Despite being on the losing end, Badou Ndiaye enjoyed a terrific debut for the Potters, assisting Xherdan Shaqiri's early goal.
The Swiss international winger made an immediate impression on the new Stoke manager.
One of the most exciting young players in MLS is headed for Stoke, but they will need to make room in the side.
Ottmar Hitzfeld expects two of his former pupils to work together brilliantly at Stoke City.
West Ham United boss David Moyes has been bemoaning a lack of midfield options and could solve his problem with a raid on struggling Stoke City.
Tottenham Hotspur could surely do a lot worse than consider a move for Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri.
Could Arsenal and Newcastle United make moves for the Stoke City winger this winter?
Newcastle United should make a move for Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri in the January transfer window.
West Ham United are reportedly keen on signing the Austrian, but could his Stoke City teammate be the better option?
Everton should make a move for Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer transfer window.
Only Stoke could follow four straight defeats with three goals from the very top drawer, the last in particular a contender for goal of the season as any lingering relegation worries were eased.
The final matches from Group A are contested this evening, with France already through to the knock-out stages.
Everything was calm at the Switzerland training base in Montpellier.