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Football, Nations League: Confederates defeat Portugal without Ronaldo

Football, Nations League: Confederates defeat Portugal without Ronaldo
Written by insideindyhomes

As of: 06/12/2022 11:44 p.m

Switzerland has won its first Nations League victory against Portugal. Spain prevailed against the Czech Republic.

Without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo getting a breather, Portugal’s national football team has been in the Nations League suffered the first defeat. The 2016 European champions lost their fourth game in Group A2 on Sunday evening in Switzerland 0-1 (0-1). The Swiss had previously lost three times, the first leg in Portugal even with 0:4.

Compensation disallowed for offside

Former Eintracht Frankfurt pro Haris Seferovic (Benfica Lisbon) scored the winning goal after just 57 seconds; the referee did not award a hand penalty for the Confederates because of a previous foul (14th). The Portuguese André Silva was then offside in the supposed equalizer (18th). Seferovic forgave for that team coach Murat Yakin had a good counterattack chance to make it 2-0 (62nd).

With the stormy attacks by the Portuguese after the break, the equalizer was in the air: the Swiss keepers Jonas Omlin parried brilliantly several times and recorded the extremely fortunate home win.

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Spain tops the table after beating the Czech Republic

Spain celebrated their second win in Malaga with a 2-0 (1-0) win over the Czech Republic and took the lead in Group A2 with eight points. Carlos Soler (24.) and Pablo Sarabia (75th) scored for the hosts. Second in the group is Portugal (7) ahead of the Czech Republic (4) and Switzerland (3).

Another Haaland brace makes Norway cheer

In the second Scandinavian duel within a week, Norway won Group B4 against Sweden 3-2 (1-0). In Oslo, Haaland brought in Borussia Dortmund Manchester City will change, his team headed into the lead (10th minute).

Erling Haaland celebrates a goal in the Nations League against Sweden

After the break, the 21-year-old, who now has 20 goals in 21 international matches, increased the penalty kick after video evidence (54th). RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg (63′) shortened with a right-footed shot in the corner, Alexander Sörloth (77′) countered. Victor Gyökeres (90+5) managed to score the Swedish goal.

The Scandinavian rivals only met last Sunday – thanks to double packer Haaland with the better end for Norway. In the second leg he did goal getter continues where he left off with the away win in Solna. Norway maintains the lead in the table with the win. Sweden remains penultimate after three defeats from the first four games. Serbia is still second after a 2-2 (2-0) win in Slovenia.

Cyprus lost 2-0 lead

In Group C2, Cyprus lost a 2-0 lead in Northern Ireland, the game ended 2-2 (0-1). Andronikos Kakouli (32’/51′) put the Cypriots ahead with a brace. Paddy McNair (71′) scored the goal before Johnny Evans (90’+4) equalized in added time. Leader in this group is Greece after beating Kosovo 2-0 (0-0).

North Macedonia made everything clear in Group C4 in a 4-0 (4-0) win against Gibraltar before the break. Enis Bardhi (4th), Graeme Torrilla’s own goal (14th), Bojan Miovski (16th) and Darko Churlinov (31st) scored the goals. Leaders Georgia and Bulgaria drew 0-0.

In Group D2, Malta beat San Marino 1-0 (0-0) and is in second place with six points behind leaders Estonia who have the same number of points.

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