Switzerland v Portugal, 06 September 2016

Score2-0 to Switzerland
RefereeAntonio Mateu
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Europe group B
VenueSt Jakob Park, Basel
Attendance36,000
Kick Off: 20:45 Local (19:45 BST) Switzerland beat European champions Portugal 2-0 in their opening World Cup 2018 Group B qualifier. Breel Embolo and Ahmed Mehmedi scored first-half goals for the hosts, who had Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka sent off in stoppage time. Portugal were missing Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Real Madrid forward injured since July's Euro 2016 final.

2  Switzerland

Manager: Vladimir Petković

0  Portugal

Manager: Fernando Santos

Goals:

Breel Embolo 23 G
Admir Mehmedi 30 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer
Defender Johann Djourou
Defender Stefan Lichtsteiner (captain)
Defender Fabian Schär
Defender/Midfielder Valon Behrami
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Rodríguez
Defender/Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder Blerim Dzemaili
Forward Breel Embolo
Forward Admir Mehmedi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender José Fonte
Defender Pepe
Midfielder Adrien Silva
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Nani (captain)
Midfielder William Carvalho
Midfielder/Forward Bernardo Silva
Forward Eder

Substitutions:

Silvan Widmer for Stefan Lichtsteiner 70
Eren Derdiyok for Haris Seferović 78
Gelson Fernandes for Blerim Dzemaili 89

Substitutions:

João Mário for William Carvalho 46
André Silva for Eder 46
Ricardo Quaresma for João Moutinho 68

Cards:

Admir Mehmedi 41 Y
Valon Behrami 68 Y
Granit Xhaka 71 Y
Granit Xhaka 90 Y
Granit Xhaka 90 R

Cards:

Adrien Silva 30 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Roman Bürki
Goalkeeper Marwin Hitz
Defender Nico Elvedi
Defender Timm Klose
Defender Silvan Widmer
Defender/Midfielder François Moubandje
Midfielder Gelson Fernandes
Midfielder Fabian Frei
Midfielder Renato Steffen
Forward Eren Derdiyok

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Eduardo
Goalkeeper Marafona
Defender Bruno Alves
Defender João Cancelo
Defender Luís Neto
Defender/Midfielder Eliseu
Midfielder André André
Midfielder Danilo Pereira
Midfielder João Mário
Midfielder/Forward Ricardo Quaresma
Forward André Silva