Switzerland have one foot in the knockout stages of an international tournament following this 1-1 draw with Romania at the Parc des Princes. Switzerland have four points from their two matches, while Romania will probably need to beat Albania in their final group match.
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Romania - Switzerland
Euro 2016 - 16 June 2016
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Tatarusanu time wastes with the free kick, to the dismay of both the Romania and Swiss fans. Embolo then gets a yellow card for a tackle on Grigore after losing control of the ball on the edge of the area.
Chipciu, who has been quiet in the second half, overhits a cross to the far post towards Keseru.
Shani Tarashaj, Everton's January signing, replaces Shaqiri for the three minutes of injury-time.
Lichsteiner and Lang combine down the right but Tatarusanu is across to catch the ball at full stretch.
Torje has a rare corner for Romania, but he is unable to find Chiriches in the area and Switzerland can clear.
Tatarusanu comes to confidently take Rodriguez's angled free-kick into the area. The Wolfsburg defender has disappointed with his free-kicks today.
Lichsteiner plays in Embolo down the right channel, but the Basel forward fouls Grigore as the pair compete for the ball.
35-year-old Michael Lang replaces Dzemaili for Switzerland, while Florin Andone comes on for Romania goalscorer Stancu.
Filip fails to pass to Stancu from two yards down the left and a promising Romania move comes shuddering to an end.
Stancu tries to build something down the right, but Hoban is penalised for a high foot on Lichsteiner from Torje's mishit first-time pass.
Grigore only half clears a ball down the right channel, but Dzemaili tries an optimistic volley from the dropping ball when a pass to Embolo was the better option.
Shaqiri's free-kick hits the wall, and Mehmedi is unable to get any power on his follow-up shot.
Grigore gets a yellow card for a foul on Embolo form Dzemaili's through ball. Switzerland have a free-kick 20 yards from goal.
Rodriguez floats up a ball to the back post but Shaqiri shins his acrobatic scissor kick well over Tatarusanu's crossbar.
Embolo chases down a long ball from Mehmedi which Tatarusanu comes out to deal with. His clearance is underhit, but enough yellow shirts get back to deal with the danger.
Embolo tries to beat Chiriches down the left but the Napoli defender does well to check the danger.
SAVE: Torje tries a snapshot free-kick, following Djorou's foul on Keseru, from 40 yards that has Sommer sprawling.
Sapunaru does enough to put off Embolo's header at the far post from Lichsteiner's cross to the back post.
Chiriches, just, manages to hold off a direct Embolo run into the box. The teenager has looked sharp since coming on.
Switzerland may be happy with a point here - they do look worried at being caught on the break.
CHANCE: Keseru is unmarked in the box but heads straight at Sommer from close range.
Basel's Embolo, just 19, comes on to replace the ineffective Seferovic for Switzerland.
Chiriches tarries over the ball 35 yards from goal, but the Napoli defender recovers as Seferovic comes in.
Steliano Filip, who has been struggling with an ankle injury, replaces Rat at left-back.
Grigore checks a slaloming run from Shaqiri and the Stoke midfielder has a chance to shoot on goal from 25 yards. But he gets under the ball and it sails over Tatarusanu's goal.
Breel Embolo was due to come on, and had taken off his training bid. Now Petkovic has told him to put his shirt back on!
GOAL: Romania 1-1 Switzerland. Mehmedi slams home from the angle and it into the far corner of the goal after Romania make a mess of clearing Rodriguez's corner.
Switzerland win a corner down the left..
Mehmedi is well offside with a break down the left - Switzerland are starting to get frustrated here.
CHANCE: Djorou almost concedes an own goal as Torje volleys a cross across the six-yard box. Switzerland are able to deal easily with the corner though.
First yellow card for Switzerland as Xhaka trips Sapunaru - though the Romania full back was very much looking to fall over there.
Chiriches clears a Shaqiri corner following a good move that involved Xhaka. That is Switzerland's sixth corner of the afternoon - none so far have provided any threat to Tatarusanu's goal.
Rodriguez comes across to check a run by Torje, and doesn't even concede a corner..
And, within a minute, Hoban drags a shot wide of goal from close range. What an introduction that might have been from the Hapoel Be'er Shiva midfielder.
Ovidiu Hoban comes in place of Pintilii, who injured his groin in the first half. Romania kick off the second half.
That's half-time, and Romania lead Switzerland 1-0 at the Parc des Princes. Group A will be shaping up nicely if it stays like this...
One minute of added on time. Romania have their first two corners of the match following a flurry of pressure but they are unable to make anything of the opportunities.
Petkovic looks unhappy as Lichsteiner down the right is adjudged, just, offside.
Lichsteiner sees an effort easily saved by Tatarusanu. At the other end, Romania have a throw after Djorou clears up following Keseru's sweet flick on the edge of the Swiss area.
Torje calls for a foul as Djorou clears with a high foot - in truth, he ran into the boot of the Hamburg player.
Seferovic overhits a pass into the area towards Dzemaili - the Eintracht Frankfurt forward is not having a great afternoon so far.
Chiriches is across to keep out a Dzemaili's shot from the left channel. They then fail to make anything from the short corner - time to change the play book on corners, Vladimir?
CHANCE: Dzemaili fails to get a header on target following a cross from the right. The Genoa player seemed to pull out of that initial challenge, perhaps thinking he was going to get clattered?
Pintilii has come off for treatment on his groin - he may be in trouble here as he has just done the finger roll, the universal call for a substitute.
Romania, and Chipciu in particular, are looking very sharp on the break. A third yellow card for Romania as Keseru, I think, pulls back Behrami.
Djorou makes a desperate challenge in the box to clear, following a jinking run into the box from Chipciu.
From a fourth Swiss corner off the game, Xhaka sees a weak header from Rodriguez's corner dribble wide of Tatarusanu's goal.
Rodriquez has a free-kick from 35 yards easily saved at his far post by Tatarusanu.
Then more broken and truncated play as Prepelita goes down after a challenge from Behrami. This could be a long afternoon if the Romanians are going to play act after every tackle..
Sapunaru is down and clutching his face after clashing with Mehmedi as they competed for a high ball.
Stancu joins a select group of penalty scorers in the Euros..
HITS THE POST: Sapunaru hits the far post after the ball drops to him off Schar from Torje's free-kick from the left.
Romania then clear another Shaqiri free-kick from the right - the Stoke midfielder's distribution has been a bit off so far.
Chipciu cuts inside Lichsteiner down the left, comes back into the box, but then flashes his shot wide of Sommer's far post.
But Grigore is across to clear Shaqiri's unconvincing free-kick from the right across the area.
Chipciu then follows him into the book with a cynical block on Lichsteiner down the right flank.
Prepelita dives in on Xhaka in the centre of the field, and gets the first yellow card of the match for his troubles.
Which, after a ponderous short corner routine, they waste...
SAVE: Tatarusanu tips over Schar's chest down and shot from the right hand edge of the area. This will be the first Swiss corner of the match.
Romania on the attack again, but Schar clears Rat's low cross from the left.
GOAL: Romania 1-0 Switzerland. Stancu sends Sommer the wrong way from the spot for his second penalty in two matches!
Penalty for Romania, as Lichsteiner pulls back Chipciu in the area and referee Sergey Karasev points to the spot!
Stancu cries in vain for a handball as Schar comes out to block a Romania shot from 25 yards.
SAVE: Tatarusanu blocks again with his legs from Seferovic from Shaqiri's delightful through ball.
Good defence by Romania to keep Switzerland from making anything from a break towards Lichsteiner.
Switzerland have had 61% possession so far, but Shaqiri then tries a Hollywood ball and Romania have the ball back, at least momentarily.
Mehmedi pops up at the far post, but he opts to flick a cross back into the area rather than shoot, from Dzemaili's first-time pass.
Rat heads clear a Dzemaili cross to the far post from the left following a break down the flank. Romania easily deal with the corner, though.
Switzerland seeing plenty of the ball so far - Romania on the back foor.
Sapunaru bundles Mehmedi off the ball down the left. Sapunaru is fouled by Xhaka as the pair compete for Rodriguez's free-kick and that is a free-kick to Romania in their own penalty area.
Shaquiri fouls Grigore and Romania have a free-kick near the centre circle. From the attack, Keseru's flicked header is easily fielded by Sommer in the Switzerland goal.
CHANCE: Seferovic turns his defender Chiriches from Dzemaili's breakaway pass, but his shot is just off target.
Sapunaru heads clear a Rodriquez cross under pressure from Seferovic.
Xhaka sees a shot from the edge of the area deflect off a yellow shirt and roll towards Tatarusanu.
Torje gets to the byline beyond Rodriquez but Djorou is across to clear the cross under pressure from Keseru.
Switzerland in red shirts and white shorts do a one-man kick off against Romania, all in yellow ,following the national anthems.
Just a reminder of the state of the group - France and Switzerland are both on three points after opening round wins over Romania and Albania respectively.
The only previous encounter between the teams at a major tournament was at the 1994 World Cup. The Swiss, coached by Roy Hodgson, beat Romania 4-1 in the group stage in Detroit.
"After the France game, the first problem for our team was recuperation, both physical and psychological, but now we hope that we will be physically prepared for tomorrow's game," he said at a news conference. "We have shown a very fluid game (against France) and created some chances, but at the end of the day, we had to admit the French players were better and got the three points.
Iordanescu says his squad are “positive” after the initial disappointment of failing to secure a draw against France in Saint-Denis, with Dimitri Payet netting a brilliant 89th minute winner at the Stade de France.
"Our aim after two matches is to try to get through to the next stage of the competition, so we are going to do everything in our power against a strong Romania side," Petkovic said at a press conference. "We saw them against France, they might have won the game, so above all we really need to improve and I believe we have every chance of doing so."
Three points will see Switzerland reach the knock-out stage of the European Championship finals for the first time and become the first side at Euro 2016 to guarantee their place in the last 16.
Swiss boss Petkovic has challenged his players to win at the Parc des Princes to guarantee their progression to the knock-out stages before a challenging their final Group A match against Les Bleus in Lille on 19 June.
Switzerland's stand-out player, Xherdan Shaqiri, has scored four and made five goals in his last eight competitive matches.
ROMANIA: Tatarusanu, Sapunaru, Chiriches, Grigore, Rat, Prepelita, Pintilii, Torje, Stancu, Chipciu, Keseru...Subs: Pantilimon, Matel, Moti, Hoban, Alibec, Stanciu, Andone, Gaman, Filip, Sanmartean, Popa, Lung.///SWITZERLAND: Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Djourou, Rodriguez, Behrami, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Mehmedi, Seferovic...Subs: Hitz, Moubandje, Elvedi, von Bergen, Lang, Embolo, Frei, Zakaria, Fernandes, Tarashaj, Derdiyok, Burki.
The Swiss struggled to break down the Albania defence at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis after their early goal from Fabian Schar, despite playing for 54 minutes against 10 men following Lorik Cana's red card.
In come Gabriel Torje, Andrei Prepelita and Alexandru Chipciu into midfield, with Claudiu Keseru replacing Andone up front.
Iordanescu keeps the same back five, so Razvan Rat plays at left-back despite his lack of pace against the French on Friday. Midfielders Ovidiu Hoban, Adrian Popa and Nicolae Stanciu drop down to the bench, along with striker Florin Andone.
Romania coach Anghel Iordanescu has made four changes from the side that started the 2-1 defeat to hosts France in Paris on the opening night of the tournament on Friday.
As expected, Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic keeps the same side that started the 1-0 victory over Albania in Lens on Saturday. It means midfielder Blerim Dzemaili wins his 50th cap in today's game.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the European Championships Group A match between Romania and Switzerland from the Parc des Princes. This is Nick Royle (@nickaroyle) taking you through all the action from Paris.