Bad general for Spain, Portugal with ‘Ten Hag trio’ wins convincingly

Spain suffered damage in the Nations League on Saturday evening. In-house, La Selección went down 1-2 against Switzerland. Portugal had no child at the Czech Republic in Prague: 0-4.
Spain-Switzerland 1-2Without a real striker – Marco Asensio played that role – Spain wanted to give itself a good starting position for the game with Portugal. Although there was sufficient quality on the field, the Spanish were unable to make things difficult for Switzerland. In fact, Manuel Akanji led the visitors ahead after twenty minutes. Before the break, the pace on the side of the home team was far too slow, so the Swiss simply stayed afloat.

Akanji opens the score! ⚽️ Defender heads Switzerland to the lead, can Spain react quickly? 🤔 #ZiggoSport #NationsLeague #ESPSUI pic.twitter.com/LFaKQ47WoC
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After rest, Spain insisted more. Ten minutes into the second half, Luis Enriques team received pay. Jordi Alba was the final station after a smooth attack and the FC Barcelona back worked wonderfully. Three minutes later, however, Switzerland took the lead for the second time. A corner was not properly concealed, after which Eric García passed his own goalkeeper.
It was no longer possible to equalize. Next Tuesday, Portugal and Spain in Portugal will decide who will be first in Group B and thus go to the Final Four. One point is enough for the Portuguese.

Action, reaction 🔥 Switzerland responds immediately and scores 2-1 ⚽️ #ZiggoSport #NationsLeague #ESPSUI pic.twitter.com/AAVmzhFwxC
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Czech Republic-Portugal 0-4With Manchester United trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot in the base, Portugal hunted for victory in the Czech Republic. The visitors started off hard, but came out after twenty minutes. Ronaldo – who collided hard with the Czech goalkeeper early in the game – and Fernandes were given opportunities, but it was Dalot who signed his first international goal after more than half an hour before the opening goal and also his first international goal.

And yes, Portugal also scores the 1-0 💥 Diogo Dalot finds himself at the end of a cross by Leao and finishes! ⚽️ #ZiggoSport #NationsLeague #CZEPOR pic.twitter.com/zGnK226PgO
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After the first hit, the gate was off the dam. Fernandes walked into a beautiful cross by Mário Rui before the break. Patrik Schick got the chance to bring the Czech Republic back into the game via the penalty spot after a Ronaldo handball during the first acts injury time, but his penalty passed through the top of the bar.

Checkout for Portugal! 🤑 A cross from the booklet and Bruno Fernandes can walk in just before the break, 2-0 ⚽️ #ZiggoSport #NationsLeague #CZEPOR pic.twitter.com/EdgnLiAucy
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Soon after the break, Dalot took care of 0-3 with his second of the evening and thus the game was finally in the end. In the final phase, Diogo Jota signed for the final chord. With the victory, Portugal climbs to first place in Group B and can secure a spot in the Final Four against Spain on Tuesday.

Diogo Dalot 👏 In the absence of João Cancelo, Uniteds right-back shows that hes a more than excellent stand-in 🎯 Its now 3-0 for Portugal 🇵🇹 #ZiggoSport #NationsLeague #CZEPOR pic.twitter.com/Dildg2Sam4
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