Cristiano Ronaldo has given Portugal a first half lead in its UEFA Nations League semifinal against Switzerland, firing a free kick home against the run of play.
The Swiss opened up Portugal within five minutes, with Xherdan Shaqiri forcing an in-tight save out of Rui Patricio.
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Ronaldo then zipped a shot wide of the near post off a bad giveaway from the Swiss, and then won a dangerous free kick with a dribble between a pair of defenders.
Given time to operate, the magician delivered with a free kick goal. The wall didn’t do a ton to help goalkeeper Yann Sommer.