Portugal notched their first win in the UEFA Nations League, following a comprehensive 4-0 whitewash over Switzerland while Spain could only manage a 2-2 draw away at the Czech Republic.
The Selecao got the job done with in the opening 45 minutes, as they raced into a 3-0 lead courtesy of goals from William Carvalho and a brace from skipper Cristiano Ronaldo.
The second half saw Portugal continue their dominance and they were rewarded with a fourth goal by Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo. The game eventually ended 4-0 and the result puts the Selecao at the top of their group.
In our second fixture for the night, Spain came from behind TWICE to earn a 2-2 draw away at Czech Republic. The Red Fury had Gavi and Inigo Martinez who ensured they grabbed a share of the spoils after the hosts had gone ahead in both halves.
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FULL-TIME: Czech Republic 2-2 Spain
FULL-TIME: Portugal 4-0 Switzerland
90′ MIN: Marco Asensio displays his great technique and produces a beautiful lofted cross into the box. Inigo Martinez gets onto the scoresheet by sweetly heading it to the top right corner via the post.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Czech Republic 2-2 Spain (I. Martinez)
68′ MIN: Joao Cancelo gets one-on-one with the goalkeeper and takes an early shot which finds the back of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Portugal 4-0 Switzerland (J. Cancelo)
66′ MIN: Vaclav Cerny finds Jan Kuchta inside the box, he spots goalkeeper Unai Simon off his line and chipped the ball into the net. What a cheeky lob!
GOOOAAALLL!!! Czech Republic 2-1 Spain (J. Kuchta)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: Portugal 3-0 Switzerland, Czech Republic 1-1 Spain
HALF-TIME: Czech Republic 1-1 Spain
HALF-TIME: Portugal 3-0 Switzerland
45+3′ MIN: Rodri tees up Gavi inside the box, and he keeps his cool to find the bottom left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Czech Republic 1-1 Spain (Gavi)
40′ MIN: Cristiano Ronaldo was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifles the ball low inside the left post.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Portugal 3-0 Switzerland (C. Ronaldo)
35′ MIN: Cristiano Ronaldo takes a short pass from Diogo Jota in his stride in the box, jinks inside his man and unleashes an unstoppable shot into the bottom left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Portugal 2-0 Switzerland (C. Ronaldo)
15′ MIN: William Carvalho slots the ball into an unguarded net from close range after a shot rebounds off a defender.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Portugal 1-0 Switzerland (W. Carvalho)
4′ MIN: It’s in the back of the net! Jan Kuchta sprays a pass out to Jakub Pesek and he has an easy job to slot the ball into an empty net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Czech Republic 1-0 Spain (J. Pesek)
KICK-OFF: Czech Republic 0-0 Spain
KICK-OFF: Portugal 0-0 Switzerland
Captain Tomas Soucek is in line to make his 50th appearance for the Czech national team.
Switzerland’s squad set to take on Portugal tonight.
Fernando Santos has named captain Cristiano Ronaldo back in the line-up, after the Manchester United frontman was only deemed fit for a place on the bench in their 1-1 draw with Spain last time out.
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