Portugal lost for the first time in the League of Nations campaign after Haris Seferovic scored a 1-0 victory for Switzerland in Geneva.
Switzerland lost all three A2 sub-group matches, including the first game 4: 0, but took the lead with Seferovic from the first minute.
Fernando Santose’s goal to make the score 8 – 1 came via a questionable penalty, but Cristiano Ronaldo struck it home without a second thought.
Due to the loss, Portugal was one point behind Spain in the first place in the sub-group, while Switzerland secured its first victory, finishing third against the Czech Republic.
Switzerland hit the ball when Seferovic hit Silvan Widmer in the lower left corner of the right wing, just the fastest goal in the history of the League of Nations.
The hosts believed they would be penalized 13 minutes later for Nuno Mendes’ handball, but the long repulsion of the VAR precluded Nico Elved’s earlier mistake against Andre Silva.
Omlin kept his team ahead, refusing to give Danilo Pereira a close shot before Rafael Leao headed home soon after, but he was sent out due to a deadlock.
Omlin also stopped Andre Silva’s low shot after a break, while Remo Freuler only hit hard on the other side.
Seferovic almost put Switzerland ahead after a swift counterattack but the keeper made a spectacular diving save.
The Montpellier striker continued his fantastic performance, defending Goncalo Guedes’ slippery shot and Diogo Iota’s weak head shot as Switzerland clung to victory.
What does it mean? Portugal’s hopes in the first place were shattered
He probably drove to Spain in the opening round of the League of Nations in Portugal, but he won convincing victories over Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
In Geneva, however, they broke free and were largely overtaken, leaving Spain at the top of subgroup A2.
With only one team left, Portugal may have to defeat Spain on the last day of September.
Not only did Seferovic’s cunning blow open the score for the fastest goal in the history of the League of Nations, but it was also Switzerland’s first goal since 1988.
The striker became the first Swiss player in 34 years to score in the first minute of the game after Alain Sutter scored in the World Cup qualifiers against Luxembourg.
Andre Silva had to take the lead in the absence of Ronaldo, but he could not resist Elved and Manuel Akanyi.
RB Leipzig’s striker was blocked twice, the first after Leao’s shot, giving only 15 assists during the game.
Portugal will not be able to reach the square until the League of Nations visit the Czech Republic on September 24, when Switzerland will also travel to Spain.