Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 19h27

Diogo Gonçalves scores one and assists in the U21's victory

Football

The Portuguese national team, commanded by Rui Jorge beat Switzerland by 2-1, for the Euro 2019 qualifiers. 

At Estádio Capital do Móvel, in Paços de Ferreira, Rui Jorge called the benfiquistas Rúben Dias, Francisco Ferreira, João Carvalho and Diogo Gonçalves to start the match, in a Starting XI with two more Benfica's athletes: Yuri Ribeiro (loaned to Rio Ave) and Pedro Rodrigues (loaned to Estoril).

And it was exactly Diogo Gonçalves who scored the first one with a great shot, after Pedro Delgados' assistance. 

At 27’, Rúben Dias passes to Diogo Gonçalves who amazingly assists Diogo Jota to the 2-0.

Before the halftime, João Carvalho missed the 3-0, after missing a penalty. Ulisses Garcia scored the Swiss goal at minute 39.

Portugal is third now, in Group 8, with seven points.

“It was important to score, but the most important thing was the victory and we got to highlight the team's quality. The goal is the qualification, but we think a game at a time and every single one as a final. These victories bring confidence. Now it's time to focus, to get some rest and enjoy”, said Diogo Gonçalves to CMTV.

STARTING XI OF PORTUGAL: Joel Pereira; Diogo Dalot, Rúben Dias, Francisco Ferreira and Yuri Ribeiro (loaned to Rio Ave); Pedro Rodrigues (loaned to Estoril); Estáquio, João Carvalho and Pedro Delgado (66’, Gil Dias); Diogo Gonçalves (78’, Bruno Xadas) and Diogo Jota (56’, Heriberto Tavares).

Other substitutes: Diogo Costa, Fernando Fonseca, João Félix and Rafael Barbosa.

Text: Sónia Antunes

Pics: SL Benfica

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