Switzerland 1-0 Portugal: Haris Seferovic scores the only goal of the game after just 55 seconds as Swiss get their first win of the Nations League campaign
- Haris Seferovic’s quickfire goal saw Switzerland get the better of Portugal
- Seferovic scored after 57 seconds as Switzerland managed to secure victory
- Portugal dropped down to second place in Group A2 following Spain’s win
A first-minute strike by striker Haris Seferovic earned Switzerland a 1-0 victory over Portugal on Sunday as Murat Yakin’s side grabbed their first win in this year’s Nations League.
Seferovic put Switzerland ahead 57 seconds into the clash at Stade de Geneve with a close-range header after defender Silvan Widmer set him up with a precise cross inside the area.
Inaugural 2018-19 Nations League winners Portugal levelled through forward Rafael Leao in the 18th minute but his effort was disallowed for offside.
Haris Seferovic celebrates after his goal put Switzerland ahead after just 55 seconds
Seferovic stunned Portugal as Switzerland got their first win of the Nations League campaign
Portugal’s Rafael Leao found the net in the 18th minute but it was ruled out for offside
Portugal’s efforts intensified following halftime but despite Bernardo Silva’s powerful strike from the edge of the box in the 63rd minute and Diogo Jota’s superb header in the 78th they did not manage to get on the scoresheet.
Switzerland, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Spain last time out and lost their opening three matches, claimed their first victory in 2022 from six games played.
Breel Embolo of Switzerland looks to retain possession under pressure from Otavio
Switzerland’s Djibril Sow looks to cause problems with Joao Cancelo in close proximity
Switzerland: Omlin; Widmer (Steffen 46), Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez (Stergiou 79); Freuler, Xhaka, Sow (Aebischer 79); Shaqiri (Okafor 21), Seferovic, Embolo (Zuber 66)
Subs: Sommer, Frei, Comert, Schar, Gavranovic, Mvogo, Amdouni
Goal: Seferovic 1
Booked: Widmer, Omlin
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cancelo, Pepe, Danilo Pereira, Mendes; Neves (Horta 82), Vitinha (Bernardo Silva 62); Otavio (Guedes 46), Fernandes (Nunes 74), Leao (Jota 62); Andre Silva
Subs: Rui Silva, Dalot, Carvalho, Costa, Rui Silva, Carmo, Palhinha, Duarte
Booked: Danilo Pereira, Cancelo
Fernando Santos’ side, unbeaten so far in this year’s competition, were without the rested Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho and Raphael Guerreiro who did not travel with the rest of the squad.
Portugal dropped to second place in Group A2 on seven points while Spain, who beat the Czech Republic 2-0 in the other game, moved to the top with one point more. Switzerland remain bottom on three points.
Portugal brought on Bernardo Silva in the 62nd minute but still fell to a defeat in Geneva
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