Portugal signed its second consecutive victory in this Nations League after knocking down the Czech Republic (2-0) in a duel in which Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo were once again the best.
With one of the best international squads, and Rubén Dias, essential, is still injured, it is very difficult to get a hold of Fernando Santos ‘s team . They came from thrashing Switzerland and the Czechs could not do anything either, who fell against the gall of Bernardo Silva and Cancelo , the two best players of the moment in Portugal.
After half an hour of more even football, with the first clear chance in Kuchta’s boots, both decided the match. More this time Bernardo Silva , who with two sublime passes preceded Cancelo ‘s goals , with very little angle (33’), and Guedes , who finished off bitten but still beat the goalkeeper (38′).
The scoreboard did not move any further, but it was not because Portugal did not try, which was the protagonist of a great offensive production and only suffered in another isolated action on the counterattack. He wanted to score Cristiano Ronaldo again and he was seen to be selfish in some definition, but he was left with the desire. Like the rest of his teammates who, despite stepping on the area many times, lacked malice in the definition.
Portugal is already group leader and no one can escape the fact that, beyond being a difficult rival for Spain in this Nations League, given the talents of its players and how they are playing, they are an extremely dangerous team ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. your true goal.
Portugal: Coast; Cancelo, Pepe, Danilo, Guerreiro; Ruben Neves (Moutinho, 88′), William Carvalho (Bruno Fernandes, 68′); Guedes (Palhinha, 88′), Bernardo Silva (Vitinha, 68′), Diego Jota (Leao, 80′); Cristiano Ronaldo
Czech Republic: Stanek; Zima, Brabec, Mateju (Kral, 80′); Coufal, Soucek, Sadilek, Havel (Jemelka, 46′); Lingr (Pesel, 46′), Kuchta (Jurecka, 46′) and Hlozek (Vlkanova, 73′)
Goal: 1-0, Cancelo (33′); 2-0, Guedes (38′)
Spectators: 44,100 at the Jose Alvalade Stadium
Referee: Matej Jug (EVN)