Paulo Bento's team will take a narrow lead into the second leg of their FIFA World Cup play-off on Tuesday after Cristiano Ronaldo's header eight minutes from time broke Sweden's resolve in Lisbon.
Portugal had never previously beaten Sweden at home but chose an important time to break that duck after a game that both sides had chances to win. The difference was that Ronaldo took his – diving to meet Miguel Veloso's exquisite cross with a header. He almost made it 2-0 late on, rattling the crossbar with another header as Sweden kept their hopes alive ahead of the Solna rematch.
|12||Rui Patrício (GK)||1||Isaksson (GK)|
|4||Miguel Veloso||5||M. Olsson|
|22||Beto (GK)||12||Wiland (GK)|
|1||Eduardo (GK)||23||Nordfeldt (GK)|
|6||William Carvalho||3||J. Olsson|
|15||André Almeida||18||A. Johansson|
|Paulo Bento (POR)||Erik Hamrén (SWE)|
|Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)|