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Cristiano Ronaldo‘s hat-trick gives Portugal a final spot in UEFA’s Nations League this Sunday

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Cristiano Ronaldo sensational hat-trick took hosts Portugal through to Sunday’s UEFA Nations League final.

Switzerland battled gamely, and came within two minutes of extra time, but make no mistake: this was the Ronaldo show. First came his opener, a free-kick speared past the unsighted Yann Sommer, and then the Juventus man brought out his box of tricks. Witness his nutmeg on Kevin Mbabu, followed by an outrageous no-look pass.

Switzerland had their chances. Haris Seferović squandered a good headed opportunity amid a bright opening, and the Benfica striker also grazed the top of the bar before the interval as he beat Pepe to a cross. Then, on 55 minutes, Ricardo Rodríguez levelled from the spot after a VAR decision.

The Swiss matched the hosts from that moment until the 88th minute, when Ronaldo fired in a first-time shot after Bernardo Silva’s cutback. There was still time for a hat-trick on the break. The crowd, moments earlier betraying their nerves, began the Mexican Waves.


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