Portugal vs Switzerland – Football match report – July 9, 2022
Portugal came back to level 2-2 with Switzerland thanks to an inspiring second-half comeback in their Group C opener at the Women’s European Championship on Saturday.
Switzerland got off to the perfect start as Coumba Sow, after a second-minute save from a weak defense, fired a cannon from outside the box, causing goalkeeper Ines Pereira to hold his head.
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Three minutes later, the Swiss were in trouble again when defender Rahel Kiwic headed home from a free-kick that put Portugal in trouble.
The Portuguese continued to press but was only able to halve the deficit shortly before kick-off when Diana Gomes saw her header from a corner blocked but then returned the ball. deviate from the vertical column.
Portugal then abandoned slow possession and went straight into the net, leveling the game in the 65th minute when Tatiano Pinto hit a superb cross from the right, returned by Jessica Silva.
Shooting clearly, Portugal created countless late opportunities, all of which were blocked by the Swiss defense. Telma Encarnacao almost scored for Portugal, but her shot hit the post.
The result leaves both sides with a point in a must-win match as they are in the same group as Europe’s top-ranked team Sweden and the defending champions the Netherlands.