Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal swept to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Switzerland of their UEFA Nations League conflict on the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Sunday.
William Carvalho and Joao Cancelo have been additionally on the scoresheet because the hosts wasted quite a few alternatives to inflict extra humiliation on the guests, who suffered their greatest defeat since dropping to Germany by the identical scoreline in 2008.
Portugal have 4 factors from their opening two Group A2 matches and are forward of second-place Czech Republic on purpose distinction. Switzerland are on zero after back-to-back losses and at the moment are winless of their final 4 encounters since they certified for the World Cup in Qatar.
Carvalho opened the scoring when he reacted quickest to the free ball when Ronaldo’s free kick was parried, earlier than the latter bagged a quickfire brace to increase his document tally of worldwide objectives to 117.
Ronaldo ought to have had a hat trick when he wasted two glorious alternatives earlier than half-time, the primary an unbelievable miss from six yards out, however it was left to Cancelo to attain the fourth for Portugal within the second half.
Portugal host Czech Republic of their subsequent fixture on Thursday, whereas Switzerland entertain Spain in Geneva on the identical night.