Ronaldo Nets Brace as Portugal Hammer Switzerland in Nations League Battle

Ronaldo Nets Brace as Portugal Hammer Switzerland in Nations League Battle

Ibitoye Shittu
June 5, 2022 at 9:08 PM
  • Portugal on Sunday night, 5 June, defeated Switzerland 4-0 in their second game at the ongoing Nations League
  • Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo was at his best as the superstar scored two incredible goals
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will want to continue with his goal-scoring form in Portugal's next game against Czech Republic

Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday night, 5 June, scored a brace for Portugal in their 4-0 win over Switzerland thereby recording their first victory in the competition.

Having drew the first encounter against Spain in which Cristiano Ronaldo came on in the second half, Portugal knew that they must win their second game and they did themselves lots of good.

Ronaldo and his teammates in the Portuguese national team started the match impressively and they had to wait until the 15th minute before netting the first goal through William Carvalho who got the assist from the Man United star.

Ronaldo, Portugal, Switzerland
Ronaldo nets brace as Portugal beat Switzerland. Photo by Carlos Rodrigues
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And in the 35th minute, Diogo Jota provided an assist for Cristiano Ronaldo to score Portugal's second goal before adding his second goal four minutes later.

How did the first half ended?

The first half of the encounter ended with Portugal leading 3-0 and Switzerland tried all their best in the second half, but were unable to find the back of the net.

Joao Cancelo scored Portugal's 4th goal in the 68th minute.

Ronaldo swaps shirt with Manchester United transfer target in UEFA Nations League encounter

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Manchester United fans are beaming with hope after Cristiano Ronaldo was pictured swapping shirts with Spanish defender, Pau Torres after Spain were held to a 1-1 draw by Portugal.

Pau Torres, who currently plays for Villarreal, has been linked with a summer transfer to Manchester United as the Red Devils try to rebuild their squad following the exits of many key players.

The Red Devils could make an offer for the 25-year-old Spanish defender who has a release clause worth €55-60 million.

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag is expected to bolster the playing squad at Old Trafford following several departures from the club including Pogba, Mata, and Lingard who are the latest to leave the club.

Torres is expected to leave Villarreal during the summer transfer window as Chelsea are also believed to be monitoring the 25-year-old Spanish defender.

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