Portugal seal place at finals with win over Switzerland

World Cup qualifying Group B, Estadio da Luz - Portugal 2 (Djourou 41 og, Andre Silva 57) Switzerland 0

European champions Portugal secured their World Cup spot with a 2-0 win over Switzerland thanks to Johan Djourou's own goal and Andre Silva's 11th in 10 games.
Fernando Santos' side win Group B while Switzerland go into the play-offs despite winning nine of their 10 group games.
The game started slowly with Portugal dominating possession and Switzerland sitting back, looking to counter. But the visitors couldn't find the necessary quality in their passing, and on 41 minutes, Eliseu's superb low cross from the left was met by the stretching Joao Mario, who touched the ball against the retreating Djourou and into the net.
Portugal celebrate
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Portugal were more aggressive after half-time, and on 57 minutes extended their advantage, a lovely move ending with Andre Silva sliding home Bernardo Silva's cross.
Switzerland never seriously threatened to haul themselves back into things - Portugal were too technical and too streetwise to surrender their advantage. And though they will not travel to Russia as favourites, they have a settled, confident side, a solid defence, a reliable goalscorer and a genius; they are capable of beating anybody and will expect to mount a serious challenge.
Portugal seal place at finals with win over Switzerland  Portugal seal place at finals with win over Switzerland Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 22:16:00 Rating: 5