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Defender Diogo Dalot scored twice as Portugal beat the Czech Republic 4-0 in Prague on Saturday to move within a point of the UEFA Nations League play-offs.

In the year Portugal, who won their first Nations League title in 2019, lead Group 2 with 10 points, two ahead of Spain, who lost 2-1 at home to Switzerland.

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Portugal host Spain in their final group game on Tuesday.

Dalot scored a goal in the 33rd minute after beating Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaklik’s pass from Rafael Leo.

Dalot went down the field and passed the ball from the right side into the box and after a Cristiano Ronaldo cross, Leo headed the ball from the left into the box.

Bruno Fernandes made it 2-0 in the first half when Mario Rui’s low cross from the left met Vaclic.

A minute later, when Ronaldo handled the ball from inside the box, the VAR saw that the home team wasted the penalty kick that Patrick Schick had crossed.

“The first half was fantastic, there was good quality,” said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.

We were fully prepared for them and didn’t let them show too much.

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When we scored the second goal, the Czechs failed to convert the free kick and were more worried, we were both focused and relieved. Dalot added a second in the 52nd minute when he surprised Vaclic with a left-footed shot from outside the area.

Second-half substitute Diogo Jota headed home a corner and Ronaldo headed home the fourth.

Ronaldo failed to match his record of 117 international goals after an early clash with Vaklic left his face covered in blood.

“After the third goal, it was almost over,” Santos said, expecting a different game against Spain.

“Our tactics will not change, both teams want to win. It doesn’t matter if they win or lose today.

The Swiss stunner snaps the Spanish current as a bright issue

In the Nations League on Saturday in Zaragoza, Switzerland beat Spain 2-1 to put Luis Enrique’s team at the top of the group.

It was Spain’s first defeat in five games in the group stage, one of which saw their defensive line exposed to the elements.

Villarreal defender Pau Torres said: “They got their goal in two set-piece situations, which are important in the World Cup.

“We have to improve on this.”

Spain did not look comfortable in the match, far from the group that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and lost on penalties to Italy.

Luis Enrique has selected six Barcelona players in the starting line-up, including the usual midfield trio he uses at Camp Nou in Pedri, Gavi and Sergio Busquets.

Ferran Torres is another of Barcelona’s clan and forms part of an attacking trio alongside Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio and Paris Saint-Germain’s Pablo Sarabia.

None of the three have played regular football for their clubs this season but have been given the trust of Luis Enrique. Without replying in the first half, Spain went on the attack and fell behind when it mattered most.

Manchester City’s summer signing Manuel Akanji met Cesar Azpilicueta’s corner kick and headed Unai Simon in the 21st minute to give Switzerland the lead.

Spain struggled to create at the other end and Switzerland came close to doubling their lead when veteran midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri cut through the defense and forced Simeone.

In the year The crowd at a thirsty La Romareda stadium in a city Spain haven’t played in since 2003 murmured unsurprisingly.

Asensio equalized for Spain early in the second half with an electric burst to knock them off their seats before playing clinically through Jordi Alba.

But three minutes later Spain saved another corner well and Akanji’s shot was cleared off the line by Brel Mbolo to restore Switzerland’s lead.

Defending La Roja’s game at Euro 2020 was a tough issue and that’s clear as the World Cup approaches.

Luis Enrique replaced the entire forward line, while debutant Borja Iglesias earned a standing ovation at his former hunting ground, while Nico Williams also got his first cap, a day after his older brother Inaki Williams made his debut for Ghana.

Athletic Bilbao’s forward Williams was forced to equalize when Silvan Widmer turned the ball into his own goal, but Yan Sommer responded quickly to clear the ball.

The goalkeeper made another strong save and punched away substitute Marcos Llorente as Spain started to threaten more.

Villarreal winger Jeremy Pino was brilliant down the right flank but even his spark was strained in the rain, and Sommer was alert at the end to deny Carlos Soler.

Luis Enrique’s side, the 2021 Nations League runners-up, must now beat Portugal in Braga to reach next year’s finals.

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