Portugal finished first in Group 2 of Division A of the League of Nations.
On Saturday, September 24, two matches of the fifth round of the UEFA Nations League in Division A were played.
The Czech national team hosted Portugal at home and suffered a fiasco with a score of 0:4.
In the first half, the Portuguese team sent two goals into the opponent’s goal: first, Dalot scored, and then Fernandes converted his moment. In stoppage time, the Czech Republic could close the gap, but Šik missed the penalty.
At the beginning of the second half, Dalot prepared a left kick from outside the box, spinning the ball under the post. Vaclik did not reach the ball in a jump, Dalot scored a double. In the 82nd minute, after a cross from the corner of the field, Ronaldo made a discount from the fight to the goalkeeper, and Diogo Jota hit his head without interference into the open corner of the goal, making the score 4:0.
Czech Republic – Portugal – 0:4
Naked: Dalot, 33, 52, Fernandes, 45+2, Jota, 82
Czech Republic: Vaclik, Zima, Brabec (Kudela, 22), Emelka, Tsoufal, Soucek (Kuchta, 77), Kral, Zeleni (Vlkanova, 64), Barak (Shevcik, 63), Chic, Glozek (Cherny, 64)
Portugal: Costa, Dalot, Dias, Danilo (Mariu, 84), Rui, Carvalho (Paligna, 77), Fernandes (Nunes, 77), Neves, B. Silva (Horta, 67), Ronaldo, Leau (Jota, 67)
In another match of this group, the Spanish national team sensationally lost to Switzerland at home.
The guests were the first to open the scoring. In the 21st minute defender Manuel Akanji scored after a pass from Ruben Vargas. In the 55th minute, Spain managed to level the score thanks to the efforts of full-back Jordi Alba, assisted by Marco Asensio. Switzerland took the lead again in the 58th minute, this time thanks to Embolo’s goal from Unai Simon.
Spain – Switzerland – 1:2
Naked: Alba, 55 – Akanji, 21, Embolo, 58
SpainCast: Unai Simon, Azpilicueta (Soler 87), Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Alba, Busquets, Pedri (Llorente 70), Gavi, Sarabia (Williams 63), Asensio (Iglesias 63), Ferran Torres (Pino 63) )
Switzerland: Sommer, Widmer, Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez (Steffen 46), Shaqiri (Ndoye 68), Xhaka, Freuler, Sow (Zakaria 68), Vargas (Ebischer 79), Embolo (Seferovic 87)
After five rounds in group 2 of division A, the first place is taken by the Portuguese national team with 10 points in the asset. Spain is in second place with 8 points. The third line behind Switzerland – 6 points and the last – the Czech Republic with 4 points.
In the final round, the Portuguese national team will host Spain, and the Czech Republic will go on a visit to Switzerland.
Results of all matches of the League of Nations for September 24
- Armenia – Ukraine – 0:5
- Slovenia – Norway – 2:1
- Israel – Albania – 2:1
- Serbia – Sweden – 4:1
- Scotland – Ireland – 2:1
- Northern Ireland – Kosovo – 2:1
- Cyprus – Greece – 1:0
The matches of the final round of the group stage of the League of Nations will be played from 25 to 27 September.
Recall that in the last round of the League of Nations, the Ukrainian team will play against Scotland. This will be the match for the first place in group 1. The game is scheduled for September 27th.