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EURO '08: Double blow for Swiss
by Mike Woitalla, June 9th, 2008 6:45AM
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[SWITZERLAND-CZECH REP. REPORT CARD] Alexander Frei, Switzerland's captain and leading scorer, forced two saves from Czech keeper Petr Cech before suffering a first-half knee injury that takes him out of the tournament. Substitute Vaclav Sverkos latched on to a pass over the Swiss defense to volley low into the goal for the 1-0 gamewinner in the 70th minute. Soccer America's Mike Woitalla grades the players.

Switzerland Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
5 Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg) 13/0
5 Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lille) 13/0
6 Patrick Mueller (Lyon) 79/3
3 Philippe Senderos (Arsenal) 29/3
3 Ludovic Magnin (VfB Stuttgart) 51/3
4 Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen) 33/6
5 Gokhan Inler (Udinese) 18/1
5 Gelson Fernandes (Manchester City) 9/0
4 Valon Behrami (Lazio) 17/2
6 Alex Frei (Borussia Dortmund) 60/35
3 Marco Streller (Basel) 29/11
Subs:
5 Johan Vonlanthen (Red Bull Salzburg) 31/6
4 Eren Derdiyok (Basel) 4/1
6 Hakan Yakin (Young Boys) 67/15

Czech Republic Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
7 Petr Cech (Chelsea) 60/0
5 Zdenek Grygera (Juventus) 54/2
7 Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina) 69/2
5 David Rozehnal (Lazio) 46/0
5 Marek Jankulovski (AC Milan) 65/10
4 Jaroslav Plasil (Osasuna)) 28/2
5 Jan Polak (Anderlecht) 39/6
4 David Jarolim (Hamburg) 17/1
4 Tomas Galasek (Nuremberg) 67/1
5 Libor Sionko (FC Copenhagen) 31/6
3 Jan Koller (Nuremberg) 88/54
Subs:
5 Radoslav Kovac (Spartak Moscow) 24/1
5 Stanislav Vlcek (Anderlecht) 11/0
7 Vaclav Sverkos (Banik Ostrava) 3/1

(1-low; 5-average; 10-high)



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