Saturday May 26, 2012 Friendlies Finished Sankt Jakob Stadion

Switzerland 5 - 3 Germany

  • Derdiyok 21’, 23’, 50’
  • Lichtsteiner 67’
  • Mehmedi 76’
  • Hummels 45’
  • Schürrle 64’
  • Reus 72’

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  1. Derdiyok treble stuns Germany

    Derdiyok treble stuns Germany

    Switzerland stunned Euro 2012 contenders Germany 5-3 in an entertaining friendly in Basel with Eren Derdiyok grabbing a hat-trick. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Switzerland
    • Germany
    • 90+3' The final whistle sounds! A 5-3 win for Switzerland. Germany well beaten on the day.
    • 90+2' Johan Djourou introduced to take over from Fernandes with a minute left on the clock.
    • 90+1' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 89' The Swiss fans enjoy their celebration as a 5-3 win beckons for their country over Germany.
    • 88' A change coming for Switzerland as Wiss replaces Xhaka. All a formality of course.
    • 86' Swiss looking for a sixth goal this evening. Fernandes heads off the bar. Truly awful defending by the visitors.
    • 85' Cacau picks up for Germany, but empties the ball straight out of play. Poor stuff from a man of such quality.
    • 84' Senderos has the ball in the net, but is penalised for a push on Ter Stegen. To say this hasn't been Germany's day is an understatement.
    • 83' Inler picks out Derdiyok before Hummels is forced to head behind for only a second Swiss corner of the night.
    • 82' Ziegler rolls the ball to Fernandes. All going the home side's way. Suddenly they look like Spain. Just shows you what confidence does for a team.
    • 81' The Swiss due to face Romania in their next friendly on Wednesday. Not sure we will see anything like this again for a while.
    • 80' The Swiss fans in party mood with their trumpets while the German travelling contingent are forced to suck it up.
    • 79' Looks like a 12th defeat for Low as Germany manager since he took over after the 2006 World Cup finals. Will be interesting to see who makes his 23-man squad after this defeat.
    • 78' Lars Bender and Cacau on for Germany as Klose and Gotze depart the scene.
    • 77' Ottmar Hitzfeld is looking a very happy manager in the Swiss technical area.
    • 76' GOAL! Mehmedi stabs the ball into the net after Ziegler had hit a post from Inler's free-kick. Intelligent free-kick and suddenly the Swiss lead 5-3. A manic afternoon in Basel.
    • 75' Hummels is booked for a late tackle on Derdiyok. Didn't look to be too much in that. Free-kick chance here.
    • 74' Low has only suffered 11 defeats in six years as Germany manager. Would not have been expecting one tonight.
    • 73' Both teams looking a real mess at the back. Germany must fancy their chances of getting out of this with a draw.
    • 72' GOAL! Reus makes it 4-3 as he follows up to score from a rebound. Benaglio left kicking a post after failing to hold an initial effort.
    • 71' Benaglio forced off his line to gather the loose ball ahead of Klose.
    • 70' Howedes so close to making it 4-3 as he cut into the Swiss box, but the ball drops narrowly over.
    • 68' Mertesacker forced to dash back to deprive Derdiyok of a free shot at goal. Germany continue to toil in defence.
    • 66' GOAL! Lichtsteiner heads home from Inler's lobbed ball with Ter Stegen failing to get to the ball before the Swiss defender. A 4-2 lead now for the home team.
    • 65' Plenty of life in this friendly match with Inler picking up a yellow card for a late challenge after Germany's second of the day.
    • 64' GOAL! Schurrle sees a shot swerve in the air from distance before evading Benaglio, who was heading in the opposite direction. Back to 3-2 now courtesy of the Leverkusen player.
    • 63' Draxler sees an effort deflect off Senderos before falling wide of the goal. Better from Germany.
    • 62' Podolski is replaced by Draxler for the visiting side.
    • 61' Benaglio out to nudge the ball away from Klose. A brave block by the Swiss goalkeeper.
    • 60' Senderos clears the danger from Gotze's cross ball. Nobody on hand to finish for Germany.
    • 59' Reus tries his luck from 25 yards out. Ball dips onto the top of the goal from the German player. Certainly enough happening at both ends in this friendly.
    • 58' Barnetta goes for goal from distance only to drag the shot wide of goal.
    • 56' Swiss defence have not looked overly confident today, even if they have not been as suspect as Germany.
    • 55' Gotze goes beyond Benaglio, but Von Bergen dashes back to hammer the ball off the line.
    • 54' Howedes heads the ball across the face of goal. Just evades Mertesacker, who looked likely to convert. Anguish for the visiting side.
    • 53' A hot afternoon in Basel, and Germany's defence finding life a bit hot trying to deal with this Swiss attack.
    • 51' Derdiyok increases his goal tally from four to seven in one afternoon. Germany all over the place at the back.
    • 50' GOAL! Derdiyok rises to head home his hat-trick. Glancing header from Barnetta's free-kick, and the home side are 3-1 ahead.
    • 49' Germany win an eighth corner. Ball breaks to Klose, whose shot is saved by Benaglio. Was a real chance to level matters at 2-2.
    • 48' News of another change for the visiting side with Khedira departing to be replaced by Ilkay Gundogan.
    • 47' Reus shows some class to throw over a fine ball, but just too much pace on the delivery to pick out Podolski.
    • 46' Teams back out in Basel for this second half. Marcos Reus replaces Ozil in midfield for Germany.
    • 45' There goes the whistle for the break.
    • 44' Not going to be much time added to this half.
    • 43' GOAL! Hummels rises to power a header in off the underside of the bar. Germany back to 2-1 behind. His first goal for his country.
    • 41' Fernandes brings down Ozil and Germany have a free-kick out wide.
    • 40' Derdiyok gets away from his markers again to beat the offside trap, but fails to trouble Germany this time.
    • 38' Lichtsteiner just has to be careful here in dealing with Klose, who is looking as dangerous ever on the break.
    • 36' Inler back to knock the ball away from Gotze. Germany making heavy weather of this.
    • 35' Khedira throws in the cross from out wide. Offside flag goes up against Klose.
    • 33' Obviously a bit of an experimental Germany side here. Not sure what Low will be taking out of this occasion so far watching his side being given the runaround.
    • 31' Schmelzer forced to make a clearance with Germany being dragged all over the place again at the back.
    • 30' Klose trying to latch onto a loose ball, but the Swiss crowd out the space he has to move into. A goalkick for the home team.
    • 29' Germany being sorely tested here. Do not look happy with their shape whatsoever. Joachim Löw cuts a concerned figure at the moment.
    • 28' He picks out Mehmedi in plenty of space, but the shot is lifted well over the bar. Was a real chance to make it number three.
    • 27' The Swiss fans continue in party mood as Derdiyok breaks again here...
    • 26' Khedira drives a shot at goal from distance. Straight down the throat of Benaglio in the home goal.
    • 25' Not really sure what is going on at the back in that German defence. Look as if they have just been introduced to each other before the kick-off.
    • 24' Derdiyok almost in for a treble. Stegen came off his line to make the block otherwise it was 3-0. Poor finish for once.
    • 23' Gotze sees a long range effort slide inches wide. Not sure if Benaglio had that covered or not.
    • 22' Chance at the other end for Ozil, but he side foots the ball straight into arms of Benaglio.
    • 21' GOAL! Derdiyok heads home the second goal. Lovely ball from Barnetta and the forward rises unmarked to convert. Germany all over the place. A 2-0 lead for Switzerland.
    • 20' A few German faces in the crowd are looking far from happy with their lot. The Swiss were threatening to find a goal.
    • 19' GOAL! Derdiyok slams home the opening goal from Barnetta's pass. Fine finish and the Swiss lead 1-0. Sweeping move and Germany are stunned.
    • 18' An offside flag goes up against Lichsteiner after he set off too soon.
    • 17' Barnetta dashing forward roared on by a noisy Swiss support. Germany deal with the danger.
    • 16' Germany posing questions with three corner kicks in quick succession, but Switzerland keep the door shut at the back to clear the danger.
    • 15' Ozil swings in a free-kick from out wide. Comes off Derdiyok for a corner to the visitors.
    • 14' Not sure Stegen was going to get that in the German goal. We remain at 0-0.
    • 13' Inler's header falls inches wide from Barnetta's free-kick. Almost a shock opener for the Swiss.
    • 12' Schmelzer concedes a corner with a poor passback, but the delivery from Barnetta comes to nothing.
    • 11' Von Bergen picks up after Podolski fails to collect a loose ball.
    • 9' Schmelzer tries an opitmistic pass from deep, but no takers on hand for the visiting side. Ball back with Benaglio.
    • 7' Ziegler trying to get up the park, but making little impact on a solid looking German rearguard.
    • 6' Schurrle smacks a volley at goal from distance, but safely into the palms of Benaglio in the home goal.
    • 5' Von Bergen across to make a strong tackle on Ozil. Germany winning some early corners here.
    • 3' Germany content to keep the ball. In no rush to go anywhere with it. Will Germany show why they are rated as second favourites behind Spain for Euro 2012?
    • 2' The Swiss in their traditional red with Germany wearing green. Gorgeous day for football as Germany start on the front foot.
    • 1' We are off and running in this friendly match.
    • 16:55 The match against Switzerland is the 857th overall in the history of the German team. Switzerland was also the first opponent after the reunification of Germany in December 1991.
    • 16:50 The Swiss are coached by German Ottmar Hitzfeld, who lifted the Champions League with both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich and Bundesliga-based Eren Derdiyok, Diego Benaglio and Tranquillo Barnetta all start.
    • 16:45 TEAMS: Switzerland: Benaglio; Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Senderos, Zeigler; Mehmedi, Inler, Fernandes, Barnetta; Xhaka, Derdiyok /// Germany: Ter Stegen; Howedes, Mertesacker, Hummels, Schmelzer; Khedira; Schurrle, Gotze, Ozil, Podolski; Klose
    • 16:40 There is n international debut for Marc-Andre ter Stegen while Mario Gotze has been named alongside Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Andre Schurrle in an attacking midfield quartet.
    • 16:35 Germany boss Joachim Loew is resting the Bayern players who suffered the agony of Champions League final defeat to Chelsea last weekend.
    • 16:30 Germany begin their Euro 2012 preparation in earnest when they take on Switzerland in Basel.
  • Summary

    • 86' Swiss looking for a sixth goal this evening. Fernandes heads off the bar. Truly awful defending by the visitors.
    • 76' GOAL! Mehmedi stabs the ball into the net after Ziegler had hit a post from Inler's free-kick. Intelligent free-kick and suddenly the Swiss lead 5-3. A manic afternoon in Basel.
    • 72' GOAL! Reus makes it 4-3 as he follows up to score from a rebound. Benaglio left kicking a post after failing to hold an initial effort.
    • 66' GOAL! Lichtsteiner heads home from Inler's lobbed ball with Ter Stegen failing to get to the ball before the Swiss defender. A 4-2 lead now for the home team.
    • 64' GOAL! Schurrle sees a shot swerve in the air from distance before evading Benaglio, who was heading in the opposite direction. Back to 3-2 now courtesy of the Leverkusen player.
    • 55' Gotze goes beyond Benaglio, but Von Bergen dashes back to hammer the ball off the line.
    • 50' GOAL! Derdiyok rises to head home his hat-trick. Glancing header from Barnetta's free-kick, and the home side are 3-1 ahead.
    • 49' Germany win an eighth corner. Ball breaks to Klose, whose shot is saved by Benaglio. Was a real chance to level matters at 2-2.
    • 43' GOAL! Hummels rises to power a header in off the underside of the bar. Germany back to 2-1 behind. His first goal for his country.
    • 24' Derdiyok almost in for a treble. Stegen came off his line to make the block otherwise it was 3-0. Poor finish for once.
    • 21' GOAL! Derdiyok heads home the second goal. Lovely ball from Barnetta and the forward rises unmarked to convert. Germany all over the place. A 2-0 lead for Switzerland.
    • 19' GOAL! Derdiyok slams home the opening goal from Barnetta's pass. Fine finish and the Swiss lead 1-0. Sweeping move and Germany are stunned.
    • 13' Inler's header falls inches wide from Barnetta's free-kick. Almost a shock opener for the Swiss.

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