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G. Fernandes
B. Džemaili
E. Derdiyok
H. Seferović
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
S. Widmer
S. Lichtsteiner
V. Behrami
Yellow Card
Ricardo Quaresma
João Moutinho
João Mário
William Carvalho
André Silva
Éder
A. Mehmedi
Yellow Card
Adrien Silva
Yellow Card
H. Seferović
Assist
A. Mehmedi
Goal
B. Embolo
Goal
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
3
12
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 416 427

Commentary

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All is not lost for Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo and Renato Sanches will return from injury in the near future, allowing them to get back on track. Switzerland meanwhile are off to the perfect start and manager Vladimir Petkovic will be determined for them to build on this performance.
Portugal come crashing back down to earth in their first competitive fixture since their triumph at Euro 2016. Selecao taste defeat in their opening qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup as goals from Breel-Donald Embolo and Admir Mehmedi have handed Switzerland the three points this evening.
FULL-TIME: SWITZERLAND 2-0 PORTUGAL
The referee ends the contest.
Senseless from Xhaka as he gets sent off late in the game for a poor challenge on Joao Mario, having already been booked.
Bernardo Silva's cross causes havoc in the Switzerland box, but no player in a green shirt can capitalise, allowing the home side to clear the danger to the edge of the area. Andre Silva's eventual effort sails over the crossbar.
There will be three minutes of added time.
G. Fernandes
B. Džemaili
Switzerland
Final change for the home side as Dzemaili is replaced by Fernandes.
The visitors almost catch Switzerland out with a quick corner routine, but Joao Mario wastes the opening by firing a strike into the side-netting.
Switzerland try to kill the game off on the counter, but Mehmedi's pass is cut out before he rallies with a short ball to Xhaka on the edge of the box. The Arsenal man strikes with power, but Patricio watches it safely into his hands.
Sommer claims the cross from Guerreiro with ease and sends his team on the counter. Mehmedi opens up space for Derdiyok who has an opportunity after a neat one-two with Embolo, but can only direct his tame effort straight at Patricio.
Xhaka is the latest Switzerland player to give away a cheap free-kick. Guerreiro will send his cross in from the sideline on the right flank.
Sommer fails to deal with a corner well enough to clear with his punch which loops in the air. Fonte tries to get on the end of it, but there are enough red shirts between him and the ball to quell the attack before the referee blows his whistle to allow Schar to have treatment for a head injury.
OFF THE POST!  Nani comes within inches of getting his side back into the game as he miscued header bounces off the post. Joao Mario caused problems down the right and stood his cross up to the back post, but Nani was too early with his header and his scuff was denied by the woodwork.
A foul by Fonte allows the home side to clear the danger. Portugal are running out of chances here.
Rodriguez brings down Joao Mario and Portugal earn a chance to threaten with a free-kick from the right. Once again Fonte and Pepe stride into the box as time begins to run out for the European champions.
E. Derdiyok
H. Seferović
Switzerland
Derdiyok replacews Seferovic for the final 12 minutes.
CHANCE! Schar makes a vital block in front of his goal to prevent Fonte's effort from finding the corner. Joao Mario's cross was cleared to the edge of the box where the defender smashed a strike on the half-volley, but Schar denied Portugal a passage back into the game by sticking his leg to send it wide.
Bernardo Silva's poor night continues as he collects a loose ball on the edge of the box, but fails to hit the target with his strike, scuffing his effort wide of the post.
Adrien Silva sends an arcing pass down the left flank for the run of Quaresma. Widmer sticks with him all the way and wins back possession for the home side as the winger attempted to turn on the byline.
Quaresma sends the ball into the box, but it travels beyond the reach of Fonte and out for a goal-kick.
Careless from Embolo in front of his own goal as he handles the ball in an attempt to control. Portugal will have a free-kick 30 yards from the net, and have sent forward Fonte and Pepe to attack.
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
Switzerland
Yellow card Granit Xhaka
WHAT A MISS! Dzemaili wastes a glorious chance to seal the points for Switzerland as he skews his left-footed strike wide of the post from close range. Mehmedi was the architect as he raided down the left and cut the ball back for his team-mate, who failed to deliver.
S. Widmer
S. Lichtsteiner
Switzerland
Lichtsteiner makes way at the back for Widmer.
V. Behrami
Yellow Card
Switzerland
Behrami heads into the book for a loose challenge.
Ricardo Quaresma
João Moutinho
Portugal
One of the Euro 2016 heroes appears from the bench as Quaresma replaces Moutinho.
Seferovic's decision-making comes into question as he takes the ball into the corner rather than playing it behind him for Xhaka. He eventually crosses the ball into the box, although no red shirts are present, allowing Patricio to claim.
SHOT! Portugal build nicely from the left through Joao Mario, but after a period of sustained possession around the edge of the box Adrien Silva loses patience and blasts an effort towards goal that sails well over the bar.
Andre Silva puts Sommer under pressure as Switzerland knock the ball around at the back, forcing the keeper to send his clearance out of play. The urgency has been increased by the visitors over the past five minutes.
Nani miscues his shot from the left, but fortunately for him it travels to Bernardo Silva inside the area. The Portugal winner takes the strike on immediately, only to scuff his volley straight into the hands of Sommer. A wasted opportunity there.
Bernardo Silva and Joao Mario combine to set up a shooting chance for the latter, but his strike is well blocked by Xhaka on the edge of the box.
For the changes made at the break by Santos it has not had a huge impact on the game. Mario has attempted to surge down the flank, but his quality has been lacking thus far. There's not much threat through the middle for the visitors to test Djourou and Schar.
Pepe has to have his positioning spot on in the box as Lichtsteiner sends a looping cross towards the back post for Seferovic. The defender leaps and heads clear as the Switzerland foward lurked with menace behind him, waiting for an error.
PENALTY SHOUT! Joao Mario goes down in the box under the challenge of Dzemaili. Neither team are happy with the referee as he awards a goal-kick as the ball travelled out behind the Switzerland. Portugal wanted a spot-kick, while the home side were demanding a booking for the winger. The official obliged with neither request.
CHANCE! Bernardo Silva collects Adrien Silva's pass on the edge of the box on the right flank. He takes a touch to knock it on to his left foot and drills a strike towards the top corner, only to see his effort sail inches over the bar. That was close for the visitors.
Nani collects the ball 30 yards from goal and with few options around him the winger decides to shoot at goal. However, his effort sails well over the bar, much to the fury of his manager on the sideline.
Joao Mario makes a burst down the left flank and sends his cross into the box. However, without Eder's presence there is no player in a green shirt to attack the ball, allowing Sommer to claim with ease.
Cedric sends a cross into the box from the right and it bounces awkwardly before Lichtsteiner clears with authority.
We're back underway in Basel.
João Mário
William Carvalho
Portugal
Joao Mario comes on for William Carvalho, signalling an attacking approach from Santos from the off.
André Silva
Éder
Portugal
Andre Silva replaces Eder at the break.
Vladimir Petkovic will be delighted with the clinical edge his side have shown in front of goal. They've not been brilliant in the contest, but have be a threat on the counter and have taken the two clear-cut opportunities that have come their way.
Switzerland take a 2-0 lead over Portugal into the break thanks to goals from Breel-Donald Embolo and Admir Mehmedi. The European champions have been far from their best in both boxes, neither threatening Yann Sommer's goal or protecting their own. Fernando Santos will not be pleased by his side's efforts, and may be forced into changes at the interval.
HALF-TIME: SWITZERLAND 2-0 PORTUGAL
The referee brings the first half to an end.
There will be one minute of added time.
Nani sends a cross into the box and Eder beats Schar in the air at the back post to send the ball into the six-yard box. However, no green shirts are there to attack, leaving Behrami clear to head away. Although he makes a hash of it until Lichtsteiner hammers the ball downfield.
Not a good couple of minutes for the referee as Mehmedi wins the ball from Guerreiro with a strong block. However, the official awards the visitors a free-kick, much to the bemusement of Petkovic.
A. Mehmedi
Yellow Card
Switzerland
Mehmedi goes into the book for simulation, but the referee has got this one wrong. Pepe caught the winger's foot on the edge of the box, which should have resulted in a free-kick for the home side.
Switzerland are attempting to take the pace out of the game to hang on to their 2-0 lead before the break. Their best football has come on the counter, and Portugal's dominance of possession may just play into their hands.
CHANCE! Nani and Guerreiro link up again as this time the winger uses a backheel to send his team-mate into the box. Guerreiro fires a left-footed strike towards the target, but his effort is deflected inches past the post by Djourou. So close for Santos' men.
Nani plays a neat ball inside for Guerreiro on the left flank, but Lichtsteiner makes a crucial block before the home side clear the danger.
The visitors have dominated possession since the second goal, but have lacked much penetration in the final third to threaten Sommer.
Portugal need to get their ideas into shape as Santos will not be pleased with their exploits in the first half so far. Nani sums up their efforts by sending a long ball straight into the hands of Sommer.
The European champions are being outplayed here. The defending for the second goal was very average as Mehmedi had space and time to pick his spot.
Adrien Silva
Yellow Card
Portugal
Yellow card Adrien Sebastian Perruchet Silva
H. Seferović
Assist
Switzerland
Seferovic makes a good run down the right flank before being aware of his team-mate's presence in the box with a pinpoint pass.
A. Mehmedi
Goal
Switzerland
GOAL!!! Switzerland double their lead through a fine finish from Mehmedi. The winger created the move for the goal as the home side hit Portugal on the break. His throughball found Seferovic, who picked him out for the return in the box before he curled his strike into the top corner.
Fonte does extremely well at the back for the visitors to stretch out his leg to prevent Seferovic's throughball from reaching Mehmedi on the right flank. The winger would have been through on goal if not for the defender's action.
Nani has been in the wars this evening and his familiarity with the turf in Basel continues as he is brought down by Behrami. However, the referee waves play on, much to the frustration of the winger.
Portugal try to respond immediately as Moutinho threads a pass forward for the run of Eder, but Djourou tracks his run and Sommer clears downfield.
B. Embolo
Goal
Switzerland
GOAL!!! Switzerland take the lead as Embolo heads home from close range. Rodriguez's free-kick forced Patricio into action as his effort swerved viciously, and the keeper could only palm it into the six-yard box. Embolo pounced directing his header into the bottom corner.
Guerreiro almost costs his team at the back as he plays the ball into danger on the edge of the box. Switzerland cannot recycle possesion quickly enough for a shooting opportunity, but Embolo gets caught by Carvalho, presenting a free-kick chance for the home side.
The ball falls kindly to Cedric 30 yards from goal and he opts to line up a strike. His effort takes a deflection and travels straight into the hands of Sommer, although it was worth an attempt as space opened up.
Embolo and Fonte clash in the air and the referee opts to give a free-kick to the visitors as the Southampton defender hits the deck. Seferovic may have been a tad fortunate to escape a book before as he slid in hard on Nani.
Space opens up on an attack by Switzerland for Rodriguez on the left to strike at goal. However, his effort goes harmlessly wide of the post. The home side's best opening thus far.
A foul by Fonte on Behrami stops the attack from Selecao, alleviating the pressure on the home side.
From the resulting corner Bernardo Silva sends an arcing cross to the back post and Djourou has to be at his best to beat Pepe to the ball, sending it behind for a another set-piece.
Guerreiro slams his first strike into the wall and collects the rebound, only to see his second effort deflected wide of the post.
Djourou gives away a free-kick in a very dangerous position following a loose challenge on Adrien Silva. Guerreiro and Moutinho both stand over the ball.
Nani is fine to continue after treatment on his ankle, which will be a huge relief for Santos.
Nani is down in agony on the deck after a clash with Lichtsteiner. The Swiss captain may just have caught the winger on his ankle when they were tussling for the ball.
The visitors keep the pressure on as they win a free-kick on the left flank. Guerreiro sends a cross into the box which Nani meets with a powerful header, although his effort lacks direction and sails behind for a goal-kick.
PANIC! Switzerland are very fortunate not to give away a penalty as Lichtsteiner attempts to hammer the ball away from his area under no pressure. The ball strikes Djourou on the hand, but luckily for him the referee did not see the incident.
SHOT! Portugal raid forward down the right and Cedric sends a cross deep to the back post. Eder does well to head the ball back into the box for Bernardo Silva to meet first time on the half-volley, but Sommer saves his effort with ease.
CHANCE! Moutinho sends Eder through into the penalty area with an incisive pass. The striker takes a heavy touch that takes him away from goal, allowing Djourou to apply pressure. His eventual strike flies well wide of the post.
Good start from the home side as they press numbers forward into the Portugal half, pressing Pepe into a quick clearance downfield.
We're underway in Basel.
The players are out on the pitch and the anthems are underway, so the action should begin shortly.
Switzerland are almost unchanged from their last outing in the Euros in June, with Xherdan Shaqiri missing through injury. Talented youngster Breel Embolo takes his place as part of an attacking trio supporting Haris Seferovic, who leads the line.
Santos is also without Renato Sanches as he recovers from a thigh injury, leaving Joao Moutinho, William Carvalho and Adrien Silva to occupy the midfielder.
Beginning with Portugal, there's no Cristiano Ronaldo as he continues his recovery from the knee injury that forced him off in the final of the Euros. Without their skipper Selecao hand the hero of that night in Saint-Denis - Eder leads the line, supported by Nani and Bernardo Silva.
Portugal subs: Pereira, Andre Andre, Eliseu, Rafa, Marafona, Joao Mario, Bruno Alves, Neto, Andre Silva, Eduardo, Cancelo, Quaresma.
Portugal (4-3-3): Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro; Moutinho, Carvalho, Adrien Silva; Bernardo Silva, Eder, Nani.
Switzerland subs: Burki, Hitz, Widmer, Hernandes, Steffen, Elvedi, Derdiyok, Frei, Klose, Moubandje.
Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Djourou, Schar, Rodriguez; Behrami, Xhaka; Embolo, Dzamaili, Mehmedi; Seferovic.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Switzerland also return to action for the first time since their exit in the knockout stage of Euro 2016. Vladimir Petkovic's side were defeated on penalties by Poland in the last 16, although they played well enough in the competition. They will now aim to return to the big stage, starting against the European champions.
Portugal return to competitive action for the first time since their triumph in the final of Euro 2016. Fernando Santos' men will have to put their glorious night in the Stade de France to the back of their minds as they turn their attention towards reaching the World Cup.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the World Cup qualifying clash between Switzerland and Portugal.
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