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Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka (born 27 September 1992 in Gnjilane, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Swiss footballer of Albanian descent who plays as a midfielder for Basel in the Swiss Super League.

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feel blessed everyday to have Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil at my club
Granit Xhaka - our answer to Xabi Alonso? Or merely a Swiss Thomas Hitzlsperger?
Well-deserved standing ovation for Granit - he's been superb today 👏. 🔛 Coquelin. ↩️ Xhaka . 🔴2-0🔵 (76)
More bad injury news for Manchester United fans, as Arsenal's Granit Xhaka has been ruled out of Sunday's match.
Granit Xhaka may yet be the answer to Arsenal’s midfield nightmares. By
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If Granit Xhaka's name was Michael, no one in SA would respect him
North Bank to Rooney: "FAT GRANNY SHAGGER". did they just say fat Granit Xhaka?!? 😂😂😭
of rises high to finish off at a score level of 2-0. Granit Xhaka scored t…
This is Giroud's goal. Note Granit Xhaka winning the ball and the intelligence of Mesut Ozil to start the move and then s…
Arsene Wenger explains what how Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has improved
😷 Arsenal Granit Xhaka may yet be the answer to Arsenal's midfield nightmares ♥➡️
OFFICIAL: Arsene Wenger confirms that Granit Xhaka will not be available for Arsenal's match against Manchester United. ht…
Granit Xhaka scores Arsenal's 50th PL goal v Man Utd, in the 50th PL meeting - 25th Arsenal player to score in this PL…
If Granit Xhaka had dabbed after scoring that goal he'd be worth £89M.
Granit Xhaka completed more passes than any other player on the pitch vs. Man United, completing 69/73 passes (94.5% pass acc…
Arsenal vs Manchester United team news: Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck start as Arsene Wenger retains 3-4-3 ... - Evening Standard …
BREAKING: boss Arsene Wenger says Granit Xhaka is out of the Super Sunday visit of with an…
Granit Xhaka's pass accuracy in his last 4 PL games:. 89% vs. West Ham. 89% vs. Palace. 90% vs. Boro. 93% vs. Leicester. [
Granit Xhaka is a marked man and a victim of his own reputation, says Arsene Wenger .
Arsene Wenger failing to utilise Granit Xhaka's talent.
If Ander Herrera was Granit Xhaka he'd be banned till November
Bayern Munich have Granit Xhaka on their radar after Xabi Alonso announced that he's retiring
I liked a video Granit Xhaka tries to recreate Stanković's stunner in the UEFA Champions League |
Arsene Wenger on Granit Xhaka: "I will encourage him not to tackle". Pep Guardiola will be making a bid immediately... htt…
Xhaka allegedly racially abused member of staff at Heathrow via
Quite frankly, I'm not sure if many of my Wesleyan colleagues would classify this as racial abuse
This Granit Xhaka stories is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read.
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka reportedly interviewed by police re an allegation of racial abuse at Heathrow. He's not having a g…
Airport incident sounds nothing like Granit Xhaka. This is an upstanding dude off the pitch. Don't buy it.
After defending Granit Xhaka, Johan Djourou is now taking people on in Arsenal's Instagram comments
Granit Xhaka is now in trouble off the pitch too after the Arsenal star is questioned over alleged racial abuse https…
Granit Xhaka is already closing on the Premier League's baddest boys 😡
Arsenal's Xhaka questioned over 'racial abuse': Arsenal's Granit Xhaka is interviewed under caution by police…
Granit Xhaka can say anything he wants to me and I would not even care. Better tackle me the way he did on Sunday 👌
Arsenal midfielder Xhaka questioned by police: LONDON (AP) - Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been questioned by…
Johan Djourou mopping up for Granit Xhaka in his Instagram comments...it's like he never left.
Granit Xhaka 'spoken to by police about incident of racial abuse at Heathrow'. via @
Granit Xhaka questioned by police over alleged racial abuse at Heathrow.
Arsenals accused of racial abuse at Heathrow
Granit Xhaka questioned by police after claim he called an airport worker "f*g white b***h", per
Granit Xhaka accused of calling a member of Heathrow staff a "f* white b*" -
(Mirror):Arsenal star quizzed by police after being accused of racially..
I love Granit Xhaka because they hate him !!!
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Granit Xhaka interviewed by police after claims he called a member of staff at Heathrow a 'f* white b*'
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Arsenal's Granit Xhaka investigated by police over allegation of racist abuse:
Granit Xhaka has been questioned by police over allegations he racially abused an airline staff member…
Granit Xhaka now being charged with racism after calling an airline employee. wait for it."white". ban him f…
Granit Xhaka was interviewed by police in West London on Monday night after apparently calling a Heathrow employee a "fuc…
Johan Djourou in passionate defence of Granit Xhaka after fan calls for him to leave... by via
Granit Xhaka has attempted 94 tackles in the Premier League this season, giving away just 11 fouls & receiving two yellows…
Granit Xhaka was one of 80,000 people to send a card to 5-year-old Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, who is fighting cancer.
Someone said Granit Xhaka is European version of Lukman Haruna."
80,000 Christmas cards & counting sent to young Bradley Lowery. Tony Blair & Granit Xhaka of Arsenal have sent one. ht…
Granit Xhaka completes more passes than any other player v Stoke
Granit Xhaka's message to fellow 'Arsenal fan' Anthony Joshua for his fight with Eric Molina on Saturday night.
Granit Xhaka happy after adapting at Arsenal: Shaka Hislop addresses some key points for…
- Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Granit Xhaka needs more time to adapt to life in the Premier League, O...
Would like to thank & Granit Xhaka for taking the time to have these photos taken last night.Absolute gen…
Arsenal star Granit Xhaka must 'keep control of his actions' in north...
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Arsene Wenger "a bit concerned" w/ Granit Xhaka's temper: "He has to work on that and keep control of his reactions…
.Flamini will always be in my heart but it's time to move on . Welcome Granit Xhaka http…
Granit Xhaka: Arsenal boss Wenger 'concerned' by midfielder discipline
Time to start dreaming Arsenal fans? thinks you could actually win the league this year...
Arsene Wenger 'concerned' by Granit Xhaka's red card record ahead of the
Arsenal boss admits hes concerned about discipline
Photo: Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka all smiles with Arsenal legend
Didi Hamann: Granit Xhaka can be the secret to Premier League success for Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has admitted he has concerns over the discipline of Granit Xhaka.
Mesut Ozil recorded his 200th career assist for Granit Xhaka's goal.
Arsene Wenger admits concerns over Granit Xhaka's discipline ahead of Tottenham derby clash
Can you give me the odds on a Granit Xhaka red card v Tottenham this weekend please?
North London derby: Arsene Wenger orders Granit Xhaka to calm down for Tottenham clash
"Sometimes he has a reaction that's a bit impulsive" - Arsene Wenger on Granit Xhaka concerns ahead of Spurs clash https:/…
- Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he's 'concerned' about Granit Xhaka's discipline, Wenger admitted that...
Arsene Wenger warns Granit Xhaka to keep emotions in check against Spurs
"I've no specific idea what I'll do but I am concerned [with his discipline] " Wenger
Wenger worried about Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka’s discipline ahead of North London derby…
Arsene Wenger is not a happy man and has REPRIMANDED Granit Xhaka!!! via
Arsene Wenger 'concerned' by Granit Xhaka discipline Xhaka, 24, has been sent off eight times for club and country…
Xhaka must 'keep control' as Wenger admits he is 'concerned' via
Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned about Granit Xhaka's temperament ahead of Sunday's North London derby at home…
Granit Xhaka has provided added bite to the Arsenal midfield, but Arsene Wenger believes he needs to curb his aggre…
Granit Xhaka has scored his first goal in the Champions League since 2010. Unexpected source.
Xhaka - Jordan Henderson beats Granit Xhaka to September PL goal of the month award
Joe Allen. Jordan Henderson . Granit Xhaka. 3 players to score 'screamers' before THAT £90m man 👀
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka opens up on emotional encounter: Everything is perfect
Video: Granit Xhaka & Santi Cazorla try to recreate memorable goals from Stankovic & Henry over the years. [BT]
Nottingham Forest 0-4 Arsenal: Lucas Perez and Granit Xhaka fire Gunners into the fourth round - ...Nottingham Fo...
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Video: Cartoon edit of Granit Xhaka's spectacular strike vs. Hull City on Saturday. [
nick this please. "He plays for the Arsenal with Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker.Granit Xhaka! (x2)"
Granit Xhaka could be what Arsenal have lacked since Patrick Vieira: ESPN FC's Steve Nicol…
Watford vs Arsenal: Granit Xhaka can be modern-day version of Emmanuel Petit, says Arsene Wenger: ...
# Granit Xhaka plays like Emmanuel Petit, says ...: . signing ...
Granit Xhaka plays just like Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit, says Arsene Wenger
Granit Xhaka can be new Emmanuel Petit at Arsenal says manager Arsene Wenger after Watford ...: Petit played ...
Wenger: Xhaka is like Petit - Arsene Wenger says he can see similar qualities in Granit Xhaka to for...
Granit Xhaka stars as Cazorla, Sanchez and Ozil spark Arsenal at Watford
Granit Xhaka: "I'm a young player with a wife. I'm not a player who goes out too much because I'm a family guy & I love my fa…
Granit Xhaka training at London Colney on July 25, 2016 in St...
oezils: Granit Xhaka training at London Colney on July 23, 2016...
Arsenal's Francis Coquelin expecting 'good fight' from Granit Xhaka: ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Al... (Soccernet)
Mesut Özil, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey are going to play in the same midfield next year and some of you don't believe…
Rio Ferdinand: Arsenal's new signing Granit Xhaka is a good passer but his disciplinary...
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"How much did Arsenal pay for him?" Mark Lawrenson isn't too impressed by Granit Xhaka
A little over two hours until Granit Xhaka and Wojciech Szczesny face eachother in quest for glory with Switzerland and Poland at
Granit Xhaka made 94 passes tonight, 48 more than Paul Pogba, who was France's top pass completer.
I like Switzerland for one reason: Granit Xhaka
Photo: Granit Xhaka & Olivier Giroud hugging after the full-time whistle. [
littlemozart: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland's ripped shirt...
Granit Xhaka = great passer for Arsenal if they are able to sign him but his discipline is a problem. 5 yellows and 3 reds…
Listen up, Arsenal fans: Granit Xhaka’s performance means you should be excited -
Xhaka can add unpredictability to attacks, says tactics expert https:…
Three consecutive 'Man of the Match' awards at for Arsenal's Granit Xhaka. I like this. I like this a lot. He looks…
We're calling it early!. With 317 passes (89% acc.), 7 key passes, 8 tackles. It's Arsenal's new man, Granit Xhaka!
Andre Gomes, Granit Xhaka and Nagy of Hungary. Heard of the first 2 but never seen play. All impressive.
Granit Xhaka and his now Arsenal teammate Olivier Giroud. [via ITV]
yeh and with every season ticket bought from Arsenal you get a free toblerone because of Granit Xhaka
- and Granit Xhaka's CDM partnership is going to be incredible, I've got such high hopes!
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welcome to the Emirates Granit Xhaka, our first signing & another leader just arrived at the home of Good football…
Granit Xhaka leads the most completed passes (283) in the tournament. 🙌🏻
Granit Xhaka completed more passes (93) than duo Paul Pogba and Yohan Cabaye combined (87). [http…
Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Özil masterclasses all within three days of each other. The understanding is already t…
Granit Xhaka dictates play brilliantly from the heart of the midfield, displaying excellent physical & technical attri…
i just read the sentence that Granit Xhaka looks really similar to Cristiano Ronaldo and i'm asking: where is he similar?
Gif: Granit Xhaka goes to introduce himself to Arsenal teammate Olivier Giroud last night.
Man of the match for players in Granit (2). Aaron (1). Mesut…
🇨🇭🏅 Granit Xhaka leads the most completed passes (283) at as finish second in Group A
Granit Xhaka has all the makings of a future captain if they recruit him |
Granit Xhaka and his brother give 80% of their wage to their parents for brilliant reason. 👏👏
Granit Xhaka vs England in the European qualifiers
Is it just me or do we have the basics of a song ready made for Granit Xhaka. 'Frère Jacques' you do the rest
Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka.
Arsenal will pay £30m for Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka. Deal set to be announced within 24 hours. (So…
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Arsenal have agreed a deal for Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Arsenal has completed the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for a deal worth up to $48.5 million
Granit Xhaka will wear the No.16 shirt at Arsenal. (
Granit Xhaka: Arsenal confirm new shirt number... and it's not 34: GRANIT XHAKA will wear Aaron Ramsey's...
Why Arsenal new boy Granit Xhaka can be as good as Patrick Vieira |
Granit Xhaka: a born leader who will finally bring some grit to Arsenal | Marcus Christenson
Brilliant piece on Granit Xhaka-. A complete article about how Xhaka become a leader. .
Xhaka: EPL Is Better For Me: Arsenal’s new boy, Granit Xhaka, has stated the aggressive nature of the EPL is ...
Granit Xhaka in, next player on my radar should be West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyaté. EPL seasoned, Covers the DM/CB option.
I'll be very disappointed if Arsenal fans don't chant Granit Xhaka to the tune of Frère Jacques
Granit Xhaka is a rock solid signing for Arsenal...
Leaked photos show Granit Xhaka in Arsenal's new 2016/17 kit
Leaked photos show Granit Xhaka in Arsenal's new kit
So you signed Granit Xhaka. Which means he'll be at Man City in 2 years. Yes, I feel super bitter right now :(
DONE DEAL: Arsenal have completed the signing Granit Xhaka from Monchengladbach for £30m.
Gunners make official £33.8m offer for Granit Xhaka as Arsene Wenger enters transfer market
Granit Xhaka for that sort of money? Really?!? Personally think Sven or Lars Bender would suit Arsenal more! Xhaka had 3 red cards this year
Gif: Arsène Wenger's reaction when asked about signing Granit Xhaka in today's press conference. [
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened negotiations with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Arsene Wenger has 'held talks' with £33m Granit Xhaka's agent - reports in Germany
Is Arsenal in for Granit Xhaka?: Arsene Wenger has reportedly already met with the Swiss midfielder's represen...
Transfer info: Granit Xhaka's father and his agent are rumoured to have met with Arsenal Wenger.
According to Bild (Germany), Arsenal have offered €43m to Borussia Monchengladbach for target Granit Xhaka.
Granit Xhaka is open to Manchester City move this summer. [BILD Sport]
Man City ready to blow Arsenal away with 39m offer for Granit Xhaka (Caught Offside): Man...
Marc Ter Stegan, Mats Hummels, Granit Xhaka and Aubamiyang and were sorted
Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Jurgen Klopp tempted by Granit Xhaka's Premier League ...
Arsenal transfer target Granit Xhaka open to joining top club
: . William Carvalho, Ruben Neves or Granit Xhaka: Who will Arsenal sign in January?. . . Arsenal manager…
Arsenal monitoring Granit Xhaka as they look to add to midfield -
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alot of speculation RE: Granit Xhaka, William Carvalho, and Ruben Neves as possibles for CDM. [1/6]
The Mail claim are continuing to scout Granit Xhaka. Ruben Neves, William Carvalho & Victor Wanyama are others unde…
If can get Marco Reus, Leroy Sane, Aubameyang, GK Bernd Leno, Granit Xhaka and Aymeric Laporte. Trophies will surely flow.
Granit Xhaka is class isn't he. I'd be happy with him and Timo Horn or Bernd Leno.
Just signed Granit Xhaka on my Southampton career mode for £23m. Hope he does good for me, he was *** expensive!
have the club looked at Granit Xhaka? Would add some much needed creativity in the midfield and fits the transfer policy?
Wouldn't surprise me at all if we saw Granit Xhaka in a Liverpool shirt within the next year.
I am far angrier than I probably should be that Granit Xhaka has left me at for Everton. I mean, come on, Everton?!
I love the black cleats. Granit Xhaka has that mid-height, all-black pair. I wish more players would wear them.
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Chelsea really need to sign Matthias Ginter, Granit Xhaka and Antoine Griezmann. Or perhaps, just Carlo Ancelotti...
Granit Xhaka of Moenchengladbach celebrates with team mate Josip Drmic
"Why do we need a new coach?" says Gladbach's Granit Xhaka after their third win in a row under coach André Schubert.
I like Granit Xhaka, but he's just not the same without Christoph Kramer alongside him. Needs a positionally disciplined partner to thrive.
HT Gladbach 0-0 Wolfsburg - lively game. Granit Xhaka toeing the line with the "not getting sent off" thing but great player to watch.
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The press conference ahead of tomorrow's clash with and Granit is about to…
Early but predict Kevin Volland & Granit Xhaka to be next big Bundesliga players targeted by PL clubs. Both with great games to…
RED CARD! Granit Xhaka sent off, Gladbach down to 10 men!
Surgery went well. And one of the first things I saw after surgery was Granit Xhaka on tv 😏
Granit Xhaka has been as solid as a rock tonight 😂
'Clicked again' . Granit on first win of the season . ht…
Granit Xhaka had told at the pre-match press con that might not be knowing all their players. Well, Monchengladbach are leading!
Granit Xhaka's name was made to be bellowed by Peter Drury on a Wednesday night.
Granit Xhaka is that good.Makes u wonder why we spent £15mill on Joe Allen
Swiss star Granit Xhaka has warned Manchester City not to underestimate Borussia Moenchengladbach when the two teams clash in the
Btw keep an eye out for Granit Xhaka for Gladbach, looks a talent from what I’ve seen.
The mirror football... lol granit xhaka is KHAN... if you dont get you get it... well remember chaka khan??
Borussia Monchengladbach showed signs of recovery by winning the previous two matches since Favre's resignation. Big game for Granit Xhaka.
Granit Xhaka on tonight's game: "I don't even know whether Manchester City know all our players, but I'm sure they will after the game."
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.Granit Xhaka intends on leaving a lasting impression on tonight.
Granit Xhaka sends a warning to . Borussia Monchengladbach are ready 🔥
Chicharito, Kramer, Lars Bender, Granit Xhaka.. Etc bt is not my team... My team is on Ss7 go scope
If we sign Granit Xhaka I would be happy or anyone of that calibre
Granit Xhaka could be one that we try for, could want to leave, considering Gladbachs poor start
Youngest player wearing at WC 2014 will be Granit Xhaka (21/SWI), 7 months younger than Neymar. Oldest is Giorgios Kar…
'Rather lose 4-0 once than 1-0 four times' . Granit Xhaka's exclusive.
Clément Grenier . Moutinho . Rabiot . Granit Xhaka . Lucas Silva . Gundogan . All better options for the CC position
Granit Xhaka is the midfielder, his older brother Taulant is a defender. Rogers is great, he could do well in England -
So more likely, like you say, to splurge on Krychowiak or, say, Pogba, or for an anchor... Granit Xhaka, Emre Can?
It would be awesome if Real would take a note from my FIFA team and sign Jannik Vestergaard & Granit Xhaka
Why isn't granit Xhaka playing for Switzerland on Fifa 15?
If I was I'd sell sterling for 45m + Jovetic as exchange. . Buy Granit Xhaka, Patrick Herrmann
Granit Xhaka is also somebody we should be looking at. Aggressive, wand of a left foot, good tackler.
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Nabil Bentaleb or Granit Xhaka would be amazing.
Atletico Madrid want Granit Xhaka and are willing to pay upto €25m for the midfielder, according to
are also looking at two midfielders, Joseph Souza & Granit Xhaka, who Atletico are rumoured to offer up to €25m (Cope)
Midfield reinforcements top priority if Biglia waves Lazio goodbye: Granit Xhaka and Jordy Clasie are two name...
Please get Granit Xhaka or Imbula. Great talents who we need in midfield
buy right now to Granit Xhaka, Witsel or Rabiot, Hummels, Darmian, Bacca and Inmobile!!!
'A brilliant performance'. Granit Xhaka on victory over .
I think we should sign him. He is a good left-player. 20 millions for him and 20 others for Granit Xhaka, he's amazing!!!
Granit Xhaka: If you had to manually mother, I would have had finished a school
Umberto, I really recommend looking at Granit Xhaka and Axel Witsel. They will make up for the loss of Kondogbia. Please!
Hope we got granit xhaka..i think he is better than kondog..because he is nominated to be a young (cont)
If Schweinsteiger is sold then I could see Bayern going in for Granit Xhaka.
Granit Xhaka. What a weird name. Jordan Henderson - the name overflows with character and leadership
We should go for Granit Xhaka after missing out on. Kondogbia
Granit is 22. Central midfielder for Borussia Monchengladbach. has him valued at around €13m.-MS
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Granit xhaka would hardly leave at this moment having reached the Champions League
should forget and go for Granit I like that guy so much, he's the perfect fit for
Galliani should drop kondogbia and go for Granit Xhaka
We missed out on Imbula & Kondogbia. Nevermind. Go get Granit Xhaka
.vs. Granit Who will be your Player of the Season:
"I'm really happy to already have two friends at in the form of Granit and
I thought Miguel was talking about Xherdan Shaqiri not Granit Xhaka smh oops
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as long as Granit Xhaka doesn't go anywhere :))
Granit Xhaka, although 1-2 seasons off his absolute prime ...
Milan should forget on Kondogbia and target Borussia Monchengladbach Granit Xhaka
Who's that player? Morgan? Possibly, but I'm sure Arsene is also tracking other targets such as Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka is a very decent player who would be a cheap alternative to Kovacic
What's happening with Granit Xhaka? wasn't he off to Bayern or Atletico?
Someone's been taking geography lessons from Granit Xhaka.
Granit Xhaka: Only Xabi Alonso (2473) completed more passes in the Bundesliga last season than Xhaka (2018)
.and Granit are starting for Switzerland in their qualifier against Lithuania.
.and Granit were involved as Switzerland beat Lithuania 2-1.
Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka has suffered a capsular tear againts Bayern Munich, and is "out for t…
Dear Switzerland Yes, Roy Hodgson was once your national team coach. However that doesn't warrant you three points against us in the EURO 2016 qualifier. We respect the cultural and multi-ethnic composition (Kurds, Turks, Balkans, Africans, Spaniard, Italian et al) in your national team but tonight, Basel - St. Jakob Park, better prepare for untold wrath! Gökhan Inler, Haris Seferovic, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Valon Behrami et al better come slowly! Yours England Football Team Ingrained 3 Lions fan - hook, line and sinker ;) :)
Argentina-Switzerland team news... *Sergio Aguero is ruled out by a thigh problem and is set to be replaced by Lavezzi.. *Alejandro Sabella is to bring in another central midfielder and switch from 4-3-3 to 4-4-2.. *Switzerland are without back-up striker Mario Gavranovic.. *Granit Xhaka may again start on the right wing,with Xherdan Shaqiri supporting lone striker Josips Dormic...
2014 France put five past Switzerland Switzerland 2-5 France Giroud 17′ Matuidi 18′ Valbuena 40′ Sissoko 73′ Benzema 67′ Sissoko 73′ Dzemaili 81′ Xhaka 87' FT 90 +3 HT 0-3 all but secured a place in the last 16 as three first-half goals helped them to an easy Group E win over Switzerland in Salvador. Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock with a stunning header before Blaise Matuidi blasted the second 66 seconds later. World Cup 2014: Giroud & Matuidi both score in 66 seconds for France. Karim Benzema had a penalty saved but Mathieu Valbuena added a third for the 1998 World Cup winners. by Benzema and Moussa Sissoko made it 5-0 before Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka reduced the arrears. France's dominance at Arena Fonte Nova was every bit as emphatic as the scoreline suggests. Les Bleus, seeking to reach a third final in five World Cups, now have six points, with a match against Ecuador on 25 June to come. Having self-destructed in South Africa four years ago, the French have scored eight goals ...
The French backed up their opening 3-0 win over Honduras by racing into a 2-0 lead as Olivier Giroud's 16th-minute header was followed by Blaise Matuidi's goal just 66 seconds later. Diminutive right-winger Mathieu Valbuena put the result beyond doubt with France's third just before the break. Real Madrid's Karim Benzema missed a first-half penalty, but then netted their fourth before Newcastle United's midfielder Moussa Sissoko also claimed a second-half goal. Only the heroics of Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio prevented more French goals before Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka scored late consolation goals. "This could have been more than perfect," said France coach Didier Deschamps, who indicated that the two late goals conceded was the only dampener. "We were up against a good team and to score five goals and win 5-2, it was a very good evening." "Six points after two matches is ideal. We have to wait for the next match but we have a good goal difference and the next match will decide first and second ...
Switzerland 2-5 France: Les Bleus cruise to victory and Group E supremacy June 20, 2014: Reporter Abidakun Charles France striker Karim Benzema celebrates scoring against Switzerland France thrashed Switzerland to virtually book their spot in the last 16 and send a statement of intent to the World Cup. Karim Benzema's double plus strikes from Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena and Moussa Sissoko showed up a shambolic Swiss side, who are somehow ranked sixth in the FIFA rankings. Ottmar Hitzfeld's side did grab two late consolations through Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka, which will give hope to potential rivals for the French, but the damage was already done. A tight match between the European neighbours was expected and the victors were forecast to go on and win Group E, which also includes Ecuador and Honduras. But there was never much of a contest as two goals in the space of 66 seconds effectively finished off Ottmar Hitzfeld's side. An even opening was finally broken up when Olivier Giroud powered an ...
I'm convinced Me and Granit Xhaka belong together because we both have strong eyebrow game
Granit Xhaka scores the 2nd goal for Switzerland!
France ran rout against Switzerland with 5 goals before Swiss hit two goals late into the game with two goals. Giroud, Mataudi, Valbuena scored in the first half anf Benzema and Sissoko in the second half. Switzerland did manage to salvage some pride in the final minutes, with Blerim Dzemaili firing a free kick through the wall and into the bottom corner before Granit Xhaka volleyed home from Gokhan Inler's assist. With two wins in two matches France are on course to proceed to the knock out round.
Too bad the French beat the Swiss today but I still love Granit Xhaka--what a great player for
May or may not have a slight obsession with granit xhaka 😍😍😍
A standing ovation to the Arsenal man, Olivier Giroud La Page Officielle on his 100th goal to France in the FIFA World Cup. The France National Football Team won a 5 - 2 against the Switzerland National Football Team with Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka being the scorers in the last few minutes. Karim Benzema is definitely in the time of his life; while the other scorers of the team were Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena, Moussa Sissoko.
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- 2 - 5 5, Switzerland 2 France thoroughly dismantled Switzerland on Friday to move atop Group E with a 5-2 thrashing. It was an impressive display from Les Bleus, who have now scored 16 goals in their last three international matches. Les Bleus stunned the Swiss with two goals in two minutes to open up the match, which featured five different French scorers. Olivier Giroud started the onslaught in the 17th minute, and France pounced on a very poor Swiss restart to score again a minute later, with Blaise Matuidi finishing the move. Mathieu Valbuena added to Swiss misery in the 40th on a quick counter. Karim Benzema was stopped on a penalty by Swiss keeper Diego Benaglio, but ended up scoring in the second half, along with Moussa Sissoko. Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka gave the Swiss consolation goals in the final 10 minutes of the match. Goals: Olivier Giroud (FRA) 17'; Blaise Matuidi (FRA) 18'; Mathieu Valbuena (FRA) 40'; Karim Benzema (FRA) 67'; Moussa Sissoko (FRA) 73'; Blerim Dzemaili (SUI) 81'; Gra ...
Shouts out to and Granit Xhaka from Switzerland for scoring that sweet volley. That…
So, France ripped Switzerland apart. Granit xhaka had a great goal though. Ecuador is a terrible team, but enner Valencia is a beast!
2014 | France wrecks Switzerland 5-2 Against a solid Switzerland squad, France opened the scoring with two goals in rapid succession. And they didn't stop scoring. France blasted two goals within 66 seconds as Olivier Giroud headed them into the lead after 17 minutes and Blaise Matuidi added a second almost straight from the restart, while Mathieu Valbuena got a breakaway third late in the half after Swiss keeper Diego Benaglio had earlier saved a Karim Benzema penalty. Benzema added the fourth and his third of the tournament in the 67th minute and Moussa Sissoko came off the bench to complete the rout six minutes later before Blerim Dzemaili's free kick and a smart volley by Granit Xhaka made things look better for the Swiss. France went up 5-0 on Switzerland before the Swiss even threatened the net, asserting themselves on both sides of the ball. Goals were coming fast and furious for the French side, and Switzerland had no answer. The scoring opened with two goals that should have been stopped but wer ...
GOAL: Switzerland 2 - 5 France. Granit Xhaka makes the scoreline look half-respectable for the Swiss.
were destroyed by but Granit Xhaka scored a pretty special goal as consolation
Granit Xhaka is the type of guy to ask you if his eyebrows are on point
“Granit Xhaka: Has scored his first goal for club or country since October 2013 (vs Slovenia)
France defeated Switzerland by the goals of Oliver Giroud, Blaise Matuidi, Matheu Valbuena, Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko. Swiss players Blerim Djemaili and Granit Xhaka scored consolation goals. (5-2). France now becomes the Unofficial European Football Champion.
Granit Xhaka with a brilliant volley for the Swiss.
Woof, what a goal from Granit Xhaka! Beautiful fall pass by Inler and Xhaka volleys it home. Perhaps the best of the bunch…
Granit Xhaka is definitely Bae. Dear lord, bless him. 😍😭🙏
This one was onside because the player who is behind defender wasn't the one who took pass
I would like to buy Granit Xhaka to BVB thats a midfielder that i like
My dad gets so mad when I say Granit Xhaka is my husband 😂😂
Few better footballing names than Granit Xhaka.
VINE: Granit Xhaka pulls another goal back for the Swiss with this brilliant effort.
GOAL: 2-5 Granit Xhaka pulls another one back for Switzerland w/ a great finish - htt…
When I heard that Granit Xhaka scored for the Swiss this morning I thought what the *** is Wayne Rooney doing playing for Switzerland???
GOAL - Switzerland 2-5 - Xhaka Another goal for Switzerland and what a finish that was by Granit Xhaka. Too little too late though.؛
2-5 Granit Xhaka with a superb volley into the corner. The Swiss are coming, or are they?
The introduction of Blerim Dzemaili changed Switzerland's game, have to say. Xherdan Shaqiri was making best effort till the beginning and Granit Xhaka also and so he got a well-deserved Goal ! If they would a bit better in the opening half and in defense, the difference wouldn't be this much. Karim Benzema is talk of the Match, Assisted a Goal, missed Penalty, Made a Goal, again Assisted and got one Goal Canceled. Well, what was that from him ? But the best part of the match was France played brilliantly altogether. Everyone assisted the right man in right time. Paul Pogba was a good substitute. # Seven goals' match, so far the most of WC 2014 !
Great performance by France. They deserve 5-2 victory over Switzerland. Here's how the story developed in the second period: Karim Benzema scores goal number 4 for France on 67th, while his teammate Moussa Sissoko makes it 5 - 0 for France on 73rd. Two goals by Blerim Dzemaili (81`) and Granit Xhaka (87`) did not really disappoint the Frenchmen.
With Granit Xhaka & Xherdan Shaqiri playing for Switzerland tonight. Which other players would bag a shed load of points on a triple word score?
Granit Xhaka's goal is my goal of the season so far. Benzema'r last goal tao dilo na, ki moja!
Fulltime Score (90’ +3): Suisse - France 2-5 0-1 Olivier Giroud (17’) 0-2 Blaise Matuidi (18’) 0-3 Mathieu Valbuena (40’) 0-4 Karim Benzema (67’) 0-5 Sissoko (72’) 1-5 Blerim Dzemaili (81') 2-5 Granit Xhaka (87') 2nd Yellow Card in campaign: Yohan Cabaye misses next match The Switzerland first tried to find the connection, but could not get through the defensive play. The French had fun at football, but spared some power. Nevertheless, they get some chances and again was Diego Benaglio best man on the pitch. A good free kick by Dzemaili and the nice shoot from Xhaka could not gloss over the result.
87' Granit Xhaka : Switzerland 2-5 France. The Swiss got another but it's a little too late though they are looking more fiery now. Inler put the ball into the box over Koscielny for Xhaka to score the 2nd goal for Switzerland.
Cornish descendents for the suisse goalscorer... Granit xhaka
87' GOAL! Goal! Switzerland 2, France 5. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gökhan Inler.
Wonderful finish from GRANIT XHAKA of Switzerland. Actually this match has been filled with wonderful and outstanding goals.
SWITZERLAND unbelievable pull a second goal back, this time through Granit Xhaka. it's FRANCE 5-2 SWITZERLAND
Granit xhaka what a finish i hope 2018 u be playing for kosovo in world cup Maby I'm dreaming
good play in last seconds by Granit XHAKA of Switzerland...now the score is 5-2 for France..
With a Beautiful Surname he introduces himself, with a freekick from outside the are straight, betwin the legs of the Three defenders of France to going in beside the corner of Llioua'. Goooal of Granit Xhaka. But first of all froom the point of foul. Blerim Dzemaili.
It's 5-2 now...bit of pride restored for the Swiss side...Granit Xhaka with a well taken goal after he was put through with a lovely ball from Gokhan Inler...
Milan are showing interest in internationals Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka and. Ricardo Rodriguez
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