Nigerian descent Manuel Akanji is on target as Switzerland stuns Spain 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League encounter at Estadio la Romareda on Saturday night.

New Manchester City signing gave the visitors a shock lead on 21 minutes, dominating Cesar Azpilicueta physically at a corner before heading down and out of the reach of Unai Simon.
Spain, playing with Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio as their central attacker, dominated the midfield and the flanks but had no presence in the Swiss box.
Asensio made Spain’s equaliser with a sensational run early in the second half, drawing the entire Swiss defense out of position before rolling a pass into the path of Jordi Alba who could not miss.
Switzerland was back in front just four minutes later though, as the impressive Akanji turned provider, flicking on a corner for Breel Embolo to score.
The upset move Switzerland off the bottom of the group, while Spain relinquishes the top spot to Portugal, who they will face on Tuesday in a de facto playoff for a semi-final berth.


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