Of all the people, it had to be them. Suddenly, in the last minute, Xherdan Shaqiri was racing away, Serbs pursuing him but unable to catch him before he slipped the ball under Vladimir Stojkovic. It was the goal that defeated Serbia and put Switzerland in a strong position to progress to the next round, but it was also much more than that. As he turned and screamed, he took his shirt off, flexed his muscles and performed a double-eagle celebration in honour of Albania. Alongside him, Granit Xhaka did the same – for the second time.
Written by Sid Lowe at the Kaliningrad Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/22/serbia-switzerland-xherdan-shaqiri-world-cup-group-e-match-report under the title “Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri stuns Serbia with late breakaway”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.