Switzerland had plenty of possession. Anchored by Valon Behrami and Gokhan Inler in the heart of their midfield enable them to control possession. Unfortunately, they did not have the aggressive attitude to break the deadlock. Their attacking midfielder who was supposed to link up the play between midfield and striker failed to execute his duty.
Half way through the first half, Ecuador managed to launch a counter attack down the left flank. Jefferson Montero was wrestled down by Lichsteiner and was awarded a free kick. The resulting free kick produced the opening goal of the match. Enner Valencia was unmarked right in the 6-yard box to head home his fifth consecutive international goal.
3 minutes after the restart, Switzerland was awarded a corner kick. Ricardo Rodriguez delivered a perfect cross for Admir Mehmedi who replaces Stocker at half time to head home for an equalizer as Dominguez was out of position.
|Haris Seferovic won the match for Switzerland|