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Gabon draws with Swiss in debut

Updated: July 26, 2012, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWCASTLE, England -- Gabon rallied for a 1-1 Group B draw against Switzerland in its Olympics debut on Thursday.

Admir Mehmedi put Switzerland ahead by converting an early penalty kick he was forced to retake after Innocent Emeghara was brought down inside the area.

Gabon tied it in the 45th minute. Pierre Aubameyang collected Alexander Ndoumbou's floated cross alone inside the area and flicked a shot under goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

Switzerland finished with 10 men after Oliver ...

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