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Match officials : Our referee is César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos. He will be assisted by Alberto Morín Méndez and Miguel Ángel Hernández Paredes. The fourth official Istvan Kovacs.
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Switzerland: Sommer, Fernandes, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas, Embolo. Subs: Elvedi, Zakaria, Seferovic, Steffen, Omlin, Aebischer, Fassnacht, Comert, Okafor, Frei, Kobel, Kohn, Rieder, Jashari.
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Portugal : Costa, Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Otavio, William Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Goncalo Ramos, Joao Felix. Subs: Patricio, Palhinha, Ronaldo, Andre Silva, Sa, Leao, Vitinha, Mario, Neves, Cancelo, Horta, Luiz, Antonio Silva.
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This will be the third meeting between these teams this year. They clashed twice in the UEFA Nations League and each won their respective home game.
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Portugal reached this stage after topping Group H, while Switzerland were runners-up in Group G behind Brazil.
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Good evening and welcome to the Lusail Iconic Stadium for our coverage of this 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 clash between Portugal and Switzerland.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Al Daayen and Switzerland get us going.
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Bernardo Silva with his first run down the left. He makes good ground before he is dispossessed.
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It has been a bright start by Portugal and they are enjoying good territory.
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Embolo finds a gap and tries his luck with a shot that is BLOCKED away for a Swiss corner. The Shaqiri corner is cleared with ease.
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Vargas travels a fair way down the left as the Swiss play it out from the back. Sadly for them it does not amount to anything.
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The Swiss have looked settled and some pressure from Shaqiri on Dias just sends a few shivers into the Portuguese back four.
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Bernardo Silva gets the partisan Portuguese crowd going with a fantastic run down the right where he outsprinted his marker.
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Switzerland have enjoyed 40% of the possession thus far.
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GOAL, PORTUGAL, RAMOS! 1-0: What a FINISH by the man that replaced Christiano Ronaldo this evening! It was a patient Portuguese build-up before Ramos fires a BULLET at an acute angle past the keeper, who HAD NO CHANCE! WOW!
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Ramos is at it again just a few minutes later but this time his radar errs and he shoots straight at the keeper.
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That goal has certainly put a fire under the Portuguese as if it was not there before. At the moment it's all going their way.
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Schar is injured for Switzerland and he needs attention, while the Swiss take a breather to rethink things.
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Embolo does well to get the better of Dias before securing a Swiss free-kick in a good position!
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Shaqiri is all over the set-piece and comes CLOSE! He gets it past the WALL and Costa gets a hand to it to pushes it away for a corner.
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The Shaqiri corner is not as good as the free-kick and Portugal clear. In double quick time Portugal come close at the other end and secure a corner.
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GOAL, PORTUGAL, PEPE! 2-0: Fernandes whips in the corner and he finds the veteran Pepe, who towers above the rest to head it perfectly into the net! BRILLIANT!
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Thus far it has all gone to script for Portugal.
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Ramos down far too easily after a challenge by Shaqiri and the crowd wants a free-kick. The referee is NOT INTERESTED!
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CLOSE for Switzerland! The ball is whipped across the face of goal for the Swiss Fernandes. He shoots and Costa punches it away into Freuler's path but he cannot control it.
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OVER! Selfish from Portuguese Fernandes after interplay with Ramos. He decides to shoot and it's closer to the floodlights than the goal!
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SAVED by Sommer after more interplay between Fernandes and Ramos. This time Ramos is free on goal and he forces the keeper to make a crucial stop!
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YELLOW CARD, SWITZERLAND, SCHAR! 2-0: Schar is into the book after a foul on Felix which then led to that Ramos shot after the referee played advantage.
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+4: HALF-TIME: PORTUGAL 2-0 SWITZERLAND. It's been all Portugal in the opening 45 minutes and Ramos, who replaced Ronaldo has had a good half. The Swiss have had a few opportunities but not enough to threaten Costa in goal.
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45+3: OVER! Portugal continue to control things here and Guerreiro then tries his luck from 30 metres but its OVER!
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+1: We are into the four minutes of time added on for stoppages.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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SUBSTITUTION: A change for Switzerland at the break and Comert has replaced Schar.
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An early corner for Portugal after a Bernardo Silva shot is deflected. The Swiss clear this time. They have been vulnerable at set-pieces.
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GOAL, PORTUGAL, RAMOS! 3-0: it's classic centre-forward play at the near post after a cross into the area from Dalot! It's perfect timing to clip it in. Ramos is flying out there and surely there's no stopping Portugal now!
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The Swiss must stop the bleeding now!
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SUBSTITUTION: A double change for Switzerland. On come Zakaria and Seferovic for Sow and Freuler.
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GOAL, PORTUGAL, GUERREIRO! 4-0: Switzerland have completely lost their shape! Guerreiro on the scoresheet for the first time in a Portugal shirt. The Swiss back Fernandes should have done better. They allowed the scorer free-reigh to pick his spot and he did it well!
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GOAL, SWITZERLAND, AKANJI! 4-1: Consolation as Akanji finds the back of the net after Goncalo Ramos fails to clear a Swiss corner. He is human after all! Akanji made it look easy at the far post!
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YELLOW CARD, SWITZERLAND, COMERT! 4-1: Comert is booked after an arm in Fernandes' face.
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Can the Swiss put together a few good moves to scare the Portuguese? Their body language do not suggest that and they have a mountain to climb! And boy, do they know about climbing mountains!
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GOAL, PORTUGAL, RAMOS! 5-1: Adding insult to injury Ramos scores the first hat-trick of this World Cup! Is that insult to the Swiss or Ronaldo?
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Ramos kept his cool and collected the through-ball from Felix, to put it past the Swiss keeper. He kept his cool and showed composure. He is having the night of his life!
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Portugal with some long passes aka Alexander-Arnold style from left to right and back again. Are they toying with the Swiss now? It's gonna be a long last 19 minutes.
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SUBSTITUTION: A triple change for Portugal. Ramos, Otavio and Felix are off for Ronaldo, Vitinha and Horta.
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A roaring approval from the crowd when Ronaldo was introduced.
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Bernardo Silva is taken out near the edge of the six-yard box for a dangerous free-kick. Who will take it?
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Ronaldo takes it and hits the wall! What an anti-climax!
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A promising move for Switzerland involving Embolo and Shaqiri fizzles out into nothing. That has been their story this evening.
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SUBSTITUTION: Bernardo Silva has been removed and replaced by Ruben Neves.
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The players are getting a tad tired and they need to be careful not to pick up any niggles now.
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He can still finish but this Ronaldo goal will not stand, as the flag is up for OFFSIDE! It was a good run following a through-ball. He had a feeling he was offside.
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Portugal have not stopped and continue their search for number six. The Swiss just want to go home!
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SUBSTITUTION: Bruno Fernandes is off for Leao and the Swiss remove Embolo for Jashari.
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GOAL, PORTUGAL, LEAO! 6-1: Consider that the icing on the cake or salt in the wounds! He runs into space and picks his spot over a tired defender and into the far corner. Easy!
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FULL-TIME: PORTUGAL 6-1 SWITZERLAND. It was one-way traffic from the get-go and the Swiss were never really in it. Chritiano Ronaldo's replacement Ramos had a sensational game and Portugal never really took their foot of the pedal and will meet Morocco in the quarter-finals. Thank you for joining us.
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17' Ramos Goncalo
33' Pepe
51' Ramos Goncalo
55' Guerreiro ...
67' Ramos Goncalo
90' Leao Rafael
58' Akanji Manuel
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Dalot Diogo
Pepe
Dias Ruben
Guerreiro R...
Fernandes B...
Silva Bernardo
Felix Joao
Carvalho Wi...
Costa Diogo
Otavio
Ramos Goncalo
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Sommer Yann
Fernandes E...
Akanji Manuel
Embolo Breel
Freuler Remo
Xhaka Granit
Rodriguez R...
Sow Djibril
Vargas Ruben
Schaer Fabian
Shaqiri Xhe...
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Plaasvervangers
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Horta Ricardo
Patricio Rui
Neves Ruben
Ronaldo Cri...
Sa Jose
Mario Joao
Silva Andre
Cancelo Joao
Palhinha Joao
Leao Rafael
Nunes Matheus
Vitinha
Silva Antonio
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Seferovic H...
Frei Fabian
Steffen Renato
Elvedi Nico
Zakaria Denis
Fassnacht C...
Coemert Eray
Omlin Jonas
Kobel Gregor
Aebischer M...
Okafor Noah
Koehn Philipp
Rieder Fabian
Jashari Ardon