Switzerland – Denmark: A dramatic Danish comeback crowns a thrilling second half (3-3)
Switzerland dominated the majority of the game, grabbing a three goal lead in the process. They looked very solid in a conservative style of play which allowed them to bypass Denmark’s pressure. But things took a turn in the final stages of the game. Denmark pushed forward in hope of a consolation, and Switzerland started making defensive errors. In the end, Denmark had erased a three goal deficit in just twenty minutes and came away with a point.
Tactical analysis and match report by Daryl Gouilard.
Both Switzerland and Denmark are very interesting sides to watch right now, with interesting similarities. Their squads are a mix of young prospects, world-class players and rising stars, and both got eliminated from the World Cup at the round of sixteen in a rather cruel way. Since then, things have gone better for Vladimir Petković’s side as they reached the semi final of the Nations League. They also started off their Euro qualifiers campaign with a comfortable win against Georgia.
On the opposite side, Åge Hareide’s side also shows signs of improvements. They came out on top of their Nations League’ group and secured promotion to League A. But for some reasons, they allowed Kosovo control the majority of time in their friendly match four days ago. Fortunately, Christian Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg showed up at the right time to secure a draw for Denmark.
Switzerland changed their formation from a 4-3-3 to a 5-3-2 shape. The three men defense consisted of Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji and Ricardo Rodríguez. Steven Zuber played at left wing-back while Kevin Mbabu was on the opposite side. Denis Zakaria was the third . . .