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Cristiano Ronaldo scores brace as Portugal beat Switzerland 4-0 in UEFA Nations League


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

William Carvalho and Joao Cancelo were also on the scoresheet as the hosts squandered numerous chances to inflict more humiliation on the visitors, who suffered their biggest defeat since losing to Germany by the same scoreline in 2008.

Portugal have four points from their first two Group A2 matches and edge second-placed Czech Republic on goal difference. Switzerland are at zero after back-to-back defeats and are now winless in their last four meetings since qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

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Carvalho opened the scoring when he reacted fastest to the loose ball when Ronaldo’s free kick was parried before the latter struck a quick brace to take his international goals record to 117.

Ronaldo should have scored a hat-trick when he squandered two excellent chances before half-time, the first a barely credible miss from six yards out, but it was left to Cancelo to score the fourth for Portugal in the second half.

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

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