Portugal and the Czech Republic will be played this Thursday at José Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon (8:45 pm/UEFA TV) League A’s Group 2 leadership League of Nations. Both teams came on the third day tied with four points in the top, two more than that Spainwhile the colista Switzerland not yet scored.
The Portuguese and the Czech achieved a victory and a draw in their first two promises. In the case of Fernando Santos They signed the tables against the Luis Enrique (1-1) and defeated the Swiss (4-0) by a double of the always insatiable Cristiano Ronaldo. For their part, the Jaroslav Silhavy they were victorious against Switzerland (2-1) and drew a worthy draw against the Spanish team (2-2).
The sensations of Portugalwho accumulated four games unbeaten (three wins and a draw), was best because he got the ticket for Qatar World Cup 2022 in the play-offs, while the Czechs have improved drastically in recent years.
The last time they met Portugal Y Czech Republic was on June 21, 2012 in the quarterfinals of European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. In that match the Portuguese won 0-1 with a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.
At the press conference before the match, the Portuguese coach, Fernando Santossaid that “it’s hard for someone in football to change Cristiano Ronaldonot only in Portugal but also in the world, like other important players ”.
Answering a question about the status of AC Milan striker Rafael Leaochampion of Italy and selected best player of A series this season, the 67 -year -old coach refused to see him as a replacement CR7. “They should not be asked because it is not good for Rafael Leao (…) he himself must have the qualities and characteristics”, added the winning coach of European Championship in 2016that it will celebrate 100th battle in the bank Portugal against the Czechs. His balance in the Quinas lead is 62 wins, 21 draws and 16 losses.
Source: La Verdad
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