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Switzerland are now joint top of Group A alongside France. Time to switch our attention now to Wales vs Slovakia.


RESULT: Albania 0-1 Switzerland


Switzerland's Frei tries to keep the ball near the Albanian corner flag but is eventually dispossessed. Albania have a free kick and need to fling the ball up to the other end. They can't and it's all over. Switzerland win 1-0.


Gashi finds space on the left but his cross is too hard. The ball swings back in again but is again cleared. Albania pressing but unable to find the equaliser.


Three minutes added on. Can Albania grab a late equaliser?


Albanian Kukeli is booked and there are some, shall we committed, challenges flying in as the clock runs down...


Switzerland have taken off Shaqiri to be replaced by former Man City player Gélson Fernandes. Still 1-0 to the Swiss.


Now the Albanians are starting to press forward and Gashi is clear through but possibly has too long and Sommer comes out to tip the ball over the bar. What a chance for Albania. Wasted.


Substitutions for some tiring Albanians. Cikalleshiat is on for Roshi and Gashi is on for Sadiku.


Shaqiri's corner is woeful. Truly awful. Way beyond everyone in the box and straight into touch for a goalkick.


Frei has come on for Dzemaili for Switzerland and has a shot from 25 yards but it is deflected wide for a corner...


Switzerland break again and Seferovic is through. He clips the ball over the onrushing keeper and then falls over. No penalty. No booking either as the keeper remonstrates about supposed simulation. Another break and Shaqiri is almost in but again Berisha comes out to smother well. Still Albania 0-1 Switzerland. Seven minutes to go.


Switzerland respond and Shaqiri shoots but it's saved, relatively comfortably.


13 minutes (plus added time) to go and the Albanian fans are trying to lift their team. Some of them saw that net bulging and had raised hopes for a fraction of a second. Swiss sub Frei is almost booked for a late challenge seconds after coming on. And then the Albanians belt a long ball into the box and Lichsteiner and Sadiku clash and the striker tumbles but the referee waves away the appeals for a penalty.


Sadiku has a great chance to equalise with 15 minutes to go after being slotted through on the right hand side of the six-yard box but his shot bulges the outside of the side netting.


Embolo has given Switzerland an extra option and is the extra man on the left as a series of passes shuttled across the edge of the Albanian box but his final shot is a couple of yards high and wide.


Just to catch up with those substitutions:

Xhaka was replaced by Kace.

For Switzerland, Embolo has replaced Mehmedi.


A lovely bit of skill from Behrami almost puts Seferovic through again, but it's the wrong option and Albania clear up. Still just one goal in it.


A wild passage of play sees Albania probing on the edge of the box despite one of their players being prone on the ground, but then Switzerland break and almost score, but the Albanian keeper smothers. Berisha has done well since he gave away the early goal with a rush of blood to the head charge towards a ball he couldn't reach. Still 1-0 to Switzerland.


Official stats:


Albania's Kace hacks down Seferovic and there's a Swiss free kick on the edge of Albania's penalty area. Shaqiri's shot is soft and comfortably saved.


Well, The Battle of the Xhakas is over, as Taulant, Albania's brother, is substituted. He's not happy about it though and there's a bit of a tantrum as he reaches the bench.


Djourou again almost puts his keeper in trouble with a backpass as Albania's Sadiku loomed, but the Swiss keeper clears. Sommer's distribution is quick and sets up a counter attack but that breaks down just as it looks like a 2-on-2.


Switzerland seem to be making more effort to use the space created by Albania's lack of a full line-up. Shaqiri has a couple of opportunities wide on the right but cannot find a way through. And then Lichsteiner almost wriggles free in the area but is thwarted by a gaggle of defenders. Still Albania 0-1 Switzerland.