Arsenal star Granit Xhaka was closer to get score-sheet in Switzerland 3-1 win over Turkey but his spectacular free-kick denied by goalpost.
The 28-year-old midfielder, who has been reportedly on verge to join Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma, delivered sensational performances in middle of park against Turkey before his stunning free-kick hit the bar in 78th minutes of the game.
His side’s ended the matches with impressive 3-1. Haris Seferovic opened the scoring for Switzerland in the sixth minute when he took a pass from Steven Zuber before pivoting and driving a left-footed shot into the net from just outside the penalty area.
Switzerland doubled their lead in the 26th minute after Zuber picked up a blocked shot and slipped it to Shaqiri who took a touch and then unleashed a vicious long-range shot that gave the sprawling keeper no chance.
Shaqiri doubled his tally in the 68th minute when he swept home a cross on the counter, minutes after Irfan Can Kahveci had pulled a goal back for Turkey.