Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal demolish Czech Republic 4-0 as Spain loses against Switzerland (Video)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal demolished Czech Republic 4-0 as Spain lost 1-0 against Switzerland in the Nations League. 

Spain fell to their first home loss in almost four years as Switzerland dealt a blow to their bid to qualify for next year’s Nations League finals.

Diogo Dalot scored twice as Portugal crushed the Czech Republic 4-0 in Prague to go top of Group A2 in the Nations League.

Manuel Akanji’s 21st-minute header and Eric Garcia’s own-goal gave Switzerland all the three points against Spain.

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It is La Roja’s first home defeat in 22 matches across all competitions since losing 3-2 to England in the Nations League in October 2018.

Cristiano Ronaldo took a sore one on international duty in the Nations League for Portugal, suffering a blow which left his face a sight for sore eyes.

In the 12th minute of Portugal’s away game against the Czech Republic, he rose to challenge for the ball but collided with the home team’s keeper’s outstretched hands.

A dramatic end to the opening half saw Fernandes volley home Mario Rui’s cross to double Portugal’s lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo was penalised for handball at the other end, the VAR intervention resulting in a penalty that Schick wasted.

Any hopes of a comeback for the Czech Republic suffered a significant dent six minutes after the restart, Dalot netting his second of the game when he curled home a low effort from outside the penalty area.

Further opportunities were few and far between, but there was time for Portugal to extend their lead further, substitute Jota heading home following a corner in the 82nd minute.

 

Below are the highlights of both matches played in Group A2 of the Nation League:

What’s Next?

Portugal host Spain on Tuesday in a game that will decide the group winners, while the Czech Republic and Switzerland face off on the same night in a bid to avoid relegation to League B.

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