UEFA Nations League semi-final: Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-trick send Portugal to final

An impressive hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo placed Portugal in the League of Nations final with a 3-1 victory over Switzerland in Porto.

A much-disputed showdown at Dragon Stadium was resolved by the individual captain's brilliance of the host country, who opened the scoring in the first half and
kicked twice in two minutes.

Switzerland looked like the best team for long periods and deservedly equalized after the interval thanks to Ricardo Rodriguez's penalty, which was awarded in
extraordinary circumstances after a kick from outside Portugal was knocked out by VAR.

But Ronaldo assured that Portugal will play in the final of this inaugural competition against England or the Netherlands on Sunday, thanks to two impressive finals
 in the final moments.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Haris Seferovic failed each of the inaugurations, as Switzerland started harder.

They were led to mourn the mistakes of 25 minutes. Ronaldo, having won a free thanks to a strong challenge from Kevin Mbabu, passed the ball through a messy wall and
 entered the lower right corner, in addition to the static Yann Sommer.

There was another chance for Seferovic, whose half-shot from Mbabu's cross cut the crossbar, and Joao Felix wasted an opportunity to score his debut with a goal when
 Ronaldo scored.

Switzerland equalized 12 minutes after the restart - and in an extraordinary way.

Portugal received a penalty after Bernardo Silva was clearly knocked down by Fabian Schar but referee Felix Brych overturned the decision and kicked in Switzerland
as Nelson Semedo made the slightest contact with Steven Zuber early in the game. and stumbled into the box. Rodriguez dispatched the 12-yard ball despite Rui
 Patricio's best efforts.

There was another blow in Portugal when Pepe suffered an arm injury, and Switzerland began to have the highest probability of winning, with Shaqiri causing
 particular problems and Mbabu creating chances for Zuber and Renato Steffen.

But Ronaldo came to his side when that mattered most. He scored his second goal with an early low cut from Silva, and he added a third in the 90th minute,
running into the penalty area, cheating Manuel Akanji and passing by Sommer.

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