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Portugal V Switzerland - As it happened.

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Portugal V Switzerland - As it happened.

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 8,675

Join us for live updates of the World Cup Group B qualifier between Portugal and Switzerland at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

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93'
Huge cheer from the home crowd at the final whistle. An own goal from Djourou and a second from Andre Silva clinched it for Portugal who will be in Russia. Switzerland will have to qualify via the play-offs.
92'
Bernardo Silva does well inside the box and his shot is deflected for a corner. Ronaldo was waiting in the middle.
90'
Danilo comes on for Mario.
90'
3 minutes of stoppage time.
87'
Switzerland are going forward in search of a goal, with Portugal letting the game slowly peter out here.
79'
Ronaldo looked to be in an offside position as he is set through on goal. He tries to round Sommer but the keeper gets the better of him and it comes to nothing. Huge chance for the striker.
78'
Pepe fired at goal from close range but Sommer got down to save.
74'
Andre Silva makes way for Andre Gomes.
69'
Zakaria goes in the book for bringing down Andre Silva.
68'
Antunes comes on for Eliseu.
67'
Shaqiri drives forward before unleashing a powerful strike. Seferovic sticks out a leg and sends the ball inches wide.
66'
Zuber and Embolo come on for Dzemaili and Mehmedi.
62'
Switzerland need a reaction, and fast. The game is very much in Portugal's hands with little under 30 minutes to go.
56'
Great build-up play from Portugal and Bernardo Silva somehow squares the ball through a sea of legs for Andre Silva at the back post and the Milan striker did not miss.
55'
Ronaldo is found by Cedric at the edge of the area and his left-footed strike blazes just over the bar. He rarely misses those.
52'
Andre Silva goes to ground and Lichtsteiner appears to stomp on the striker. The referee waves away appeals for a booking. Could it have been intentional?
50'
Shaqiri tried to surprise Patricio going for goal with a free kick from distance. Early warning...
48'
More of the same with Portugal attacking with more conviction. If the Swiss draw, the hosts will not be top of the group.
45'
Switzerland get us back underway.
45'
Zakaria on for Freuler.
45'
Portugal have not created much in the first forty-five minutes, but they have been the more eager side. They are deservedly ahead at the break thanks to a stroke of luck when Djourou put the ball in his own net.
44'
Lichtsteiner whips in the cross from the right and Seferovic goes for the spectacular finish but it's off target.
40'
Portugal get the breakthrough and it's extremely unlucky for the visitors. Eliseu provides a tantalising low ball into the six-yard box. Sommer comes out to clear but, with Mario closing in, the ball comes off Djourou and into his own net.
38'
Soares provides yet another terrible cross with Ronaldo waiting in the middle.
32'
Portugal knock the ball around the box, Ronaldo goes down and the Swiss defenders appeal for the striker to be booked for simulation. Meanwhile, Moutinho finds Bernardo Silva out wide and the City man fires a thumping strike which is deflected away for a corner by Sommer.
30'
A bizarre guest in Lisbon. Madonna is here...
26'
Minutes after Andre Silva was pardoned a yellow, Freuler goes in the book for handling the ball.
21'
After a lethargic start to the game, Switzerland enjoy a long spell of possession which eventually comes to nothing. Nevertheless, it's anybody's game.
19'
Portugal continue to search for the opener, as the crowd grow frustrated with the lack of clear-cut chances.
14'
Switzerland breaking out of their shell. Mehmedi pulled a fantastic pass back to the edge of the area and Shaqiri almost gets it under control.
12'
The Swiss break forward with Ricardo Rodriguez down the left. The Milan defender earns a corner kick.
7'
This has the makings of an open game. Portugal need a goal to make it through. The Swiss, who earned six straight clean sheets before meeting Hungary, are happy to sit back and wait.
5'
Andre Silva goes for goal from the left side of the box but it's straight at the keeper.
1'
Switzerland get a hold of the ball and are immediately showered by whistles from the stands. Hostile reception for the visitors.
1'
The hosts get the ball rolling. 90 decisive minutes ahead.
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Lichtsteiner and Ronaldo shake hands with today's officials. This match is about to get underway...
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The Swiss national anthem is followed by the Portuguese one. Plenty of noise inside the stadium to urge the hosts on.
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Both teams make their way out onto the pitch at a packed Estadio da Luz. They are aware of the importance of the game.
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Despite winning every single game in qualifying, the Swiss will have to go to the play-offs if they lose tonight.
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Ronaldo will also want to beat current top scorer in the European campaign, Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 16 goals. The Portuguese striker has 15 to his name.
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Super clash at the Estadio da Luz today. A win for Portugal will see them through, while a draw is enough for the Swiss to qualify automatically. Whoever misses out on the top spot is guaranteed a play-off place.
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Portugal: Patricio, Pepe, Fonte, Eliseu, Cedric, Moutinho, Joao Mario, Bernardo Silva, Carvalho, Ronaldo, Silva Switzerland: Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Rodriguez, Djourou, Schar, Freuler, Xhaka, Dzemaili, Mehmedi, Shaqiri, Seferovic
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