Live Scores & Odds Comparison

You are here » Nowgoal  »  Sport News  » 
Result: Portugal beat Switzerland to enter World Cup finals

Result: Portugal beat Switzerland to enter World Cup finals

Submit by tipster nowgoal
Posted Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:08:05 GMT    
[FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)]
Portugal  VS  Switzerland  Result:2-0  Match details
Portugal have defeated Group B rivals Switzerland 2-0 at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon to earn automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
The Selecao, who had not topped the group at any point prior to this evening, came out on top through an unfortunate Johan Djourou own goal and a well-worked Andre Silva strike either side of half time.
A draw would have been enough to take the Swiss through, but their 10-match winning run came to an end to set up a two-legged playoff next month to determine whether they will join their opponents in Russia.
Portugal, who had star man Cristiano Ronaldo back in their ranks from the off this evening, had the better of the first half without creating a great deal.
Andre Silva was able to test Yann Sommer down low with a deflected attempt early on, which proved to be a rare shot on goal at either end in a fairly uneventful first half.
Sommer had to pull off an even bigger stop just after the half-hour mark, this time to keep out a bullet strike from Bernardo Silva that was heading for the top corner.
There was to be a breakthrough shortly before the interval, though, as Djourou put into his own net when attempting to clear Eliseu's dangerous left-sided cross.
Joao Mario, Sommer and Djourou got into a tangle when attempting to get on the end of the cross, with the ball cruelly tricking over the line after contact from the former Arsenal man.
Switzerland, whose last defeat to Portugal came in 1993, showed more attacking intent in the early stages of the second half and came close to a leveller when Xherdan Shaqiri found the target from a long-range free kick.
The Selecao may have been fortunate with the manner of their opening goal, but there was nothing lucky about the second when it arrived 57 minutes into the contest.
A flowing team move culminated in Bernardo Silva squaring for namesake Andre to convert at the back post with his second touch, putting his side on the brink of automatic qualification.
Shaqiri flashed a shot wide as La Nati looked for a route back into the match, though it was Portugal - into their fifth-successive World Cup - who looked the more likelier to score in the remaining minutes.
Pepe hit a shot right at Sommer from a good position, while the Swiss keeper stood his ground to thwart Ronaldo after he was played clean through on goal.
Portugal, who ended the campaign with nine-successive wins, failed to add to their goals tally but they picked up the result required against a flat Switzerland side.

[Livescore] [Soccer Results] [Soccer Fixtures]

(Disclaimer:Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of We disclaim any responsibility and accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising from any inaccuracies.)

More »Top Competitions


  Teams W D L pts
1 Chelsea 30 3 5 93
2 Tottenham Hotspur 26 8 4 86
3 Manchester City 23 9 6 78
4 Liverpool 22 10 6 76
5 Arsenal 23 6 9 75
6 Manchester United 18 15 5 69
7 Everton 17 10 11 61
8 Southampton 12 10 16 46
9 Bournemouth AFC 12 10 16 46
10 West Bromwich(WBA) 12 9 17 45
11 West Ham United 12 9 17 45
12 Leicester City 12 8 18 44

NBA Standings

1 Raptors 59 23 0
2 Celtics 55 27 4
3 76ers 52 30 7
4 Cavaliers 50 32 9
5 Pacers 48 34 11
6 Heat 44 38 15
7 Milwaukee 44 38 15
8 Wizards 43 39 16
9 Pistons 39 43 20
10 Hornets 36 46 23
11 Knicks 29 53 30
12 Nets 28 54 31
13 Bulls 27 55 32
14 Magic 25 57 34
15 Hawks 24 58 35

More »WAGs

[Pic] Ann-Kathrin Brommel Mario Gotze WAG gallery [Pic] Meet the photo gallery of Sexy Serie A babe
[Pic] Sizzling and stunning pics of Holly Peers [Pic] Young and sexy model Celine Farach gallery

Copyright © 2003 - 2018 Power By All Rights Reserved.

Best viewed in widescreen resolution with IE 6.0 or above.