Cristiano Ronaldo: first the scare, then the smile. But the goal doesn’t come
CR7 scares everyone in the early stages of Czech Republic-Portugal
On Tuesday’s Nations League night, it is League A Group 2 that has the main spotlight, with Portugal’s 4-0 win over the Czech Republic and Switzerland’s surprising 2-1 win over Spain, results that allow the Lusitanians in fact to overtake the Red Furies in first place in the standings.
In the match played at the Fortuna Arena in Prague, there was Cristiano Ronaldo among the protagonists: not for the goal, which still does not come (on action he has not scored since last June 5), but for an episode that made the fans tremble for a few seconds. After a very hard clash with goalkeeper Vaclik in the 14th minute, Ronaldo was on the ground for a while, losing blood: only after several seconds did he get up and get waxed, returning to the field and contributing an assist to the final poker. On the scoreboard, under the heading of goals, finished former Milan player Dalot with a brace, Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Jota. A missed penalty for Schick at 2-0 at the other end.
These are the rest of the evening’s Nations League results:
League A, Group 2: Spain-Switzerland 1-2 (Jordi Alba responds to Akanji, Embolo decides on the quarter-hour mark of the second half).
League B, Group 1: Armenia-Ukraine 0-5, Scotland-Ireland 2-1;
B League, Group 2: Israel-Albania 2-1;
B League, Group 4: Slovenia-Norway 2-1, Serbia-Sweden 4-1.
League C, Group 2: Northern Ireland-Kosovo 2-1, Cyprus-Greece 1-0.