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Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final

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Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final
Portugal coach Fernando Santos calls Cristiano Ronaldo a “a soccer genius”.
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SHOWS: PORTO, PORTUGAL (JUNE 5, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PORTUGAL COACH, FERNANDO SANTOS, SAYING: "At 18-years-old you could already see what he (Cristiano Ronaldo) was going to be able to do.

It's one of those things, there's no adjective to describe him.

He's a genius.

He's part of the genius class.

You can be a genius in art, in sculpture and he is a soccer genius.

These things happen every… well, they're geniuses.

That's it." 2.

GENERAL OF NEWS CONFERENCE 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) PORTUGAL COACH, FERNANDO SANTOS, SAYING: "And today, there was a penalty in our favour which ended up being a penalty on the other side and what I'm told is it wasn't a penalty.

We have to pay close attention to this.

It's not on me obviously to analyse referees' work it's on those who have the institutional rights, in this case UEFA and in Portugal it depends on other entities.

I am a VAR defender.

I think VAR is important and can help us a lot but I think those in charge have to pay close attention because if not in the end they'll say VAR didn't work, when I think VAR can be an excellent tool.

But unfortunately, it's not sometimes." STORY: Evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two late goals, to give Portugal a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a Nations League semi-final featuring an extraordinary VAR incident on Wednesday (June 5).

Ronaldo blasted Portugal ahead from a free kick in the 25th minute, his first goal for his country for nearly a year, but the Swiss equalised with a penalty after halftime which will raise more questions over the use of the VAR system.

After a largely anonymous second half, Ronaldo suddenly sprang to life by scoring twice in the last three minutes to complete the 53rd hat-trick of his career and the seventh for his country, showing that even at 34 he is always a threat.

His goals -- his first for his country since last year's World Cup in Russia - rescued Portugal after the Swiss had dominated for the final half hour and threatened to snatch a shock win.

"There's no adjective to describe him," said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.

"He's a genius.

You can be a genius in art, and in sculpture and he is a soccer genius." "It was an intense match, very hard-fought, against a very well-organised Swiss team," he added.

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic was left to rue a missed opportunity.




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