Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

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Kolarov was part of a determined Serbia side who took the lead before goals from Albanian-Swiss duo Granit Xhaka and Shaqiri sealed three points for the central Europeans, with the pair both celebrating in controversial circumstances. Serbia doesn't recognize Kosovo's independence and relations between the two countries remain tense. The Swiss have dozens of ethnic Albanians in their national soccer program.

To make matters even worse for Seferovic, there were 19 shots between both teams in the first half, which has so far been a record high during the tournament, while Seferovic himself failed to register even one. Blerim Dzemaili had their best chance half an hour in, forcing Serbia keeper Vladimir Stojkovic to push the ball clear.

Head coach Mladen Krstajic is not expected to make major changes but he could hand winger Filip Kostic a start.

If Krstajic can mastermind a second win then the Serbs would reach the knockout stage for the first time as an independent nation.

"You should never mix politics and football".

Coach Vladimir Petkovic brought on attackers Breel Embolo and Mario Gavranovic in a bid to force a victor, and Gavranovic forced a smart save from Stojkovic from a close range effort with 10 minutes remaining. "It's a wonderful atmosphere and a positive experience and that's what football should be about".

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With the match heading for a 1-1 draw, Xherdan Shaqiri raced through on goal in the closing stages of the match and squeezed home a decisive victor, leaving the Swiss just one win away - against a fragile Costa Rica side - from the knock-out stages.

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored for Serbia with a header in the fifth minute.

Sharp, fast, tireless and elusive, *Xherdan Shaqiri *proved more than a handful for the Serbia defence. Mitrovic came close in the 19th minute when he controlled a cross from Branislav Ivanovic on his chest and sent a bicycle kick over the bar. Albania and Serbia have a particularly tumultuous relationship, with their leaders meeting for the first time in over 60 years in 2014, which caused tempers to flare. Costa Rica has been eliminated.

Switzerland kept Serbia under pressure for the remainder of the game, and Xherdan Shaqiri broke through with the game-winner in the 90th minute.

Shaqiri had been booed relentlessly by Serbia fans throughout a high-quality match, but the Stoke City forward had the last laugh with his last ditch victor.

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