INDespite the support of thousands at the Estadio de Geneva, Portugal lost for the first time in this Group 2 of the League of Nations to Switzerland 0-1 and the only goal was scored by striker Benfica Seferovic. shortly after 57 seconds.
Fernando Santos came back to make a small revolution in the ‘eleventh’ and made five changes compared to the team that was against the Czech Republic.
Portugal, who began a de facto defeat at the Estadio de Geneva, broke the deadlock with forward Seferovic in the first minute. A set of towers that could have experienced another mishap in the 12th minute, but the penalty imposed on the Swiss for violating Andre Silva at the start of the move was refunded via VAR.
The choice of all of us, who will have the opportunity to restore equality, was rejected by Danilo, in the 17th minute, but with the headline of victory with the wonderful intervention of goalkeeper Omlin. The Portuguese soon celebrated for Rafael Leao, but the goal was rejected by Andre Silva at the start of the offside request.
A small-scale avalanche that did not bear fruit in Portugal later reduced the tension in the last 20 minutes of the first half. In the extra period, Fernando Santus ’men stepped up the tension and surrounded the Swiss area with more incidents, but the Portuguese shots, almost all of them, were from mid-range. Portugal’s first great chance came down in the second half from Guedes’ foot, but Omlin once again dominated it. And in the 78th, he was once again a Swiss goalkeeper, this time beating Jota. And then Pepe, then Bernardo Silva and the first round, unfortunately, don’t get into it.
After all, Portugal with this loss in Group 2 with 7 points from the leader of Spain falls one place to second place. In third place is the Czech Republic with 4 points and Switzerland with 3 points.
Eleven from Switzerland: Omlin; Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez; Jaka, Freyler, Sow; Shakiri, Embolo, Seferovich.
Eleven from Portugal: Rui Patricio; Juao Canselo, Pepe, Danilo and Nuno Mendez; Vitinia, Ruben Neves and Bruno Fernandes; Otavio, Andre Silva and Rafael Leao.
Preview: Switzerland and Portugal will meet on Sunday at 19:45 at the Stade de Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland in the fourth round of Group 2 of the League of Nations.
The national team came to this match with seven points, a draw and two victories. If Fernando Santus ’side live at the head of the group, Switzerland will take the red light, resulting in three defeats in the same number of games, one of which is against Portugal, in Alvalada, 0-4.
Keep in mind that in this game, the national coach cannot rely on Rafael Guerrero, Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Moutinho, who are exempt from the call.
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