Full-time: Romania 1-1 Switzerland

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Full-time: Romania 1-1 Switzerland

All over in Paris! An entertaining game and although the Swiss largely dominated, they probably didn't do enough to earn the three points.

After that result, though, the Romanians stand on the cusp of elimination.


There will be three minutes of added time. Shaqiri is being substituted, by the way. It's not really been his day.

The scene in Paris
The scene in Paris Getty Images


Too many of Switzerland's big-name players have under-performed this afternoon. Xhaka and Rodriguez, in particular, have failed to match my pre-game expectations.

This game is drifting towards a draw with less than five mins left.

Embolo challenges for the ball
Embolo challenges for the ball Getty Images


The goalscorer Stancu comes off now, having run himself into the ground for Romania. Andone is the man to replace him. Meanwhile, Dzemaili is replaced by Rico Lang.

Breel Embolo
Breel Embolo rues a missed chance Getty Images


There are ten minutes left in the game in Paris, meaning we still have enough time for a hero to step forward.

Shaqiri shoots at goal
Shaqiri shoots at goal Getty Images


Dzemaili hits a first-time volley MILES over the bar. That was an ambitious effort, it must be said, but the Romanians are visibly tiring.

Ricardo Rodriguez
Ricardo Rodriguez wins the ball Getty Images


Grigore goes into the book after bringing down Embolo, who has definitely added something to this Swiss side.

He is the fourth Romanian to go into the book. Freekick in a dangerous position... and it comes to nothing. The Romanians can breathe easy again.

Admir Mehmedi
Admir Mehmedi after scoring the equaliser Getty Images


Shaqiri now tries an eye-catching overhead kick. That one is still rising, as they say.


Torje lines up a free-kick from distance and almost catches the Swiss keeper by surprise.

We have less than 20 minutes to play in Paris and this game is on a knife edge. Can either team find a winner?

Rodriguez (right) challenges for the ball
Rodriguez (right) challenges for the ball Getty Images


Embolo almost makes an immediate impression. The pacey forward gets his head to a right wing cross, but can't make a clean connection with the ball and it spins wide of the post. A little warning for the Romanians that, though.

Xhaka calls for the ball
Xhaka calls for the ball Getty Images


The Swiss are having an increasing amount of control. And with Embolo up front, they have a bit of pace and power to go with their possession.

Romania, for their part, look like they might be happy with a point at this stage.

Swiss players celebrating their goal
Swiss players celebrating their goal Getty Images


Embolo, who has been linked with Manchester United in recent days, is coming on. He gets a big cheer from the Swiss fans - everybody is expecting him to become something special. He's got more than 20 minutes to make an impression.

Bogdan Stancu
Bogdan Stancu shields the ball Getty Images


Shaqiri now has an effort from distance that goes about a yard over the bar. The Stoke City man has been having an increasing influence on the game since half-time.

Mihai Pintilii, and Admir Mehmedi
Mihai Pintilii and Admir Mehmedi go head-to-head for the ball Getty Images


GOAL: Romania 1-1 Switzerland

Game on in Paris, now! The ball drops to Mehmedi in the box... he composes himself and lashes it into the net!

A quality strike and boy, Switzerland needed that.


We're approaching the hour mark in Paris and I fancy it is time the Swiss make a change. For all their possession, their threat comes in fits and starts.

Embolo would definitely add a bit of pace and energy to their rather sterile-looking forward line.

Johan Djourou
Swiss defender Johan Djourou during the game in Paris Getty Images


Oh, wow. Djourou goes perilously close to putting the ball in his own net. A ball is clipped across the goalmouth and the former Arsenal man just - and I mean just - pokes it agonisingly wide of his own net. A seriously close shave, that.


Although they've conceded the occasional chance, this is a determined and well-organised defence Romania have got.

Having said that, they will not want to invite pressure on themselves; they must continue to look for a match-winning second goal.

Valon Behrami
Valon Behrami (left) battled for the ball Getty Images


How much longer until the Swiss introduce Embolo? The teenager is one of the most exciting young players at this tournament, and looked impressive in their opening fixture.

Alexandru Chipciu
Alexandru Chipciu wins the ball for the Romanians Getty Images


Right, we're back under way in the game in Paris. Let's hope the second period is as good as the first, eh.

Ricardo Rodriguez
Ricardo Rodriguez is a key player for Switzerland Getty Images


Half-time: Romania 1-0 Switzerland

Well, those 45 minutes have flown by, in truth. The Swiss started much the brighter, but the penalty proved to be a real turning point in the match.

Since then, it's been very even stuff - and it's still all to play for after the break.

Bogdan Stancu
Bogdan Stancu launches a bicycle kick Getty Images


Lichtsteinier almost gets in again. The defender - who is totally unmarked in the box - gets a ball lobbed into him at head-height, but he can't quite direct it past the keeper. How we've only seen the one goal, I've no idea.

Anyway, we're into added time at the end of the first half.


Less than five minutes to go until the interval now and this has been a thoroughly enjoyable game thus far. Romania lead but both teams have created good chances in the opening period.

Anghel Iordanescu
Anghel Iordanescu watches on from the sidelines Getty Images


Now a good chance for the Swiss - it really is end-to-end stuff, this.

The Swiss launch an attack up the right side, and a cross is lobbed up into the air. Lichtsteinier gets his head to the ball but sends it wide of the post. Should have done better from that position.

The scene in Paris
The scene in Paris Getty Images


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Posted by International Business Times UK on Wednesday, June 15, 2016