys in red stroke the ball around inside the Argentina half. Brazil's neighbours are in very real danger of being dumped out of the World Cup today!
100' WASTEFUL ON THE BREAK
Switzerland have not been clinical enough on the counter today, and again a break comes to an end as Haris Seferovic misplaces the final pass before attempting a shot from distance that is easily blocked. That was such a waste.
98' LENIENT REFEREEING
The officials have clearly been given instructions to let challenges go during this World Cup second round. It is presumably intended to keep games flowing, but in fact has stifled the better players, and that has rarely been better evidenced than in this game. Lionel Messi has been pushed and pulled and kicked and niggled at all game, but has barely been given a thing by the ref.
94' END-TO-END
The game has opened up dramatically in the first few minutes of extra-time. The two defences are tiring, creating plenty of space on the counter. That will probably favour Argentina... but Switzerland only need one chance.
91' EXTRA-TIME
Here we go then. Can either of these teams find a winner in the added half an hour, or will we be heading to a shootout?
90' FULL-TIME
The final whistle goes to send the match into an extra half an hour. That's the fourth of seven ties to go into extra-time!
90' OVER THE BAR!
We're into three minutes of added time at the end of the 90, and Switzerland very nearly steal it at the death. Gokhan Inler's free-kick delivery is good, but aerial threat Fabian Schar is well-marshalled by Federico Fernandez and can't keep his header down.
90' YELLOW CARD
Marcos Rojo is lured into a challenge on Ricardo Rodriguez, halting a Swiss break and earning himself a yellow card. That booking will keep the young full-back out of the quarter-final... if Argentina manage to find a way to win this game.
88' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Valon Behrami fouls Lionel Messi and then goes crashing to the floor claiming a push. There are a lot of furious players crowding the official, but he keeps his cool and opts against a card. There was very little in that incident at all.
85' OVER THE BAR
Switzerland deal well with a corner and Marcos Rojo goes for glory with a drive over the bar. Diego Benaglio will be happy to face shots like that all day!
83' FRESH LEGS UP TOP
Josip Drmic has run himself into the ground leading the line for Switzerland today, but lacked the necessary quality to beat Sergio Romero when it really mattered. Haris Seferovic comes on in his place.
82' TEMPERS FLARE
The partisan crowd are unhappy as Lionel Messi is not awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area, and seconds later it is Switzerland who get a set-piece for a foul by Ezequiel Garay on halfway.
80' EXTRA-TIME LOOMS
The chances are beginning to arrive with increasing frequency now, but the time is running out for one of these teams to snatch it before an added 30 minutes. However, Switzerland will know they can't switch off for even a second after Lionel Messi's 93rd-minute winner against Iran earlier in the tournament.
79' MESSI DENIED!
Lionel Messi jinks his way through a host of challenges on the edge of the area before forcing Diego Benaglio into a smart stop low to his right. Argentina claim for a penalty as the Rodrigo Palacio goes tumbling over the goalkeeper on the rebound, but there was nothing in that and the referee rightly awards a corner instead.
75' CHANGE FOR ARGENTINA
An Argentine break is brought to a premature end as Gelson Fernandes hacks down Angel di Maria, earning himself a yellow card. Argentina take advantage of the stoppage in play to replace the ineffective Ezequiel Lavezzi with Rodrigo Palacio. It isn't the most attacking change, but will at least add some fresh legs.
73' THE GAME OPENS UP
The first half was absolutely dreadful in all honesty, but the game is starting to turn into a decent affair. Both teams are finding space on the counter as they try and avoid taking this game into an extra half hour, and that is helping improve the entertainment value.
69' SOLID DEFENDING
Switzerland have been under the cosh for a good ten minutes, but almost find themselves ahead. Josip Drmic is so close to being clean through on the edge of the area, but Marcos Rojo digs his defensive colleagues out of a hole with a wonderful recovery tackle.
67' OVER THE BAR!
Gonzalo Higuain glances a header across the face of the goal when he really should have scored, but from the following attack Lionel Messi controls with his chest and volleys Argentina's best effort of the match just an inch over the bar! The pressure is building!
66' CHANGE FOR SWITZERLAND
Granit Xhaka is taken off (before he gets sent off, presumably), with Gelson Fernandes coming on. Fernandes scored the winner in that 1-0 victory over Spain four years ago and is very effective on the break. However, his first job will be to offer his full-back some protection from Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marcos Rojo's double-pronged assault down that flank.
61' SIGNS OF LIFE
Argentina have finally realised that they need to move the ball at a high tempo to get their attacking players into space, and Switzerland are hanging on at the moment. A brilliant ball in by Marcos Rojo is headed on target by Gonzalo Higuain, forcing Diego Benaglio to tip over the bar.
58' GOOD SAVE
Marcos Rojo slices a cross and almost catches out the goalkeeper, but Diego Benaglio adjusts quickly to claw the ball away.
55' STILL SLUGGISH
Argentina can't get going, with neither Javier Mascherano nor Fernando Gago seemingly capable of upping the pace of their build-up play. Gonzalo Higuain might as well not be playing, as every time the ball gets close to the penalty area he is swarmed by the centre-backs.
51' SWITZERLAND LOOKING DANGEROUS
Argentina needed to raise the tempo of the game in the second half, but in fact it is Switzerland who have stepped up a gear since the restart. Xherdan Shaqiri has stung the palms of Sergio Romero with a free-kick and Josip Drmic has shot over the bar from a narrow angle, but Granit Xhaka continues to walk a tightrope as he goes crunching into tackles while already on a booking.
48' LUCKY BOY!
Granit Xhaka brings Lionel Messi crashing to the floor and is very fortunate to escape a second yellow card. Switzerland are also lucky that the referee blew up for that, as if he had played an advantage Angel di Maria had latched on to the loose ball and was in space.
46' SECOND HALF
The game is back underway with both teams unchanged. Towards the end of the first half it was clear that Angel di Maria and Ezequiel Lavezzi had switched sides, and they seemed to have stayed that way around (Di Maria right, Lavezzi left) for the second half.
45' 0-0 AT THE BREAK
Containing tactics by Switzerland have reduced the first half of this second round tie to little more than a midfield slug fest. Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria are being crowded out and hacked to pieces by the Swiss midfield, but Argentina are not moving the ball quickly enough to give those star players a chance to find space. A great cross across the face of the goal is the only real chance that the Argentineans have had, with Ezequiel Garay failing to get a touch, while Switzerland have had the best of the opportunities on the counter-attack. Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner have forced Sergio Romero into decent saves, while the goalkeeper was given a huge let-off for his hesitant reaction to a long ball over the top by a terribly weak finish from Josip Drmic. Xherdan Shaqiri has been the liveliest player on the park, flitting between the lines to set his team up on the break. Switzerland's plan will be to play the second half in exactly the same manner and hopefully take their chances on the break; Argentina will need to do something to inject some life into their performance.
45' HALF-TIME
The whistle goes to bring the half to an end. Let's liven things up for the second half please.
44' EFFECTIVE APPROACH
Switzerland's tactics may not be the best for the neutral (which is odd, considering) but Ottmar Hitzfeld's approach is proving very effective at shutting down Argentina. This is very similar to how they played in their opening game of the 2010 World Cup before snatching a winner against the eventual winners Spain.
38' TERRIBLE EFFORT BY DRMIC
Argentina are caught wide open by a long ball over the top, and the hesitancy of Sergio Romero gifts Josip Drmic with a shot on goal. However, the striker goes for a dink over the retreating goalkeeper, only to float it gently into Romero's arms. What a waste! The goalkeeper really should have come out to deal with that.
36' A DESERVED BOOKING
Switzerland have come here with a game plan... and it is not pretty! Ezequiel Lavezzi twists and turns his way into space in an attempt to set Argentina off on a break, but his show of skill is brought to an abrupt end by Granit Xhaka. The referee brandishes a yellow card, and Xhaka can have no complaints.
30' GREAT CHANCE FOR ARGENTINA
Angel di Maria fizzes a brilliant free-kick right across the face of the goal, but Ezequiel Garay can't quite manage to get a touch at full-stretch. The goal was gaping there, and Stephan Lichtsteiner will be relieved that he didn't get a touch either – otherwise that would have been an own-goal for sure.
29' SPELL OF PRESSURE
Switzerland have suddenly turned on the gas, and – after a couple of Xherdan Shaqiri corners are unconvincingly dealt with by Argentina – the ball falls to Granit Xhaka on the edge of the area. The shot is through a crowd of bodies, but Sergio Romero does well to get his feet to it and then does equally well to get back up and save a drive by Stephan Lichtsteiner just a second later. Will that spark the game into life?
26' AGGRESSIVE APPROACH
It isn't just Lionel Messi who is being targeted by the Swiss. Angel di Maria has been on the receiving end of some pretty rough challenges at least a handful of times already, but the ref is keeping his cards in his pocket for now.
25' CLOSE ATTENTION
Lionel Messi isn't one to go down easily (unlike many players at this tournament), but if he had gone to ground there it would have been a certain free-kick. He was clearly pulled back in the centre of the park, but the referee allowed play to go on.
20' WONDERFUL DEFENDING
For the first time in the game Lionel Messi manages to jink away from the two Switzerland defenders closest to him, but Ricardo Rodriguez responds brilliant to tackle Messi and clear. Without Rodriguez's intervention Messi would have been in acres of space inside the Swiss box.
18' TRANSFER NEWS
You can tell how average this game has been in the opening stages by just how many journalists in the press box have turned their attention to their laptops in response to the latest transfer news from the world of club football: Chelsea revealed moments ago that they have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for star 'Spanish' striker Diego Costa.
15' TOUGH AFTERNOON AHEAD
Lionel Messi is sent crashing to the floor by a rugged Granit Xhaka challenge. That's not the first hefty collision that Messi has suffered in this game – he is being surrounded by Swiss midfielders every time the ball even looks like coming near him.
13' DANGEROUS CROSS
Lionel Messi attempts to provide a spark to liven up what has been a disappointing game so far, but his delicious first time cross catches Gonzalo Higuain on his heels and Diego Benaglio comes off his line to claim.
11' TERRIFIC SUPPORT
There were only supposed to be 20,000 Argentinean ticket holders for this game… but it is pretty clear that they are in Sao Paulo in far great numbers than that! The stands are a sea of blue and white, dotted with the occasional yellow jersey. There's not much red in the crowd though, which explains why Switzerland are being booed every time they cross the halfway line.
9' OVER THE BAR!
Switzerland earn a corner thanks to great work by Xherdan Shaqiri, but it comes to nothing and Gokhan Inler's attempt to keep the move alive only results in his wayward shot drifting well over the bar. Switzerland will need to show more composure than that!
7' SLOW START
It has been a cagey affair in the opening minutes, with a high tempo and plenty of nerves forcing possession to change hands time and again. It appears that Angel di Maria and Ezequiel Lavezzi have been instructed to play wide of a midfield four, stretching the pitch to create more space for Lionel Messi while at the same time forcing the two attacking Swiss full-backs to stay back and concentrate on their defensive responsibilities.
1' KICK-OFF
Argentina have tried to keep the ball since kick-off, stroking it around in midfield. However, the early indications are that Switzerland are going to press high up the pitch to try and make the likes of Angel di Maria and Lionel Messi play further from goal.
0' ALL SET FOR KICK-OFF
The players are out, the anthems have been sung and we're all set for kick-off in Sao Paulo.
0' TEAM NEWS
Ezequiel Lavezzi is the man who gets the nod for Argentina in place of Sergio Aguero, suggesting that they will stick with the 4-3-3. Whatever the formation, the introduction of PSG's Lavezzi will add pace and directness to the Argentine attack. Fabian Shar starts in defence for Switzerland as expected, while Granit Xhaka keeps his place – although there are reports from the Swiss training camp that he will be needed to be play wider to accommodate Xherdan Shaqiri in a central role.
0' ARGENTINA V SWITZERLAND
The World Cup is rapidly racing towards its conclusion, and today's meeting between Argentina and Switzerland will confirm the penultimate team to reach the competition's last eight. Both of these teams scored plenty of goals in the group stage while also looking extremely vulnerable at the back, and with both more than capable of threatening on the counter-attack the game promises to live up to the terrific standard that the second round has already set. Join me, Tom Bennett, for live text commentary.
0' FLAT TRACK BULLIES OR TITLE FAVOURITES?
The South Americans flattered to deceive at times in the group stage, relying heavily on Lionel Messi to help them through some lacklustre games. But with Messi in such sensational form and an impressively large travelling fan-base thoroughly behind them, it would be little surprise to see La Albiceleste go all the way to the final.
0' JEKYLL AND HYDE
Switzerland arrived at the World Cup as an unheralded outsider… despite being one of the eight seeded teams in the draw and ranked sixth in the world at the start of the tournament. The group stage was a mixed bag for the Swiss, cruising past Ecuador and Honduras but being hammered by a rampant France. Xherdan Shaqiri has been the star, bagging a hat-trick against Honduras, but Switzerland will need to tighten up significantly in defence if they are to contain Messi and co.
0' EARLY ARGENTINA TEAM NEWS
The big news for Argentina is that they are without Sergio Aguero… but on the evidence of the group stage that may not be such a bad thing. Aguero was clearly struggling for fitness, while the introduction of Ezequiel Lavezzi in his place against Nigeria gave the team a much better balance and a different type of threat. However, there is talk that Alejandro Sabella may decide to keep Lavezzi on the bench as an impact player, and instead use the absence of Aguero as an opportunity to change his formation and go for a more defensively solid midfield four in behind Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain. Reports suggest that Maxi Rodriguez is the likeliest man to come into the team if Sabella goes down that route.
0' EARLY SWITZERLAND TEAM NEWS
Steve von Bergen is missing for Switzerland, with Fabian Shar likely to replace him at centre-back. The only other absentee is Mario Gavranovic, who injured his knee in training. Ottmar Hitzfeld isn't likely to make too many tactical changes, but may move Xherdan Shaqiri into a more central role to free him up for the counter-attack and get the most out of his near-telepathic relationship with Josip Drmic. The two central midfielders will sit deep to try and squeeze Lionel Messi's space, and the two wide midfielders are likely to tuck inside in an effort to crowd the midfield. That means that a lot of pressure will be on the two full-backs – Stephan Lichtsteiner and Ricardo Rodriguez – to offer width when the Swiss attack… but if Argentina do switch to a four in midfield then expect Angel di Maria and whoever starts on the other side to have plenty of space on the flanks.
0' THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Today's referee is Sweden's Jonas Eriksson. The 40-year-old is an extremely experienced international referee, having been on FIFA's books since 2002, and earlier in the tournament he took charge of the USA's tempestuous meeting with Ghana. Every time Eriksson officiates a game on live television it seems to be necessary to mention that he is a multi-millionaire… so let's not buck that trend.
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Argentina
(4-3-3)
Sergio Romero1
Pablo Zabaleta4
Fede Fernández17
120+4' Ezequiel Garay2
90' 105+1' Marcos Rojo16
106' Fernando Gago5
Javier Mascherano14
120' 118' Ángel Di María7
74' Ezequiel Lavezzi22
Lionel Messi10
Gonzalo Higuaín9
Substitutes
Agustín Orión12
Mariano Andújar21
105+1' José María Basanta23
Martín Demichelis15
Hugo Campagnaro3
106' Lucas Biglia6
Maxi Rodríguez11
Enzo Pérez8
Augusto Fernández13
Ricardo Álvarez19
74' Rodrigo Palacio18
Sergio Agüero20
Switzerland
(4-2-3-1)
1Diego Benaglio
2Stephan Lichtsteiner
20Johan Djourou
22Fabian Schar
13Ricardo Rodríguez
11Valon Behrami
8Gokhan Inler
23Xherdan Shaqiri
10Granit Xhaka 36' 66'
18Admir Mehmedi 113'
19Josip Drmic 82'
Substitutes
12Yann Sommer
21Roman Burki
4Philippe Senderos
3Reto Ziegler
6Michael Lang
15Blerim Dzemaili 113'
16Gelson Fernandes 73' 66'
7Tranquillo Barnetta
14Valentin Stocker
9Haris Seferovic 82'
Manager
Alejandro Sabella 
Manager
Ottmar Hitzfeld 
Argentina
(4-3-3)
1Sergio Romero
4Pablo Zabaleta
17Fede Fernández
2Ezequiel Garay
Yellow Card 120+4'
16Marcos Rojo
Yellow Card 90'
Substitution José María Basanta (on) 105+1'
5Fernando Gago
Substitution Lucas Biglia (on) 106'
14Javier Mascherano
7Ángel Di María
Yellow Card 120'
Goal 118'
22Ezequiel Lavezzi
Substitution Rodrigo Palacio (on) 74'
10Lionel Messi
9Gonzalo Higuaín
Substitutes
12Agustín Orión
21Mariano Andújar
23José María Basanta
Substitution José María Basanta (on) 105+1'
15Martín Demichelis
3Hugo Campagnaro
6Lucas Biglia
Substitution Lucas Biglia (on) 106'
11Maxi Rodríguez
8Enzo Pérez
13Augusto Fernández
19Ricardo Álvarez
18Rodrigo Palacio
Substitution Rodrigo Palacio (on) 74'
20Sergio Agüero
Manager
Alejandro Sabella 
Switzerland
(4-2-3-1)
1Diego Benaglio
2Stephan Lichtsteiner
20Johan Djourou
22Fabian Schar
13Ricardo Rodríguez
11Valon Behrami
8Gokhan Inler
23Xherdan Shaqiri
10Granit Xhaka
Yellow Card 36'
Substitution Gelson Fernandes (on) 66'
18Admir Mehmedi
Substitution Blerim Dzemaili (on) 113'
19Josip Drmic
Substitution Haris Seferovic (on) 82'
Substitutes
12Yann Sommer
21Roman Burki
4Philippe Senderos
3Reto Ziegler
6Michael Lang
15Blerim Dzemaili
Substitution Admir Mehmedi (off) 113'
16Gelson Fernandes
Yellow Card 73'
Substitution Granit Xhaka (off) 66'
7Tranquillo Barnetta
14Valentin Stocker
9Haris Seferovic
Substitution Josip Drmic (off) 82'
Manager
Ottmar Hitzfeld 
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Team Stats
ArgentinaARG SwitzerlandSUI
1 Goals 0
1 Assists 0
29 Shots 14
22 Shots on Goal 7
7 Saves 20
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
56 Crosses 19
13 Corner Kicks 5
0 Offside 1
19 Fouls Committed 28
3 Cautions/Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
61% Ball Possession 39%
Argentina
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Sergio Romero 120 - 0 0 0 4
2Ezequiel Garay 120 0 1 0 - -
4Pablo Zabaleta 120 0 0 0 - -
5Fernando Gago 106 0 0 0 - -
7Ángel Di María 120 1 1 0 - -
9Gonzalo Higuaín 120 0 0 0 - -
10Lionel Messi 120 0 0 0 - -
14Javier Mascherano 120 0 0 0 - -
16Marcos Rojo 104 0 1 0 - -
17Fede Fernández 120 0 0 0 - -
22Ezequiel Lavezzi 74 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
6Lucas Biglia 14 0 0 0 - -
18Rodrigo Palacio 46 0 0 0 - -
23José María Basanta 16 0 0 0 - -

Switzerland
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Diego Benaglio 120 - 0 0 1 8
2Stephan Lichtsteiner 120 0 0 0 - -
8Gokhan Inler 120 0 0 0 - -
10Granit Xhaka 66 0 1 0 - -
11Valon Behrami 120 0 0 0 - -
13Ricardo Rodríguez 120 0 0 0 - -
18Admir Mehmedi 113 0 0 0 - -
19Josip Drmic 82 0 0 0 - -
20Johan Djourou 120 0 0 0 - -
22Fabian Schar 120 0 0 0 - -
23Xherdan Shaqiri 120 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
9Haris Seferovic 38 0 0 0 - -
15Blerim Dzemaili 7 0 0 0 - -
16Gelson Fernandes 54 0 1 0 - -
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ArgentinaARG vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Minute Event
120+6' Game Over  Argentina 1-0 Switzerland
120+6' Half Over  Argentina 1-0 Switzerland
120+5' Shot on Goal  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
120+5' Free Kick  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
120+4' Yellow Card  Ezequiel Garay (Argentina)
120+3' Foul  Shaqiri fouled by Ezequiel Garay (Argentina)
120+3' Shot  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
120+3' Cross  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland) - Clearance In Play
120+3' Free Kick  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
120+2' Foul  Dzemaili fouled by José María Basanta (Argentina)
120+1' Shot  Blerim Dzemaili (Switzerland)
120+1' Shot  Blerim Dzemaili (Switzerland)
120+1' Corner Kick  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
120+1' Cross  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland) - Headed Out - In Play
120+1' Free Kick  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
120' Yellow Card  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
120' Foul  Rodríguez fouled by Ángel Di María (Argentina)
118' Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina). Assist by Messi
118' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
118' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
117' Throw-In  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
117' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
116' Cross  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland) - Defended by Keeper
115' Throw-In  José María Basanta (Argentina)
115' Foul  Seferovic fouled by José María Basanta (Argentina)
114' Cross  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
114' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
114' Throw-In  José María Basanta (Argentina)
113' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
113' Substitution  Blerim Dzemaili (on). Mehmedi (off). (Switzerland)
113' Shot  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
112' Corner Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
112' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
111' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
111' Shot on Goal  Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
110' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
109' Foul  Fernández fouled by Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland)
109' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
109' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
107' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland)
107' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
107' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
106' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
106' Start Half 
106' Substitution  Lucas Biglia (on). Gago (off). (Argentina)
105+3' Half Over  Argentina 0-0 Switzerland
105+2' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
105+2' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
105+2' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
105+1' Substitution  José María Basanta (on). Rojo (off). (Argentina)
105' Cross  Fabian Schar (Switzerland) - Clearance Out of Play
103' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
103' Shot on Goal  Haris Seferovic (Switzerland)
102' Foul  Gago fouled by Haris Seferovic (Switzerland)
102' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
99' Foul  Behrami fouled by Rodrigo Palacio (Argentina)
99' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
98' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
97' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
97' Shot  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
96' Cross  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland) - Headed Out - In Play
96' Free Kick  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
96' Foul  Shaqiri fouled by Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
95' Throw-In  Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland)
95' Throw-In  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
94' Shot on Goal  Rodrigo Palacio (Argentina)
94' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - On Target
94' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
94' Foul  Higuaín fouled by Johan Djourou (Switzerland)
93' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
93' Cross  Haris Seferovic (Switzerland)
93' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
92' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
92' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
91' Shot on Goal  Fede Fernández (Argentina)
91' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - On Target
91' Cross  Rodrigo Palacio (Argentina) - Clearance Out of Play
91' Start Half 
90+4' Half Over  Argentina 0-0 Switzerland
90+3' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
90+3' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
90+2' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
90+2' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
90+2' Shot  Fabian Schar (Switzerland)
90+2' Cross  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland) - Off Target
90+2' Free Kick  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
90+1' Foul  Mehmedi fouled by Fernando Gago (Argentina)
90' Yellow Card  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
90' Foul  Rodríguez fouled by Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
90' Shot on Goal  Ezequiel Garay (Argentina)
90' Corner Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - On Target
89' Offside  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
89' Cross  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland) - Defended
88' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
87' Foul  Behrami fouled by Rodrigo Palacio (Argentina)
87' Foul  Messi fouled by Valon Behrami (Switzerland)
86' Foul  Gago fouled by Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
85' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
85' Shot  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
85' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
84' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
84' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
84' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
83' Foul  Fernández fouled by Haris Seferovic (Switzerland)
83' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
82' Substitution  Haris Seferovic (on). Drmic (off). (Switzerland)
82' Foul  Drmic fouled by Ezequiel Garay (Argentina)
81' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
79' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
78' Shot on Goal  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
78' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
77' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
77' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
76' Shot  Fernando Gago (Argentina)
76' Cross  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina) - Completed Pass
76' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
75' Shot  Rodrigo Palacio (Argentina)
75' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Off Target
75' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
75' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
74' Foul  Messi fouled by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
74' Substitution  Rodrigo Palacio (on). Lavezzi (off). (Argentina)
73' Yellow Card  Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland)
73' Foul  Di María fouled by Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland)
73' Throw-In  Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland)
73' Throw-In  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
72' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
72' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
71' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
69' Foul  Rojo fouled by Josip Drmic (Switzerland)
69' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
69' Shot on Goal  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
68' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
67' Shot  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
67' Cross  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
67' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
67' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
66' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
66' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
66' Substitution  Gelson Fernandes (on). Xhaka (off). (Switzerland)
65' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
65' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
64' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
63' Shot on Goal  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
63' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
62' Shot on Goal  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
62' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - On Target
62' Throw-In  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
61' Throw-In  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
61' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
61' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
61' Foul  Messi fouled by Fabian Schar (Switzerland)
60' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
60' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Directly Out
59' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
59' Cross  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Clearance Out of Play
59' Shot on Goal  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
58' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
58' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
57' Throw-In  Fernando Gago (Argentina)
57' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
57' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
56' Foul  Drmic fouled by Fede Fernández (Argentina)
55' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
55' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Clearance Out of Play
55' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
54' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
54' Cross  Javier Mascherano (Argentina) - Directly Out
53' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
53' Shot  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
53' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
53' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
52' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
51' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
51' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
51' Shot  Josip Drmic (Switzerland)
50' Shot on Goal  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
50' Free Kick  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
49' Foul  Lichtsteiner fouled by Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
49' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
49' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
48' Foul  Messi fouled by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
47' Corner Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
47' Shot on Goal  Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
47' Corner Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - On Target
47' Shot on Goal  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
47' Cross  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - On Target
46' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
46' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
46' Start Half 
45+1' Half Over  Argentina 0-0 Switzerland
45+1' Corner Kick  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) - Headed Out - In Play
44' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
42' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
41' Foul  Shaqiri fouled by Ezequiel Garay (Argentina)
41' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
40' Foul  Mascherano fouled by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
39' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
39' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
39' Shot on Goal  Josip Drmic (Switzerland)
38' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
37' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
37' Throw-In  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
37' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
36' Yellow Card  Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
36' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
35' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
35' Cross  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) - Defended by Keeper
35' Free Kick  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
34' Foul  Shaqiri fouled by Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
33' Foul  Drmic fouled by Fede Fernández (Argentina)
33' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
32' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
32' Shot on Goal  Ángel Di María (Argentina)
31' Foul  Higuaín fouled by Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
30' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
30' Corner Kick  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Directly Out
29' Shot on Goal  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
28' Shot on Goal  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
28' Shot on Goal  Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
27' Corner Kick  Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland)
27' Cross  Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland) - Clearance In Play
27' Corner Kick  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) - Clearance In Play
27' Cross  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) - Headed Out - In Play
27' Free Kick  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
26' Foul  Shaqiri fouled by Ezequiel Garay (Argentina)
26' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
25' Shot  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)
25' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Off Target
25' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
24' Foul  Di María fouled by Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland)
24' Foul  Josip Drmic (Switzerland)
24' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
22' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
22' Foul  Mehmedi fouled by Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
21' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
21' Foul  Behrami fouled by Ángel Di María (Argentina)
20' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
20' Throw-In  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
19' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
18' Foul  Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
18' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
18' Foul  Di María fouled by Valon Behrami (Switzerland)
17' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
17' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
16' Cross  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
16' Cross  Marcos Rojo (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
15' Foul  Messi fouled by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
15' Goal Kick  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
14' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
13' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Defended by Keeper
13' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
12' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
11' Throw-In  Fernando Gago (Argentina)
11' Cross  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina) - Headed Out - In Play
11' Free Kick  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
10' Foul  Di María fouled by Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)
10' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
9' Foul  Gago fouled by Josip Drmic (Switzerland)
9' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
9' Shot  Gokhan Inler (Switzerland)
9' Corner Kick  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
8' Cross  Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland) - Clearance In Play
6' Shot on Goal  Fernando Gago (Argentina)
6' Cross  Lionel Messi (Argentina) - On Target
6' Free Kick  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
6' Foul  Di María fouled by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
5' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
5' Cross  Ángel Di María (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
5' Throw-In  Ricardo Rodríguez (Switzerland)
4' Goal Kick  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
4' Foul  Behrami fouled by Fernando Gago (Argentina)
4' Cross  Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina) - Clearance In Play
4' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
3' Throw-In  Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
3' Foul  Lavezzi fouled by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
1' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
1' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
1' Start Half 
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