Switzerland wanted to ensure a clean sweep while Turkey knew a win would nearly guarantee them that second place spot on goal difference.
The tension during the game could be felt by everyone watching at home, the first chance only really happened as Switzerland’s Breel Embolo managed to shoot a shot on the edge of the box, however that never seemed to trouble Gunok in goal.
There was no other stand out moments of the game until Fassnacht managed to somewhat trouble Gunok, he did manage to capture the ball in his hands and not push it out to the side. This seemed to be the moment that spurned Turkey on. Perhaps this was their game plan, tough the game out, stop Switzerland scoring and hit them once. Yilmaz managed to put Yazici through on goal, while Yacizi bounced the ball off the keeper on his first attempt, he converted the rebound, before running off the celebrate.
Turkey’s game plan seemed to be proving to be very effective. Switzerland almost opened them up with a great piece of Shaqiri skill on the 74th minute, they largely remained ineffective against the Turkish defence. Frustration was beginning to boil in the blood of the Swiss. Denied at every opportunity at even creating chances, time was running out.
All they needed was a momentary lapse of judgement, and that occurred on the 88 minutes as Fassnacht combined with Embolo to exploit a gaping hole in the defensive line. Embolo charged toward the goalline, looking like he was about to make a rash decision before stopping sending Demeril one step beyond into the twilight zone, before snatching the point for Switzerland at the end of the game.
Switzerland top the group and go through while Turkey await the results in all the other games to see if they will be one of the top four 3rd placed team.