Portugal beat Switzerland in the Nations League semifinal at the Estádio do Dragão (3-1). From the Benfica players on the game sheet, two were starters in the Portuguese national team (Rúben Dias and João Félix, a debut) and played in the attack of the Swiss national team (Seferovic).
Portugal’s starting XI: Rui Patrício; Nélson Semedo, Pepe (José Fonte at 63'), Rúben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro; Rúben Neves, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes (João Moutinho at 90'+1') and Bernardo Silva; João Félix (Gonçalo Guedes at 70') and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Substitutes: José Sá, Beto, João Cancelo, José Fonte, Mário Rui, João Moutinho, Pizzi, Rafa, Gonçalo Guedes, Diogo Jota and Dyego Sousa.
Switzerland’s starting XI: Sommer; Mbabu, Schar, Akanji and Rodríguez; Xhaka and Freuler (Drmic at 89'); Zakaria (Edmilson Fernandes at 71'), Shaqiri and Zuber (Steffen at 83'); Seferovic.
Substitutes: Mvogo, Omlin, Moubandje, Elvedi, Lang, Okafor, Steffen, Benito, Ajeti, Sow, Drmic and Edmilson Fernandes.
"It means a lot to us"
Rúben Dias: "It's a new competition for everyone, it means a lot to us to be able to win it for the first time. The game was at a stalemate, whoever scored would win the match, fortunately, we scored the goal after a great moment from Cristiano Ronaldo and the team, which created that opportunity. It's a fair result, we created several goal chances. I gave a good response."
"It was very good, I'm very happy"
João Félix: "The debut? It was very good to be able to play. I had already been called up, I'm very happy to have made my debut. There are always things to improve. The more games I play with these players, the more routines I'll have with them. The three goals from Cristiano Ronaldo? He is an example for me and for all the young players that are emerging."
Text: João Sanches