With Cristiano Ronaldo and two more starters being spared, Portugal was surprised by Brazil’s opponent in the World Cup
This Sunday afternoon (12), Portugal visited the Switzerland at the Geneva Stadium for the fourth round of the Uefa Nations League in group 2 of league A. With a goal before the first minute of Seferovic, the Portuguese were surprised by a 1-0 defeat.
With just over 50 seconds into the game, Widmer crossed on the right wing for Seferovic to rise above the Portuguese defense and open the scoring for the home team.
In the 11th minute, Switzerland almost had the chance to extend, when Shaqiri tried to cross and the ball hit Nuno Mendes’ hand. The bid, however, was reviewed in VAR and canceled due to a foul in André Silva at the origin of the play.
Portugal accumulated its first setback in the Nations League after the draw against Spain and dropped to second in the groupwith seven points. Switzerland remains in the bottombut now with their first three points.
Cristiano Ronaldo out
The number 7, along with João Moutinho and Raphael Guerreiro, did not travel to Geneva for the last match of the Fifa date of June. The players were spared due to the physical strain of the season.
tit of eye
The match was Switzerland’s antepenultimate match before the call-up to the world Cup from Qatar. The team, which is one of the opponents of the Brazilian team, had a problematic FIFA datewith three defeats and only this triumph, in June.
The teams return to the field in September for the finalization of the group stage of the Nations League season. Both Switzerland and Spain will face Spain and the Czech Republic in the final two rounds.
Switzerland 1 x 0 Portugal
GOALS: Seferovic (SUI)
SWITZERLAND: Omlin; Widmer (Steffen), Akanji, Elvedi and Ricardo Rodriguez (Stergiou); Freuler, Sow (Aebischer), Xhaka and Shaqiri (Okafor); Embolo (Zuber) and Seferovic. Coach: Murat Yakin
PORTUGAL: Rui Patricio; Cancelo, Pepe, Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes; Rúben Neves (Ricardo Horta), Bruno Fernandes (Matheus Nunes) and Otávio (Gonçalo Guedes); Rafael Leão (Jota), André Silva and Vitinha (Bernardo Silva). Coach: Fernando Santos