Cristiano Ronaldo provides assists after Manchester United teammate Deigo Dalot nets twice in Portugal’s 4-0 away win over the Czech Republic in the UEFA Nations League encounter at Fortuna Arena on Saturday night.
Fernando Santos’ men scored twice in the opening period, with the Manchester United duo of Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes each scoring once.
Czech Republic had a golden opportunity to cut their deficit to one goal in first-half injury time as they were awarded a penalty for a handball by Ronaldo, but former AS Roma star Patrik Schick blazed his attempt well over the crossbar.
Dalot scored once more, and Diogo Jota scored for the first time for club or country since April to round out Portugal’s annihilation with two more goals in the second half.
The outcome understated Portugal a little bit because the Czechs may have been due at least one goal that evening.
Following Switzerland’s 2-1 victory over Spain today, the group is looking forward to two exciting games on Tuesday.
Portugal welcome Spain, which will be a direct play-off for a place in the finals, while Switzerland host Czech Republic will be a direct battle to avoid relegation.