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82'
G. Reuteler
Yellow Card
65'
Jéssica Silva
Tatiana Pinto
2 - 2
58'
Diana Gomes
Goal
1 - 2
5'
R. Kiwic
R. Bachmann
0 - 2
2'
C. Sow
Goal
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
57% 42%
8
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 456 350
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Sweden SWE Sweden 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 W W D
2 Netherlands NED Netherlands 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 7 W W D
3 Switzerland SUI Switzerland 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 1 L L D
4 Portugal POR Portugal 3 0 1 2 4 10 -6 1 L L D

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Quarter-finals

Commentary

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Both sides will be disappointed with just a point from their opening game, as Portugal now face the Netherlands next and Switzerland face Sweden.
Portugal come from behind to draw 2-2 with Switzerland in their opening Group C game, after an excellent second-half performance. Switzerland led 2-0 at the break, after goals from Sow and Kiwic in the opening five minutes and they were the stronger side in the opening period, with Portugal unable to get going. However, Portugal turned it around after the restart and goals from Gomes and Jessica Silva pulled them level just after the hour mark and they almost went on to win the game, after having numerous chances late on to clinch all three points. Encarnacao hit the post from distance and Diana Silva had a one-on-one chance, but couldn’t find the back of the net and the points were shared.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: PORTUGAL 2-2 SWITZERLAND
90' + 4' It's all Portugal in stoppage time as they push for a third goal to win the game. However, they need to be wary of being caught out on the counter at the other end.
S. Mauron
L. Wälti
90' + 2' Another Swiss substitution coming up, with Walti coming off and she has been replaced by Mauron.
F. Humm
G. Reuteler
90' + 1' Late Switzerland change now, with Reuteler replaced by Humm.
90' There will be a minimum of five minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
89' CHANCE! Nazareth finds time and space in front of goal after being played through the Swiss defence, however, Walti does brilliantly to get back and she makes the block to deny Portugal.
88' OFF THE POST! What a strike by Encarnacao! It looked like she was going to find the back of the net from distance, but her fierce strike cannons off the bottom of the left post. So close to a winner!
87' We're into the final few minutes of the game now and time is running out for someone to score a winning goal. Will it end in a draw?
85' HUGE BLOCK! Amado throws herself at a shot from Sow which appeared to be flying into the bottom right corner of the net, but the defender pulls off an excellent block and diverts it behind for a corner.
Telma Encarnação
Jéssica Silva
83' The other change sees Jessica Silva replaced by Encarnacao.
Fátima Pinto
Tatiana Pinto
83' Double Portugal substitution now, with Tatiana Pinto heading off and on comes Fatima Pinto.
83' GREAT CHANCE! Diana Silva should make it 3-2! A deep free-kick is whipped into the box and Diana Silva is completely unmarked in the area and only has the keeper to beat. However, Thalmann makes a strong stop. Either side of the keeper and that would have gone in.
G. Reuteler
Yellow Card
82' Reuteler is booked for a late challenge on Pinto, as the Portuguese player looked to break forward into the final third.
80' OFF THE BAR! Portugal fail to deal with a corner and the ball falls nicely to Reuteler inside the box and she volleys an effort towards the top right corner of the net. However, it strikes the top of the crossbar and bounces wide. So close!
79' In February, Portugal beat world number 11 Norway 2-0, and they also held world number 12 side Australia in a 1-1 draw in their most recent match.
Kika Nazareth
Ana Borges
77' Portugal make their first change now, with Borges the player to depart and on comes Nazareth.
L. Marti
S. Maendly
74' Switzerland make their first substitution of the game, with Maendly the player to come off and she has been replaced by Marti.
72' At the moment there only seems to be one winner and that is Portugal, who are camped inside the Swiss half and look very dangerous in the final third.
70' SAVE! Dolores Silva steps up to take a free-kick just outside the box and she gets it up and over the wall, but it's too close to the keeper, who parries it away to safety.
V. Calligaris
Yellow Card
69' Calligaris is booked for a late challenge on Diana Silva from behind, handing Portugal a free-kick in a very good shooting area.
67' Free-kick to Portugal in a great shooting position after Diana Silva is abruptly brought down right on the edge of the penalty area by Calligaris. VAR take a quick look at it and confirm that it's only a free-kick and not a penalty.
Tatiana Pinto
Assist
65' Pinto looked up and quickly fired an excellent cross into the path of her team-mate in the box from the right wing and Jessica Silva coolly converted.
Jéssica Silva
Goal
65' GOAL! PORTUGAL TURN IT AROUND! Jessica Silva with the equaliser to make it 2-2! The goal has been coming and it’s a superb move and finish to level the scoreline. Pinto delivers an excellent low cross into the box and Jessica Silva meets the ball at the near post, getting ahead of her marker and glancing it into the bottom left corner of the net.
64' It looks like there is some movement happening down on the sidelines, with some changes being prepared by Switzerland, as Portugal are all over them now.
62' We're now past the hour mark and Switzerland lead 2-1, but Portugal are on top at the moment and Switzerland are having to do a lot of defending.
60' Portugal are pushing forward in search of another now and they look full of confidence following their goal. They have the momentum and there is plenty of time left on the clock to get something out of the game.
Diana Gomes
Goal
58' GOAL! PORTUGAL PULL ONE BACK! A corner is whipped in from the left wing and Gomes meets it in the six-yard box and powers a header towards goal, but Thalmann makes a superb save. However, the keeper can’t stop the rebound from falling straight back to the defender and she fires the ball into the back of the net from close range on the second attempt. It’s 2-1!
57' Portugal are certainly asking a few more questions of their opponents now, but are still yet to test Thalmann in the Swiss goal.
55' Portugal came into this game in fine form, having won three of their past four matches, and have tasted victory eight times in 14 games since the start of 2021.
53' CHANCE! Bachmann is played through on goal and only has Pereira to beat in goal from a tight angle, but the striker drags her shot wide of the bottom right corner. Not too far away!
52' Decent chance! Jessica Silva manages to hold off a Swiss defender and then fires a powerful shot towards goal from the edge of the box, but she gets too much behind the shot and it flies just over the bar.
50' Portugal are keeping the ball well so far, with Switzerland having to sit deep and get everyone back behind the ball to try and soak up the pressure.
48' Maendly is receiving some treatment from the Swiss medical team at the moment, in an early stoppage at the start of the second half. However, it looks like the midfielder will be fine to continue.
46' The second half is under way!
Switzerland could count themselves lucky to still have 11 players on the pitch, as Aigbogun could have been sent off with a second yellow card for a late challenge on Borges, but the referee waved away the Portuguese appeals. Portugal were playing well by the end of the half, but may need to make some changes in order to get back into this game.
Two goals within the space of five minutes early on see Switzerland hold a 2-0 lead at the break over Portugal. Sow fired the Swiss ahead after just two minutes with a superb strike from distance, before Kiwic powered home a header from close range to double their lead. Portugal have grown into the game, but are yet to have a shot on target, with a couple of efforts flying over the crossbar and Switzerland have been pretty comfortable and look good value for their lead.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: PORTUGAL 0-2 SWITZERLAND
45' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
43' Decent chance! Good build-up from Portugal as they work the ball into a good position around 25 yards out, with Norton firing a shot towards goal. However, it flies high over the bar.
41' Not too far away! Diana Silva goes for goal, firing the ball towards the top-left corner of the net. However, it flies just over the crossbar and skims the top of the net.
40' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can Portugal pull one back before the half-time whistle?
38' Here comes the first corner of the game as Aigbogun is forced to put the ball out of play. The ball is whipped in and met by Dolores Silva, who fires a shot at goal, but she gets too much on it and it flies high over the Swiss goal.
36' Nils Nielsen’s Switzerland side have yet to win in 2022 and have conceded 16 goals, only scoring three. 11 of those goals came in their last two friendlies against Germany and England.
34' Borges is lucky to get away with just a warning after she catches Calligaris late deep inside the Swiss penalty area. She seems wound up from the Aigbogun situation a few minutes ago.
32' Borges receives some treatment on the pitch following the late challenge by Aigbogun. However, she'll be fine to continue shortly.
31' POSSIBLE RED CARD! Aigbogun dives in on Borges and catches her very late, not getting the ball, and the Portugal players are appealing for a second yellow card. However, the referee just warns the Swiss left-back and she will remain on the pitch. Aigbogun will have to be very careful now.
30' We’re at the half-hour mark now and it remains Switzerland who lead 2-0 over Portugal, thanks to early goals from Sow and Kiwic.
28' Bachmann has been excellent for the Swiss so far, involved in much of their attacking play and dangerous on the ball. Certainly one that Portugal need to get ahold off.
26' Switzerland look pretty content with how the game is going so far, they are controlling possession in midfield now and still look dangerous on the attack.
24' CHANCE! Switzerland deliver a deep free-kick into the penalty area and Portugal fail to clear the danger, with Crnogorcevic and Kiwic both taking swings at the ball, but they can't turn it on target and the opportunity goes away.
22' Stoppage in play here as Pinto is down on the pitch receiving some medical treatment after she is clattered into from behind by a Swiss defender. However, it looks like she will be fine to continue.
20' Decent opportunity! Jessica Silva gets into the penalty area and looks to turn away from Kiwic and get a shot away at goal. However, the Swiss defender does well and makes a great challenge to prevent the chance.
E. Aigbogun
Yellow Card
18' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Aigbogun after she tussles with Jessica Silva and pulls her to the ground as she looked to break away.
17' Portugal just can't find a way through the Swiss midfield at the moment, yet they are playing a lot better. Can they pull one back before half-time?
15' It'll' be a tough task for Portugal to get back into this one now, as they don't score many goals and are yet to mount a goalscoring chance to pull one back.
13' In group stage qualifying, two of the three lowest-scoring qualified teams for Euro 2022 were Portugal (10, the lowest) and Switzerland (20, third lowest).
11' This is better from Portugal, they are enjoying a decent spell of possession in the Swiss half of the pitch, but their opponents are sitting deep and just soaking it all up.
9' Both managers said before this game that they thought this match was a must-win, as the other two teams in Group C are Sweden are the reigning champions, the Netherlands.
7' Switzerland couldn't have wished for a better start to this game, they look full of confidence now and they have eased any pre-game nerves.
R. Kiwic
Goal
5' GOAL! SWITZERLAND DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Kiwic powers home a header from close range after a lovely deep free-kick into the box by Bachmann, as the centre-back meets it perfectly at the far post, with Pereira unable to stop it from going in. They lead 2-0 after just five minutes.
R. Bachmann
Assist
5' Bachmannn spotted the run of her team-mate at the far post and delivered an excellent free-kick delivery into her at the back post, which was well converted.
4' Portugal are yet to get going here, they look shell shocked at the start Switzerland have made to this game. They need to get a foothold soon, as the Swiss look very dangerous in the final third.
C. Sow
Goal
2' GOAL! SWITZERLAND TAKE THE LEAD! Bachmann is almost fed through to goal, but the Portuguese defence cut out the pass; however, the rebound falls straight to Sow on the edge of the box, and she fires the ball straight into the bottom left corner of the net from distance! Switzerland lead 1-0 early on thanks to a superb strike!
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Switzerland have made two changes to their side that lost 4-0 to England, with Friedli and Buhler dropping to the bench and they have been replaced by Thalmann and Kiwic.
Portugal have made one change to the team that drew with Australia last time out, as Borges comes into the side in place of Nazareth.
SWITZERLAND SUBS: Livia Peng, Seraina Friedli, Julia Stierli, Lara Marti, Rachel Rinast, Riola Xhemaili, Luana Buhler, Sandrine Mauron, Svenja Folmli, Fabienne Humm, Nadine Riesen, Meriame Terchoun.
SWITZERLAND (4-4-1-1): Gaelle Thalmann; Eseosa Aigbogun, Rahel Kiwic, Viola Calligaris, Noelle Maritz; Geraldine Reuteler, Sandy Maendly, Lia Walti, Ana Maria Crnogorcevic; Coumba Sow; Ramona Bachmann.
PORTUGAL SUBS: Patricia Morais, Rute Costa, Alicia Correia, Silvia Rebelo, Suzana Pires, Vanessa Marques, Fatima Pinto, Lucia Alves, Carolina Mendes, Kika Nazareth, Andreia Faria, Telma Encarnacao.
PORTUGAL (4-3-3): Ines Pereira; Catarina Amado, Diana Gomes, Carole Costa, Joana Marchao; Tatiana Pinto, Dolores Silva, Ana Borges; Andreia Norton, Jessica Silva, Diana Silva.
Meanwhile Switzerland beat the Czech Republic on penalties, after their playoff matches ended 2-2 on aggregate to book their place. However, they don’t come into the competition in good form, as they’re on a six-game winless run, which includes a 7-0 defeat against Germany and a 4-0 loss to England prior to the tournament.
Both teams failed to make it past the group stages five years ago, their debut in the tournament. Portugal originally failed to qualify, after losing 1-0 to Russia, but after UEFA banned Russia due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, then Portugal were handed a place in the competition. They are unbeaten in their three warm-up games, beating Greece twice and drawing with Australia.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Women’s European Championship clash between Portugal and Switzerland at Leigh Sports Village.