Switzerland draws with Romania to edge closer to Euro 2016 knockout stage

REUTERS
PARIS
Published 15.06.2016 23:55
Updated 16.06.2016 00:02
Swiss players celebrate the goal of Switzerland's forward Admir Mehmedi (2nd L) during the Euro 2016 group A football match with Romania. (AFP Photo)
Swiss players celebrate the goal of Switzerland's forward Admir Mehmedi (2nd L) during the Euro 2016 group A football match with Romania. (AFP Photo)

Switzerland edged closer to a place in the knockout stages of Euro 2016 when they fought back to draw 1-1 with Romania in a lively Group A game at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

Switzerland, who kicked off the tournament with a 1-0 win over Albania, squandered several opportunities and had to wait for a powerful angled half-volley from winger Admir Mehmedi to level the tie on 57 minutes.

Bogdan Stancu had put Romania in front from the penalty spot against the run of play on 18 minutes after Swiss captain Stephan Lichtsteiner pulled Alexandru Chipciu's shirt in the box.

France, who beat Romania 2-1 in their opening game, will guarantee their last-16 place if they beat Albania later on Wednesday in Marseille.

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