Until then, the Portuguese scored an impeccable success (three wins), and fell in Geneva, on Sunday, against Switzerland (0-1), during this fourth day of the League of Nations, thus leaving first place in their group (2). The Spaniards won the same time over the Czechs (2-0).
Deprived of a few executives, and left to rest (Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho, Rafael Guerrero), they were unable to reclaim a goal scored after 56 seconds, only, despite an unbroken fist after the break. But Natty clung to his first victory in 2022, even after three defeats in this competition, reassuring him before going on vacation, failing to let him leave last place.
So the Swiss were rewarded from the start, when Silvan’s cross was knocked down from the right by Seferovic’s header, faster than Joao Cancelo, after less than a minute of play. They even thought it provided a great breakout opportunity in the first half. A quarter of an hour, but the penalty kick by Nuno Mendes (12th), on a cross by Xherdan Shaqiri (he was knocked out due to a thigh injury, 22), was logically canceled, thanks to the VAR technology, which attests to a major previous foul by Nico Elvedi on Andre Silva (15).
Omelin for everything
The Portuguese tried to respond, but Jonas Omlin only had to hold off Danilo Pereira’s header (17) for too long, as Rafael Leao’s winning header was disallowed for offside by Andre Silva (18). It wasn’t until the second half for the last call-up of the Montpellier goalkeeper again (49th place).
The outrageous Lusitan domination then saw the attempts of Bernardo Silva (63rd), Gonzalo Guedes (71st), Diogo Jota (78) and Pepe (88th) repelled by Omlin, much better with his hands than with his feet. Looks like someone was missing in an attack from this Portuguese squad…