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UEFA Nations League: Portugal - Switzerland Match press kits

UEFA Nations League - 2018/19 SeasonMatch press kits

PortugalPortugalEstádio do Dragão - PortoWednesday 5 June 2019
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Matchday 7 - Semi-finals
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Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/2017QR (GS)Portugal - Switzerland2-0
LisbonDjourou 41 (og), André Silva 57
06/09/2016QR (GS)Switzerland - Portugal2-0
BaselEmbolo 24, Mehmedi 30
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/06/2008GS-FTSwitzerland - Portugal2-0
BaselHakan Yakin 71, 83 (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/1993QR (GS)Portugal - Switzerland1-0
PortoJoão Pinto 9
31/03/1993QR (GS)Switzerland - Portugal1-1BerneChapuisat 39; Semedo 44
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/09/1989QR (GS)Switzerland - Portugal1-2
NeuchatelTürkyilmaz 38 (P); Futre 70 (P), Rui Águas 75
26/04/1989QR (GS)Portugal - Switzerland3-1
LisbonPinto 49, Rosa 56, Vítor Paneira 69; Zuffi 64
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/11/1987PR (GS)Portugal - Switzerland0-0Porto
29/10/1986PR (GS)Switzerland - Portugal1-1BerneBregy 6; Fernandes 85
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/11/1969QR (GS)Switzerland - Portugal1-1BerneKünzli 88; Eusébio 44
16/04/1969QR (GS)Portugal - Switzerland0-2
LisbonVuilleumier 21, 35
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/05/1938QR (GS)Switzerland - Portugal2-1
MilanAeby 23, Amado 28; Peyroteo 72 (P)
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Squad list Only this chapter

Portugal - Squad list
League phase
1Rui Patrício15/02/198831Wolves - 30
12José Sá17/01/199326Olympiacos - 00
22Beto01/05/198237Göztepe Izmir - 10
2João Cancelo27/05/199425Juventus - 40
3Pepe26/02/198336Porto - 30
4Rúben Dias14/05/199722Benfica - 40
5Raphaël Guerreiro22/12/199325Dortmund - 20
6José Fonte22/12/198335LOSC - 10
19Mário Rui27/05/199128Napoli - 30
20Nélson Semedo16/11/199325Barcelona - 00
8João Moutinho08/09/198632Wolves - 00
10Bernardo Silva10/08/199424Man. City - 31
14William Carvalho07/04/199227Betis - 40
15Rafa Silva17/05/199326Benfica - 20
16Bruno Fernandes08/09/199424Sporting CP - 10
17Gonçalo Guedes29/11/199622Valencia - 00
18Rúben Neves13/03/199722Wolves - 30
21Pizzi06/10/198929Benfica - 30
23João Félix10/11/199919Benfica - 00
7Cristiano Ronaldo05/02/198534Juventus - 00
9Dyego Sousa14/09/198929Braga - 00
11Diogo Jota04/12/199622Wolves - 00
-Fernando Santos10/10/195464 - 40
Switzerland - Squad list
League phase
1Yann Sommer17/12/198830Mönchengladbach - 30
12Yvon Mvogo06/06/199424Leipzig - 10
21Jonas Omlin10/01/199425Basel - 00
2Kevin Mbabu19/04/199524Young Boys - 20
3François Moubandje21/06/199028Toulouse - 10
4Nico Elvedi30/09/199622Mönchengladbach - 31
5Manuel Akanji19/07/199523Dortmund - 10
6Michael Lang08/02/199128Mönchengladbach - 21
13Ricardo Rodríguez25/08/199226Milan - 31
15Loris Benito07/01/199227Young Boys - 10
22Fabian Schär20/12/199127Newcastle - 30
7Noah Okafor24/05/200019Basel - 00
8Remo Freuler15/04/199227Atalanta - 20
10Granit Xhaka27/09/199226Arsenal - 40
11Renato Steffen03/11/199127Wolfsburg - 00
14Steven Zuber17/08/199127Stuttgart - 41
17Denis Zakaria20/11/199622Mönchengladbach - 41
18Djibril Sow06/02/199722Young Boys - 10
20Edimilson Fernandes15/04/199623Fiorentina - 30
23Xherdan Shaqiri10/10/199127Liverpool - 41
9Haris Seferović22/02/199227Benfica - 45
16Albian Ajeti26/02/199722Basel - 31
19Josip Drmic08/08/199226Mönchengladbach - 00
-Vladimir Petković15/08/196355 - 40

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Head coach Only this chapter

Fernando Santos

Date of birth: 10 October 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: Benfica, Estoril (twice), Marítimo
Coaching career: Estoril, Estrela da Amadora, Porto, AEK Athens (twice), Panathinaikos, Sporting CP, Benfica, PAOK, Greece, Portugal

• A left-back, Santos – who holds a degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering – started his playing days at home-town club Benfica before spending most of his career with Estoril.

• He retired from playing in 1987, going immediately into coaching at Estoril, where he was head coach for six years, guiding the club to two promotions and into the Portuguese top flight.

• Had four seasons with Estrela da Amadora prior to joining Porto in 1998. Led his side to the Liga title in his first term, adding two domestic cups before departing for AEK in 2001. Again made an instant impact, lifting the 2002 Greek Cup. Went to Panathinaikos that summer followed by spells at Sporting, AEK again and Benfica.

• He then revived PAOK's fortunes after taking over in 2007, steering them to runners-up spot in the 2009/10 Super League to earn a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Announced his departure in May 2010 and was confirmed as Otto Rehhagel's successor as Greece coach six weeks later, proving an immediate hit as he helped them to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012.

• Repeated the feat for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, guiding Greece to the last 16, before stepping down. He was appointed by Portugal that September after Paulo Bento's departure and led them to UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to seven successive victories. The crowning glory was to come in France, Portugal remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament and defeating the hosts in the St-Denis final thanks to Éder's extra-time goal; two years later, Santos and his team reached the last 16 of the World Cup and subsequently qualified for the first UEFA Nations League Finals.


Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: Sarajevo (twice), Rudar Ljubija, Koper, Chur 97 (twice), Sion, Martigny-Sports, Bellinzona (twice), Locarno
Coaching career: Bellinzona (twice), Malcantone Agno, Lugano, Young Boys, Samsunspor, Sion, Lazio, Switzerland

• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.

• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.

• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to Basel, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.

• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well as the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.

• Left in January 2014 after being appointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16, and to the same stage of the 2018 World Cup, where they were beaten by Sweden. Switzerland did, however, reach the first UEFA Nations League Finals, ahead of Belgium and Iceland.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Brych (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMark Borsch (GER) , Stefan Lupp (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Fourth officialViktor Kassai (HUN)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeTobias Stieler (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateJozef Kliment (SVK)
  • UEFA Referee observerSándor Piller (HUN)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Felix Brych03/08/19751100

UEFA Nations League matches between the two teams

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/07/2008UICR3SC BragaSivasspor3-0Braga
29/07/2009UCL3QRSporting Clube de PortugalFC Twente0-0Lisbon
21/10/2009UCLGSFC PortoAPOEL FC2-1Porto
11/03/2010UELR16SL BenficaOlympique de Marseille1-1Lisbon
08/12/2010UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskSC Braga2-0Donetsk
24/08/2011UCLPOSL BenficaFC Twente3-1Lisbon
13/09/2011UCLGSFC PortoFC Shakhtar Donetsk2-1Porto
07/11/2012UCLGSSC BragaManchester United FC1-3Braga
14/05/2014UELFinalSevilla FCSL Benfica0-0Turin
05/11/2014UCLGSAthletic ClubFC Porto0-2Bilbao
16/09/2015UCLGSFC Dynamo KyivFC Porto2-2Kyiv
28/09/2016UCLGSSSC NapoliSL Benfica4-2Naples
22/02/2017UCLR16FC PortoJuventus0-2Porto
15/08/2017UCLPOSporting Clube de PortugalFCSB0-0Lisbon
12/11/2017WCPOSwitzerlandNorthern Ireland0-0Basel
29/08/2018UCLPOPAOK FCSL Benfica1-4Salonika
27/11/2018UCLGSManchester United FCBSC Young Boys1-0Manchester

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Competition facts Only this chapter

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • UEFA Nations League - Group stage – final tournament
    Group A3 - Group Standings
    Matchday 2 (10/09/2018)
    Portugal 1-0 Italy
    1-0 André Silva 48
    Rui Patrício, João Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Bruma (77 Gelson Martins), André Silva, Bernardo Silva, Rúben Neves, William Carvalho (86 Sérgio Oliveira), Mário Rui, Pizzi (74 Renato Sanches)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2018)
    Poland 2-3 Portugal
    1-0 K. Piątek 18, 1-1 André Silva 31, 1-2 Glik 43 (og) , 1-3 Bernardo Silva 52, 2-3 Błaszczykowski 77
    Rui Patrício, João Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Bernardo Silva (90 Bruno Fernandes), André Silva, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva (84 Danilo), Rúben Neves, Mário Rui, Pizzi (74 Renato Sanches)
  • Matchday 5 (17/11/2018)
    Italy 0-0 Portugal
    Rui Patrício, João Cancelo, Rúben Dias, Fonte, Bruma (85 Raphaël Guerreiro), Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Rúben Neves, Mário Rui, Pizzi (68 João Mário), André Silva (90 Danilo)
  • Matchday 6 (20/11/2018)
    Portugal 1-1 Poland
    1-0 André Silva 34, 1-1 Milik 66 (P)
    Beto, João Cancelo, Pepe, Raphaël Guerreiro (61 João Mário), Renato Sanches, Danilo, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva (70 Bruma), Rúben Dias, Rodrigues, André Silva (87 Éder)
  • Semi-finals
    Matchday 7 (05/06/2019)


  • UEFA Nations League - Group stage – final tournament
    Group A2 - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (08/09/2018)
    Switzerland 6-0 Iceland
    1-0 St. Zuber 13, 2-0 Zakaria 23, 3-0 Shaqiri 53, 4-0 Seferović 67, 5-0 Al. Ajeti 71, 6-0 Mehmedi 82
    Sommer, Mbabu, Akanji, Embolo (65 Al. Ajeti), Seferović (72 Mehmedi), Xhaka, Rodríguez, St. Zuber (79 Sow), Zakaria, Schär, Shaqiri
  • Matchday 3 (12/10/2018)
    Belgium 2-1 Switzerland
    1-0 R. Lukaku 58, 1-1 Gavranović 76, 2-1 R. Lukaku 84
    Sommer, Elvedi, M. Lang, Freuler (87 Fassnacht), Seferović (69 Gavranović), Xhaka, Rodríguez, St. Zuber, Zakaria (83 Fernandes), Schär, Shaqiri
  • Matchday 4 (15/10/2018)
    Iceland 1-2 Switzerland
    0-1 Seferović 52, 0-2 M. Lang 67, 1-2 Finnbogason 81
    Mvogo, Moubandje, Elvedi, M. Lang, Seferović (91 Al. Ajeti), Xhaka, St. Zuber (88 Fassnacht), Zakaria, Gavranović (69 Fernandes), Schär, Shaqiri
  • Matchday 6 (18/11/2018)
    Switzerland 5-2 Belgium
    0-1 T. Hazard 2, 0-2 T. Hazard 17, 1-2 Rodríguez 26 (P) , 2-2 Seferović 31, 3-2 Seferović 44, 4-2 Elvedi 62, 5-2 Seferović 84
    Sommer, Mbabu, Elvedi, Freuler (79 Zakaria), Seferović (92 Al. Ajeti), Xhaka, Fernandes, Rodríguez, St. Zuber (87 Benito), Klose, Shaqiri
  • Semi-finals
    Matchday 7 (05/06/2019)

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