Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal Defeated By Switzerland In Tight Nations League Encounter

 Portugal drops to second place in their Nations League group after a lackluster loss to Switzerland on Sunday night, courtesy of a Haris Seferovic goal in the first minute.

The Swiss got off to a flying start, scoring within the opening 60 seconds as Silvan Widmer delivered a pinpoint cross for target striker Seferovic to flick a header past Rui Patricio and into the far corner.

When the referee consulted VAR over a potential Nuno Mendes handball in the area, it sparked Portugal into action as they saw more of the ball. However, Switzerland nearly got a second when the referee consulted VAR over a potential Nuno Mendes handball in the area. A foul was committed in the buildup, but no spot-kick was awarded.

During the first half, the Selecao had one effort on target, with Danilo Pereira's header forcing a save from Jonas Omlin after Ruben Neves' nod back across goal. They were, however, largely fragmented and behind at halftime.

Seferovic was given an entire half to run into in the second quarter as the Benfica striker attempted to make it 2-0, but he pulled his shot wide as Portugal surged forward.

Bernardo Silva, a late substitute, had an immediate impact, rushing forward and testing Omlin with a swerving long shot. Goncalo Guedes, a fellow substitution, also came close, grabbing onto a shot but only steering it straight at Omlin.

Guedes had a part in Portugal's search for an equalizer, teeing up Diogo Jota with a looping cross, but the Liverpool striker's header was pushed away by Omlin.

It is Portugal's final game before the international break, and they will face the Czech Republic in September. On the same night, Switzerland will go to Spain.

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