Switzerland got their Euro 2016 campaign off to a positive start, after securing a 1-0 win over Albania in their opener.
Schar made the most of Etrit Berisha’s mistake, who stormed out in an attempt to clear Shaqiri’s corner, with the Swiss heading in the lone goal in the fifth minute.
Albania faced a more daunting task of coming back into the game, with their captain Lorik Cana getting sent off after a second bookable offence.
Despite being a man light Albania pressed for an equaliser, while Berisha tried to make amends for his costly error by making a string of saves from Seferovic.
There was to be no addition to the scoreline, however, Albania substitute Shkelzen Gashi wasting a glorious opening in the 87th minute with defeat putting pressure on the Eagles to get a result in their next match against hosts France in Marseille.