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Portugal vs Switzerland Live Score and Commentary, FIFA World Cup qualifiers LIVE POR v SWI

Portugal 2-0 Switzerland FT' Live Djourou (OG) 42' Andre Silva 56'
Updated: 11 October 2017 02:07 IST - Published: 11 October 2017 00:14 IST
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PEEEEEPPPPPP! PEEEEEPPPP! PEEEEPPPPPP! FULL TIME! PORTUGAL 2-0 SWITZERLAND.

That's the news from Lisbon tonight. Switzerland will need to work their legs more and Portugal can line those cones up for 2018 World Cup practice. The Selecao have qualified for Russia!

So, Cristiano Ronaldo will be in Russia next year on the biggest stage of them all. He will be hungry, hungrier than he was tonight for certain, to win that elusive World Cup. However, things are not looking so bright for his arch-rival Lionel Messi who will need to inspire Argentina to an unlikely win in a few hours if we're to see him next year.

That's that from the yap department. This is me, Shambhu Ajith, signing off. Hope I kept y'all upto speed.

Arrividerci!
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93' BERNARDO! COULD'VE SO EASILY BEEN ANOTHER!
Portugal happy to pass the ball around. It's a stroll in the park for them right now. Switzerland had to be on fire tonight but they've barely even had the sparks. One last attempt. Rodriguez floats in one more uninspiring ball into the box before Portugal wins it back and get on the break once again. Ronaldo and Carvalho combine to set it in motion. It finally falls to Bernardo Silva who gets the better of Djourou with some neat trickery but Djourou recovers well and puts in a tackle and Portugal win a corner.
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91' Final substitution for Portugal. Joao Mario leaves and Danilo enters.
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90' 3 minutes added on!
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89' Andre Gomes flexing his muscles down the left flank, gets the better of Lichsteiner. However, his attempt at trying to free Mario is a tad too heavy and Sommer goes to the ground and collects it comfortably. Could have been a whole lot worse for Switzerland.
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87' Switzerland trying to find something. They're not sitting deep anymore. But still no quality in the final third as Portugal edge closer and closer to booking a spot in Russia.
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85' Switzerland once again squanders possession but gets it back. Lichsteitries to haul a long early ball into the box but it is hardly threatening and Portugal deal with it comfortably. It's been that kindof a day for Portugal's defenders. Not a lot to worry about.
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83' Xherdan Shaqiri frees up Lichsteniner who puts in a delightful ball into the middle. Nobody gets anything on that and yet another Swiss attack comes to nothing.
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82' We're slowly getting resigned to the fact that Switzerland are not going to turn up as we inch towards the 90 minute mark.
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81' Bernardo Silva on the right. Andre Gomes to Moutinho who does well to shake off his marker but his cross is rather weak and the attack is thwarted. But Portugal will try to build again. A long speculative ball from Pepe finds Ronaldo free on the left flank. OFFSIDE!
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81' Carvalho is brought down by Shaqiri near the halfway line. Freekick for Portugal.
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79' Switzerland on the break. However, once again the cross from the left flank is easily dealt with by the Portuguese defence. Portugal can breathe easy once again.
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78' OH CRISTIANO! WHAT WAS THAT EVEN?
Cristiano Ronaldo botches the best chance of the night. In acres of space, one-on-one with the goalkeeper and he tries to do too much and ends up gifting the ball to Sommer. That is so so uncharacteristic of him. 
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77' Portugal taking their sweet time on the ball now. But some neat interplays down the left flank leads to Cedric being freed up on the right flank. But he can't pick out any of his teammates in the centre. However Portugal get back on the ball and Joao Mario tries to whip one in from the right flank. Djourou intervenes, using his hand in the process. Only a corner though.
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75' Bernardo Silva has been the most creative player on the pitch tonight. He frees up Cedric with a delightful lob down the right flank. The resultant cross is a tad too early for Cristiano Ronaldo who can't bring it into control. Attack fizzles out.
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75' Substitution for Portugal! Andre Gomes comes in for goalscorer Andre Silva!
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73' Portugal with a freekick near the centre. Swiss fans are frustrated with the going ons as the pictures on offer suggest. They have every reason to be.
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71' Fonte tries to silence Seferovic on the right flank and Switzerland win a corner. They take a short corner and nothing vaguely interesting happens from thereon before Rui Patricio gathers as the crowd lets out a loud heave. Wonder why though. Probably the Swiss fans, that.
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70' Portugal look to be sufficiently in control and they'd love to keep it that way for the next 20 minutes. After that, it will be all about booking the tickets to Russia.
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68' Rodriguez's delivery from the left flank is weak. Portugal are on the break in a whiff. Zakaria drives into Andre Silva and stops the counter attack but picks up a yellow card.
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68' Antunes in! Eliseu out! Substitution for Portugal!
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67' Close! Shaqiri first! Seferovic next!
Shaqiri unleashes a shot from 30 yards away. It is deflected off and looks to have been running away for a corner before Seferovic extends his leg to try to redirect it into the post. He only knicks it and the ball goes out for a goalkick.
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66' Dzemaili out! Steven Zuber in! Embolo comes in too! 2 changes for Switzerland!
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65' Rodriguez is back in attack and tries to drive in a low cross. It almost reaches its target. Pepe clears the danger away from the center of the box.
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63' Portugal have been able to stop Rodriguez from coming forward by constantly overloading the right flank in attack and as a result, Switzerland are finding it hard to find an outlet on the flanks.
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61'  There's a lot more authority about Portugal's game now. They are unhinged in pressing and latching into the ball. Switzerland are trying it difficult to pass it out from the back. But they find some space and shift gears suddenly. Mehmedi's weak soulless cross kills that chance.
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60' Seferovic brings Pepe down near the corner flank. The Swiss striker is clearly frustrated. He has found himself isolated for major parts of the game.
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59' Portugal have cushion now. Switzerland will need to step it up big time if they're to sail back to safe shores tonight. 
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57' GOAL! ANDRE SILVA!! ALL BERNARDO SILVA THERE THOUGH!

Cedric combines well with Silva on the left flank. A neat little one-two later Bernardo Silva is freed up inside the box on the left side and he takes his time before pushing it into the danger area. The ball ends up on Andre Silva's feet. Silva's a bit surprised at first but he slots it home. He slides on his knees and dabs in joy.
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54' Ronaldo! Wide!
Bernardo Silva cuts in from the left flank and lays it off to Ronaldo. He finds some space to get a shot away but it flies high and wide and away from relevance. Not quite happening for one of the best players of all time tonight.
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52' Sommer punches the freekick clear. Eliseu to Ronaldo who looks a bit off pace tonight. He can only run the ball out for a goal-kick.
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51' Portugal with a freekick on the left flank. Lichstenier brings down Andre Silva. He knees Silva but it looks like it was unintentional and things get heated up for a second there.
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50' First attempt on target by the Swiss.
Shaqiri stands on the ball. He goes for goal but Patricio gathers. It bounces once and the Portuguese goalkeeper gathers it quite comfortable. It was a rather tame effort with so many of his teammates waiting for the right ball.
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49' Freekick in a dangerous position for Switzerland.
Bernardo Silva is brought down near the half way line and Portugal get a freekick. Switzerland win it back and tries to start an attack from the back. Lichstenier with some real enterprise, forays into the final third and is brought down by Carvalho.
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48' Patricio serves it deep into the Switzerland half. Carvalho does well to feed it to Joao Mario. Mario's cross is not a great one and is easily dealt with by the Swiss defence.
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47' Zakaria with his first contribution to the game. Tries to run around Eliseu on the right flank and almost gets the better of him but Eliseu puts in a last-ditch tackle to kill the attempt.
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46' Switzerland yet to register an attempt on target. They will need to up the ante in the second half if they don't want to go through the playoffs.
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PEEEEPPPP! Switzerland rolls the ball and the second half has begun!
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PEEEEEEP!! It's Half time! Portugal go back to the changing room with a one-goal advantage.
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45' Eliseu gets a yellow card! Silly push on Shaqiri.
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44' Weak from Seferovic! But finally something from Switzerland.
Lichsteiner puts in an early cross. It's a bit too short for Seferovic who tries a half overhead kick (sans acrobatics) and sends it for the ball boys to chase. 
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43' Portugal starting to look dominant now. Switzerland have been upto anything spectacular yet and Portugal will want to keep it that way.
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41' GOAL! DJOUROU- OWN GOAL! HOW DID THAT GO IN?
Bernardo Silva frees up Ronaldo with a beautiful diagonal. But Ronaldo can't get into the box. Ball then falls to Eliseu. He whips one into the corridor of uncertainty. It's a nightmare ball for the defence. And 2 Switzerland defenders and Joao Mario bump into each other and Sommer. The ball finally finds some breathing space and rolls into the goal. Portugal with the first dab.
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39' Andre Silva with some trickery down the right flank. But Portugal really gotta work on their crossing. Once again it's delivered straight into Sommer's hands.
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38' Portugal a lot sharper now. Finding each other in space, showing some real intent. William Carvalho shifts the ball to Bernardo Silva who tries to release Ronaldo down the centre but his pass is cut out.
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37' Ronaldo once again on the left and tries to cut into the box. Shoots one but gets blocked. Ronaldo appeals for a handball but is denied.
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36' Rodriguez with one more heavy delivery. A little too heavy. And Portugal is on the break. Joao Mario wins a freekick and Bernardo Silva frees up Ronaldo on the right flank. A couple of stepovers later Ronaldo tries to whip it in. But it goes straight into Sommer's hands.
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35' Switzerland trying to take the aerial route to very little effect once again. But they get the ball back in the area and Seferovic runs ahead into the box and tries to drag one back with his left foot. Cleared away for a corner.
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33' Bernardo Silva has showed glimpses of the brilliance that made Pep come knocking for. Meanwhile, William Carvalho cleverly unleashes Joao Mario on the verge of the area but Mario can't do much about it even though it looked promising for a second.
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31' OH BERNARDO! ALMOST!
Ronaldo tries to find some space to unleash a shot but is brought down. And the ball falls to Bernardo Silva on the left. He makes more space for himself and unleashes a shot. But Sommer negotiates well with a solid save at his near post.