Latvian team started the game very smartly: the first link was organized by the output "1 0" the Brits, but the only Shlovsky the Latvian failed to beat Mayer.
Gradually, the moments began to arise at the gate of Elvis Merzlikina, who had a brilliant season as the time in Switzerland. And at 9 minutes, Denis Hollenstein managed to open the account, using the transmission from behind the goal— 1:0.
Guests stepped up, earned two of the most, however, this component of the game at the Latvian national team once this evening did not go. But the Swiss continued to create chances at the gate Merzlikina. A few times Elvis was rescued by the team, and when he was helpless, came to the aid of the post and the crossbar.
In the second similar period the game continued: Edgars Kulda has not used one-on-one, and Merzlikin made another brilliant save.
Finally, on the 32 th minute of the meeting of the Latvian hockey players managed to level the result: Edgars Kulda won the duel the defender "Vancouver" Weber, passed namesake, Siksna and 23-year-old defender celebrated his first goal in the national team— 1:1.
In the final third of the match was memorable for an individual pass another young player national team of Latvia Rodrigo Abols, however, the owners of the ice was rescued by Meyer. And in the last minute of normal time of the game the guests were in the minority, however, managed to survive, and the meeting went into overtime.
Here was a game with mutual chances of success, but that's the last word remained with the Swiss, who have excelled Eric bloom— 2:1.
On Saturday the teams will meet again.
Switzerland — Latvia 2:1ОТ (1:0, 0:1, 0:0, 1:0)
Washers: 1:0 Hollenstein (Preamble, 08:58). 1:1 Siksna (E. Kulda, 31:37). 2:1 Bloom (Hollenstein, Weber, 62:51).