The Luso, with no margin of error, will face Hungary not to lose the wake of Switzerland, current leader
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the field for the second time in three days, after doing so in the victory against the Faroe Islands, in a game in which he scored a hat trick. Previously, Luso had not played since the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on 13 August, after receiving a penalty of four league matches for pushing an umpire.
Portugal will face Hungary on this occasion with the same premise of the previous meeting: not to lose. The combined Fernando Santos are second in the standings of Group B to play the Russian World Cup in 2018, in the repechage position, while the leader is Switzerland, three points above the Portuguese, and waiting for these pinchen. Portugal leaves as favorite in the encounter before the third classified. The Hungarians could not with the Lusos in the going on hostile ground, but they tried to seize the opportunity to do it at home.
The biggest threat to them will be a Cristiano Ronaldo hungry for minutes and goals when unable to play with Real Madrid. The reigning European champions will hardly make changes to the team that took to the Confederations Cup, keeping the block with which it managed to make history in France. Fernando Santos wants to prevent Portugal from having to play their presence in the World Cup in the playoffs, as already happened in 2014 to reach Brazil, in which they defeated Ibrahimovic’s Sweden. However, it is likely that this is not known until the last game of the group stage, which will face Switzerland, leader, against Portugual, between now there is a difference of three points. Petkovic’s team will face Latvia today, in a match that is presumed easy and in which there could be rotations. However,
Finally, tonight will also be settled by the Faroe Islands and Andorra, who tied the way (0-0) and neither of them aspire to more than increase their short number of victories in official matches.