The second series of matches in Euro 2016 kicks off on Wednesday with Group A. Romania and Switzerland go head-to-head at noon ET at the Parc des Princes in Paris. France faces Albania at 3 PM ET at the Stade de Velodrome and with the hosts almost assured a win, Romania and Switzerland have everything to play for in this match.
Romania battled hard, but they ended their opener against France with a 2-1 loss. Bogdan Stancu scored a penalty for Switzerland, who gave the hosts everything they could handle and more, but they were beaten by a late Dmitri Payet winner.
Switzerland is tied with France atop Group A after a 1-0 win over Albania, but Switzerland failed to score after going up a man in the 36th minute. Fabian Schar found the back of the net after five minutes for Switzerland, who got off to a hot start, but couldn’t find a second goal. They didn’t need it, but Switzerland has to play better to get the three points, which would essentially put them in the next round.
This will be the third meeting for these two as Switzerland pounded Romania 4-1 in a group match at the 1994 World Cup. Romania returned the favor with a 1-0 win in a May 2012 friendly.