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FULL-TIME Switzerland 10-1 Ecuador
An astonishing second half with 9 goals, sees Ecuador score their first World Cup goal, but lose heavily once again.
Aigbogun picks out Bachmann but her header is saved by Berruz.
Ecuador play a corner short, but Ponce’s ball is straight to Thalmann.
Remund picks out Bachman in the box, who turns her defender and fires the ball into the net to get her hattrick.
80 mins – CLOSE
Pesantes’ long range shot hits the crossbar.
79 mins – ECUADOR SUB
Vasquez replaces Velarde
Moser shoots from the edge of the box, and her powerful shot is parried by Berruz but the ball spins over the line.
72 mins – Switzerland Sub
Kuster replaces Kiwic
71 mins – Yellow Card
Pasentes picks up a yellow card.
Switzerland play another corner short and Moser’s cross is eventually turned in by Ponce.
69 mins – Ecuador Sub
Barre replaces Palacios.
Ponce places the penalty into the bottom right corner
Ecuador have a penalty. Palacios’ free-kick is played into the box and Kiwic is adjudged to have fouled Quinteros.
This is extraordinary. Romana Bachmann sprints through three players and into the box where she fires the ball past the keeper.
Romana Bachmann places the ball down the middle and past the keeper.
Ecuador concede their fourth penalty of the World Cp as Bachmann is fouled by Aguilar.
Rinast’s cross is parried awkwardly by Berruz, but Ecuador clear. And then Maritz has a long ranged effort saved.
What a start to the second half from Switzerland and Humm. Zehnder plays Aigbogun into the box, and her cut-back finds Humm, and her shot is saved by Berruz – the ball cannons of a defender but Humm makes sure of the hat-trick bundling the ball over the line.
51 mins – Switzerland Sub
Zehnder replaces Abbe
Another goal for Humm. Kiwic’s long ball finds Waelti down the left, and her cross picks out Humm who scores with a guided header. Game over.
Moser’s pass may have found Humm in an offside position, but she runs at the box and her 20 yard curling shot flies into the top left corner.
SECOND HALF STARTS
Alexandra Salvador replaces Katherine Ortiz.
HALF-TIME Switzerland 2-0 Ecuador
Lovely skill on the left at they byline sees Crnogorcevic beat Rodriguez who sets up Aigbogun, who scores into an empty net.
Switzerland play their 8th corner of the game short, but eventually Ecuador clear it. 1 minute of added time.
Nearly another goal as Aigbogun plays a great ball into the box, and Ortiz fails to win her header, and behind her the ball hits Humm’s chest, but luckily for Ecuador, Berruz saved it.
Ecuador have a corner. Ponce’s delivery is headed down, and Olvera fouls the keeper challenging for the ball.
36 mins – CLOSE
A shortly take Swiss corner picks out Kiwic whose shot hits the inside of the far post and back out, Berruz claims it.
36 mins – CLOSE
Crnogorecevic crosses the ball, and Aigbogun heads the ball back to Humm whose header is superbly saved by Berruz.
31 mins – PENALTY APPEAL
Ecuador have an appeal for a penalty turned down. A long ball sent Quinteros into the box, and she went down under Kiwic’s challenge, but nothing is given. A 50/50 challenge in my opinion.
This is unfair on Ecuador. Crnogorcevic plays Humm down the right, and she cuts into the box. She tries to pick a player out, but her cross is turned in by the unfortunate Ponce, and despite Rodriguez’s best efforts, she can’t stop the ball crossing the line.
Humm breaks into the box but shoots straight at Berruz.
Palacios’ corner is dangerous and Thalmann just manages to palm the ball away.
Ecuador have a free-kick from the 35 yards on the right. The delivery from Palacios is towards Quinteros, and Abbe heads it behind. Corner.
Crnogorevic breaks into the box, and shoots from a narrow-angle, but her powerful shot is well saved by Berruz, and away from the lurking Humm. Switzerland have had 67% of the possession so far.
17 mins – CLOSE
Switzerland goes close as Crnogorevic pulls the ball back to Bachmann who from 10 yards out shoos over.
A ball from Crnogorevic causes mayhem in the box but eventually Ecuador clear.
Switzerland play another corner short, but they can’t carve something out.
10 mins – CLOSE
How does she miss this? Waelti gets to the byline, her cross is headed by Bachmann towards Aigbogun at the far post, who despite having an open goal hits the post with her shot.
Aigbogun’s cross is good but Ecuador’s keeper Berruz claims the ball at the second time.
4 mins – CLOSE
Switzerland play a corner short. Bachmann drives a ball into the box, and Crnogorecevic’s driven header hits the crossbar.
Switzerland kicks the game off.
(4-4-2) Gaelle Thalmann, Noelle Maritz, Caroline Abbe (c), Rahel Kiwic, Rachel Rinast, Eseosa Aigbogun, Martina Moser, Lia Waelti, Ana Maria Crnogorecevic, Fabienne Humm, Ramona Bachmann.
(4-2-3-1) Shirley Berruz, Ingrid Rodriguez, Katherine Ortiz, Nancy Aguilar (c), Angie Ponce, Mayra Olvera, Denise Pesantes, Kerlly Real, Ana Palacios, Mabel Velarde, Monica Quinteros.
Welcome to my live-text coverage of the Group C tie between Switzerland and Ecuador. Switzerland lost narrowly to Japan in their first game, whilst Ecuador were destroyed by Cameroon.