Euro: Swiss beat Albania 1-0
Switzerland were off to a bright start only five minutes into the game as Fabian Schär headed home Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner.
The margin of victory looked set to be greater when Lorik Cana received a second yellow card nine minutes before half-time, but Albania dug in well and by the final whistle the Swiss were hanging on.
Albania will look back on several missed chances to cap their debut in style, most notably for Armando Sadiku. He squandered a golden opportunity before Cana’s dismissal when a trademark Elseid Hysaj long ball sent him one-on-one with Yann Sommer.