Xhaka and Lichtsteiner produced the most pointless free-kick routine vs Denmark

Xhaka and Lichsteiner didn't quite pull it off.

Switzerland suffered a real setback in qualification for Euro 2020 with a 1-0 defeat to Denmark on Saturday.

An 84th-minute Yussuf Poulsen goal sealed the points, meaning Denmark are joint-top of Group D with 12 points.

Switzerland, by contrast, sit four points back in third - although, they do have a game in hand.

The game was most notable for a great performance by Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who produced some top saves to earn his clean sheet.

But despite that performance and the impact of the result, some fans found something else to talk about afterwards.

A freekick 'routine' between Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner caught the eye - for all the wrong reasons.

We've seen the idea before: a player runs to take it, dummies it instead to make the defenders drop deeper, and another player takes the freekick.

And you've probably seen this one, too: a player runs to take the freekick but skips past the ball and down the wing, the next man finds him, and he puts in a cross from a better position.

Well, how about combining the two? Sounds convoluted and completely pointless?

Denmark beat Switzerland 1-0 in the Euro 2020 qualifier.

Okay, what if the second man is simply tracked by someone down the wing and so you can't even pass to him?

What if you go through all of that and the end result is a normal freekick that's cleared by the first defender?

Because that's what Xhaka and Lichsteiner eventually pulled off and you can check it out below:

And another angle that really shows off the absurdity of it all:

That's your captain, Arsenal fans.

It's a bizarre 'routine', if you can call it that, and a fantastic example of overthinking very simple things.

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