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Ronaldo scored twice to help Portugal beat Switzerland

09 Jun 2022 | 08:19 | Football

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Nations League football match, a Group 2 competition between Portugal and Switzerland at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on May 5. June 2022. Photo: AFP

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Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Nations League football match, a Group 2 competition between Portugal and Switzerland at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on May 5. June 2022. Photo: AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal thrashed Switzerland 4-0 in their UEFA Nations League clash at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Sunday.

William Carvalho and Joao Cancelo were also on the scoreboard as the hosts squandered many opportunities to put more humiliation on the visitors, who suffered their heaviest defeat since losing to Germany by a similar score in December. 2008.

Portugal has four points from the opening two matches of Group A2 and is ahead of second place Czech Republic in terms of goal difference. Switzerland are drawing goalless after consecutive defeats and are now winless in their last four encounters since they qualified for the World Cup in Qatar.

Carvalho opened the scoring with the fastest reaction to the loose ball when Ronaldo’s free-kick was thwarted, before the latter hit a quick brace to extend his international scoring record to 117 goals.

Ronaldo should have had a hat-trick when he squandered two excellent opportunities before half-time, the first of which was a near-reliable long-range shot from six yards, but let Cancelo score. fourth for Portugal in the second half.

Portugal take on the Czech Republic in their next match on Thursday, while Switzerland take on Spain in Geneva on the same evening.

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