Well, that was fast. After Steve Von Bergen went off injured for Switzerland, things went downhill rather quickly for the side. Two goals in quick succession -- the first from Olivier Giroud, the second from Blaise Matuidi -- put France up 2-0 before 20 minutes were out.
Giroud had no trouble climbing over his marker to meet a corner delivered by Mathieu Valbuena, although Switzerland keeper Diego Benaglio had a hand in the goal as well. More specifically, his hand helped it along into the back of the net.
Nice marking on that one, Switzerland.
But they didn't have time to contemplate their backline's weaknesses, as next it was midfielder Valon Behrami making a significant error. Behrami neatly passed the ball directly to France forward Karim Benzema, whose through ball set Matuidi free. Johan Djourou was unable to do anything to stop Matuidi's left-footed strike.