Switzerland can make a tie
Portugal’s successor missed an exciting comeback
09/07/2022 at 8:25 PM
Spectators of the match between Switzerland and Portugal at Leigh Sports Village near Manchester see two very different halves and a furious final stage as the Portuguese, who came to Russia, makes a dramatic comeback by the breadth of a hair.
Despite the double hit early on, the Swiss footballers missed out on a successful start to the European Championship in England. Nielsen Nielsen’s side at Lee couldn’t get more than 2-2 (2-0) against Portugal, despite the long lead, and after a furious final stage they even managed to celebrate a draw. The two teams still face defending champions Netherlands and Sweden in strong group C.
Kumba Su (2) and Rachel Kiewicz (5) brought the Swiss, who lost 7-0 to Germany in the Test in Erfurt on June 24, on his way early in his only second appearance in the European Championship. However, the Portuguese, who had just qualified for the finals after disqualifying Russia, increasingly dominated the match after falling behind and rewarded himself in the second half. First Diana Gomez (58) scored from a corner kick to connect, then Jessica Silva (65) scored the deserved equalizer from close range. In the latter stages, both teams missed good chances to score the winning goal.
Swiss coach Nielsen said before the match: “In a group like ours, it is very important to get at least one point in the first game. If we lose the first game, it will be very difficult to get past the group.” Colleague Francis Netto had also been hoping for more from the start. “Our goal is to do better than we did in 2017,” he said. In her first European Championship appearance five years ago, the Portuguese scored four points and were eliminated from the preliminary round.
It is clear that Switzerland lost the last two tests before the finals. Bankruptcy against Germany followed 0:4 against the English. After a draw with Portugal at the start, the disappointment in Germany’s neighbor was great. And the newspaper “Blake” wrote, according to the newspaper “Blake”, that “Al-Nati smashed their dream of starting the European Championship”, while the Federation warned from now on the need to convince them “in the long term”.