Fabien Schaer shines as Switzerland beat Albania 1-0

Lens: Switzerland beat Albania 1-0 in their European Championship Group A clash on Saturday marked by the sending off of Albania captain Lorik Cana.

Switzerland’s Fabian Schaer (left) celebrates with Blerim Dzemaili during Euro 2016 tie vs Albania in Lens on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Fabien Schaer’s powerful header gave Switzerland a narrow 1-0 win over 10-man Albania on the second day of the competition.

Switzerland were given a crucial advantage in the 36th minute when Cana was given a second yellow card for handball on the edge of the penalty area.

Switzerland, who next play Romania on Wednesday, had their chances but desperate defence and poor finishing meant there were no more goals.

Switzerland now lead Group A with France on three points. Meanwhile, Albania next take on the hosts on Wednesday.

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