Switzerland 2, Togo 0
Posted by ssbg on June 19, 2006
Alexander Frei exploits some poor defending at the other end to put Switzerland ahead on 16 minutes
Switzerland stepped up their bid for a place in the knock-out stages and ended Togo's campaign thanks to goals from Alexander Frei and Tranquillo Barnetta.
Rennes striker Frei neatly stabbed home the unmarked Barnetta's cross from close-range after 17 minutes.
Togo were denied a decent penalty claim when Emmanuel Adebayor was chopped down and Mohammed Kader twice went close.
But despite a sustained spell of Togo pressure, Barnetta rifled in late on to send the World Cup debutants home.
After the 2-1 defeat to South Korea in their first match, the African side needed to avoid defeat in Dortmund to stand any chance of getting out of the group.