Euro 2016: Switzerland beat Albania 1-0

Switzerland now lead Group A with France on three points

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Switzerland's defender Fabian Schaer celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 group A football match between Albania and Switzerland at the Bollaert-Delelis Stadium in Lens on June 11, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

LENS, FRANCE: Switzerland beat Albania 1-0 in their European Championship Group A clash Saturday marked by the sending off of Albania captain Lorik Cana.

Fabien Schaer scored the only goal with a powerful header in the fifth minute of the tetchy affair in Lens.

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Switzerland were given a crucial advantage in the 36th minute when Cana was given a second yellow card for handball on the edge of the penalty area.

Switzerland now lead Group A with France on three points.


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