Albania 0 – 1 Switzerland
Fabian Schar’s early header earned Switzerland an opening weekend win against 10-man Albania, who had their captain, Lorik Cana, sent off late in the first half.
Albania had their moments and created a couple of decent chances – but it may have turned out quite differently if they had 11 players on the pitch. Fabian Schar’s early header, capitalising on an error from the goalkeeper Etri Berisha, was enough to earn Vladimir Petkovic’s Switzerland an opening weekend win.
Albania had their captain, Lorik Cana, sent off eight minutes before the interval for a second yellow due to a deliberate handball but battled well. In reality, neither are likely to trouble France in Group A and go deep into this tournament. But it was still an entertaining watch. Thanks for reading – now immediately turn your attention to Wales v Slovakia with Paul Doyle.