UEFA Euro Women: Switzerland concede draw against Portugal - rts.ch

Bad start for Switzerland in Euro! The Swiss, who were held (2-2) by Portugal, did not win a match they absolutely needed to have a fair chance of advancing to the quarter-finals.

At Lee Sports Village, a win against the leading opposition in the tournament, barring Russia, is imperative before they cross swords against Sweden on Wednesday and the Netherlands on Sunday. However Switzerland managed a dream start with Gompa Chow’s opener after 80 seconds and Rahel Kievic made it 2-0 with a header in the 5th minute. At the beginning of the match goes into a real nightmare.

Like a ripe fruit

Portugal took control of the game within minutes. Two goals from Diana Gomez in the 58th and Jessica Silva in the 65th fell like ripe fruit after the break. After all, they reflected defensive limitations that had already suffered greatly in recent matches against Germany (0-7) and England (0-4). Although Geraldine Reuteler found the top of the crossbar in the 80th minute, the Swiss women could be pleased with the result.

At the end of the match, Portugal were the sharpest team. Without the brilliance of Gaëlle Thalmann, Switzerland would not have let slip two points in this first match, but three. They will have to show another face on Wednesday against Sweden, who took silver at last year’s Tokyo Games. A clarification outlining the scope of work ahead.

ats/bur

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