The current champion, the Netherlands, had to score points as they launched the Euro 2022 Group C campaign in a fierce draw with Sweden.
He also shared loot in other games of the group as Portugal came from behind to deny Switzerland’s victory.
Here, PA News Agency will look at Saturday’s event at the tournament.
The Netherlands launched a campaign in Bramall Lane in a counterattack against Sweden and had to do it in a difficult way.
After lagging behind the first half strike of Yonna Andeson and injuring keeper Sari van Veenendar and defender Anique Nawen, they were dragged into the game through Jill Roord.
Striker Bifiane Midema said: In half time, we knew we could do better. I am very proud of the team. The situation changed for the second half. “
Portuguese Silva lining
Portugal, which fought in the final as a result of Russia’s expulsion, had serious problems with Switzerland within five minutes at Lee Sports Village.
In the early goals of Coumba Sow and Rahel Kiwic, Francisco Neto’s side starred the barrel, while Diana Gomes and Jessica Silva set the grandstand finish within eight and a half minutes.
Both sides could have won by hitting the woodwork by Geraldine Reutler of Switzerland and Therma Encarnakao, the substitute for Portugal, but in the end they had to score points respectively.
Skipper Leah Walty will be particularly lovingly reminiscent of the opening round in Switzerland, despite not being able to take the lead.
Arsenal’s midfielder won the 100th cap against Portugal, described by Swiss coach Nils Nielsen as the “brain, mind and soul” of his team.
Photo of the day
This is Portugal. Portugal has a soul and a fighting spirit.Portuguese striker Jessica Silva
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