Euro 2016: France play goalless draw with Switzerland
Lille (France), June 20 (IANS) France sealed top spot in Group A despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Switzerland in Lille on Sunday.
The Euro 2016 hosts got the point they needed to ensure they would finish top of the section, while the result also saw Switzerland confirm their place in the last 16 as runners-up.
Les Bleus were the dominant team, with the returning Paul Pogba striking the crossbar twice in the first half and substitute Dimitri Payet doing the same after the break as Switzerland failed to muster a single shot on target.
France will now play a third-place finisher from Groups C, D or E in the next round and Switzerland will face the runners-up of Group C.
Euro 2016: Albania beat Romania 1-0
Lyon (France), June 20 (IANS) In one of the biggest upsets of Euro 2016 so far, Albania defeated Romania 1-0 in Group A in Lyon on Sunday.
Armando Sadiku’s first-half header, his country’s first ever goal at a major tournament, sealed the historic victory.
Gianni De Biasi’s men held on in the second half amid heavy Romania pressure, and subsequently gave themselves a genuine chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.
Albania have three points, which may well be enough to see them through as one of the best third-placed teams, should other results go their way over the matchdays to come.