A 3rd success in 3 matches for Switzerland

The Swiss women’s team picked up their third success in three matches in the 2023 World Cup qualifiers on Friday.

But the selection of Nils Nielsen was satisfied with the minimum service against Romania, beaten 2-0 in Zurich.

The Swiss, who had largely beaten Lithuania (4-1) and Moldova (6-0) in September, therefore failed to heal their goal difference. They are now perfectly tied with Italy, favorite in this group G, which has a goal average of 11-0 after defeating Croatia 3-0 on Friday.

However, captain Lia Wälti and her teammates largely dominated the debates against Romania, which they had beaten 6-0 and 2-0 in the Euro 2022 qualifiers. They are thus credited with 13 shots on target. final, against only one for their opponents.

A double from Crnogorcevic

The goal scored in the 48th by Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic, who headed off a ball rejected by Romanian goalkeeper Andrea Paraluta after a cross from Ramona Bachmann, went unheeded for a long time. The clear opportunities were however chained after the opening of the scoring.

The Swiss were inefficient, like Crnogorcevic on his volley from close range in the 79th. But also luck, as on these two free kicks from Bachmann on the crossbar (39th and 55th) or this strike from Sandy Mändli who hit the amounts twice (80th).

It is a penalty transformed by Crnogorcevic (90th) which allowed the Swiss to double the stake. But this lack of sharpness could prove fatal in the final count. Only the group winners will be directly qualified for the final phase planned in Oceania, the runners-up being forced to go through the play-offs.

Chain Tuesday

The protected Nils Nielsen will try to continue their course without fail Tuesday, at 7 p.m. on the same lawn of Letzigrund that they discovered on Friday. They will return to Croatia, which they also faced in qualifying for Euro 2022 (2-0 victory in Thun, 1-1 draw in Croatia).



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