A head-turning statistic surrounding the long-term production of Switzerland talisman Xherdan Shaqiri has come to the fore late on Friday.
Shaqiri and co, of course, are currently locked in action.
Amid a tense final day in the World Cup Group G table, the Swiss have faced off with Serbia, in the knowledge that a victory would see them guaranteed of a spot in the competition’s knockout rounds.
As things stand on the back of a pulsating opening 45 minutes at the Stadium 974, though, the two sides are deadlocked, at two goals apiece.
Kicking the scoring into gear this evening was a familiar face on the Swiss side of things, in the form of Xherdan Shaqiri.
Versatile midfielder Shaqiri has long established himself as something of an iconic figure amongst his country’s supporter base, owing to his penchant for producing on the biggest stage.
And Friday proved no different, with the former Liverpool man driving home at the near post after being picked out by Djibril Sow.
In the process, Shaqiri, though, did not only guide Switzerland into an early lead over Serbia.
In addition, he joined five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo as only the 2nd player to have scored in all of the 2014, 2018 and 2022 World Cups, as well as Euro 2016 and Euro 2020.