Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

Both Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated their goals for Switzerland against Serbia on Friday by making a nationalist symbol of Albania in a gesture likely to inflame tensions among Serb nationalists and ethnic Albanians.

Switzerland were largely ineffective in the first half, but they came out after the restart with more intent, and Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka levelled proceedings with a bullet strike right out of the top drawer, while a late victor from Xherdan Shaqiri secured a vital 2-1 result for the Swiss. "In football, you have always emotions".

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored for Serbia with a header in the fifth minute.

- This will be the first meeting between Serbia (as an independent nation) and Switzerland.

"I guarantee you my players will take responsibility, be aggressive and on top of the other team", Krstajic said Thursday.

Years of war in the Balkans sent many families to western European countries, including Switzerland.

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And Shaqiri would secure the points on the stroke of 90 minutes when he broke behind the defence and rolled his shot past a charging Stojkovic to make Switzerland the first team to score a come-from-behind victory in Russian Federation.

Head coach Mladen Krstajic is not expected to make major changes but he could hand winger Filip Kostic a start.

The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not about an entrenched political dispute casting a shadow over their teams' World Cup showdown in Russian Federation.

The comeback was completed in second-half injury-time as the Swiss turned defence to attack, with Shaqiri finishing off a counter-attacking move with a close-range finish in the 90th minute. Serbia will face Brazil in Moscow at the same time.

Ivanovic, Serbia's most experienced player, charged at the ball just before Xhaka blasted it into the back of the net and was in great position to make a block - but he dove to the ground at the last second.

Shaqiri's runs down the wings were a constant threat to Serbia's defense, while the Swiss midfield recovered after a shaky start to dominate in the same way it did against Brazil in their first match.

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