Sunday 18 November 2018

WATCH: Goal of the tournament contender from Xhaka puts Switzerland level against Serbia

Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the match between Switzerland and Serbia
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the match between Switzerland and Serbia (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Sam Roberts

Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka equalised in spectacular style in his side's World Cup Group E tie with Serbia in Kaliningrad.

A first-half goal from Aleksandar Mitrović had given the Serbs the lead, but Xhaka's stunning effort just after half-time levelled the scores in a vital World Cup clash.

It was Xhaka's tenth goal for his country and surely one of his most important, as the ball spilled loose at the edge of the area and the Arsenal star pounced to send an unstoppable shot flying into the Serbian net.

The Swiss drew their opening game against one of the pre-tournament favourites in Brazil, while an Aleksandar Kolarov goal gave Serbia a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in their first game.

Online Editors

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport