Half-Time: Serbia leads Switzerland 1-0

Mazino Dickson


Serbia have gained a stranglehold over Switzerland as striker Aleksandar Mitrovic planted a powerful header into the net from eight yards off a Tardic cross to hand the Balkans the lead.

Switzerland have enjoyed the lion share of possession with nothing to show for it.

Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic (centre) celebrating his early goal. Photograph by Antonio Calanni/AP


Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland speaks with Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland. Photograph by Matthias Hangst


Aleksandar Mitrovic of Serbia attempts an overhead kick. Photograph by Clive Rose