Twitter explodes as Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal secure easy 2-0 win over Czech Republic 

Another impressive outing for Cristiano Ronaldo's side
Another impressive outing for Cristiano Ronaldo's side
Matthew Guyett

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal continued their impressive unbeaten run in the UEFA Nations League with a brilliant 2-0 win over the Czech Republic on June 9. Portuguese fans took to Twitter to laud their team's fine performance and winning run.

Fernando Santos' side went into the game joint top of Group A2 with Spain having previously drawn 1-1 with the Spanish side. They thrashed Switzerland 4-0 on June 5 with Joao Cancelo and Cristiano Ronaldo particularly having impressed in that game.

This time around, Cancelo continued his stellar performances with Bernardo Silva putting in a masterclass in their comfortable win over the Czech Republic.

Cancelo scored the opener in the 33rd minute, pouncing on Silva's delightful pass to fire defiantly past Jindrich Stanek. Just five minutes later, Goncalo Guedes got on the scoresheet with a fine effort in the 38th minute following yet another Silva assist.

Cristiano Ronaldo could have scored a goal to add to his record of 117 international strikes in the 70th minute but saw his effort saved by Stanek.

The Czech Republic had a few chances in the second half and Adam Vlkanova should have capitalized on Ruben Neves' defensive blunder. But he glaringly missed a one-on-one with goalkeeper Diogo Costa as Ronaldo's side coasted to victory.

The win means Portugal now lead Group A2 in the UEFA Nations League by two points, with Spain sitting in second.

Here are some reactions from fans to Ronaldo's Portugal continuing their fine form with a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic:

The thing to admire most about Cristiano Ronaldo is when he plays he uses it as an opportunity to grow his legacy further His hunger & desire has no ceiling 🐐 #UEFANationsLeague
2-0 Portugal.Guedes doubles the lead! Yet another great assist from Bernardo Silva.
Portugal still needs to learn to bury these games. A good side and the game could've been 2-2 rn
@pedri_prop16 @yardman103 @ESPNFC Finished Portugal is leading Spain’s group have some shame
Portugal is too good 🤩
Portugal is winning this World Cup
I think Ghana is going to get annilhated by Portugal in that first World Cup game if we keep this form up 🤣
that's what Portugal can do when they possess the ball and somehow "attack" .. not to mention you have monsters on the bench as well
This the best i've seen portugal play in a while
Joao Cancelo Gooooaaaalllll ⚽️Portugal 1-0 Czech Republic What a brilliant goal 🔥🔥🔥
Joao Cancelo. That’s it. That’s the tweet.
Joao Cancelo. What a player.
1-0 Portugal.Great finish from Cancelo!
Ronaldo pressing and defending 🥲🔥
Ronaldo's playing deeper since the world cup play offs isn't he?
Portugal are just so good to watch, so fluid , the movement on and off the ball, I’m not sure Fernando Santos is the man anymore to lead them forward but the last two games is the best they’ve played in a while in terms of their intensity and how they have zipped the ball around.
🗣| Ruben Neves playing as a holding midfielder for Portugal 🇵🇹 even slotting in between the two CB’s at times, he’s been solid.. & comfortable pinging passes around from deep. Maybe not a natural CDM I’m just saying he’s been good tonight. 👍🏼 #MUFC 🔴
Ronaldo has been brilliant because he is not playing as a striker , Just roaming around the forward areas…
Excellent goal. Neves finds Bernardo in the half-space, sees the run of Guedes, weights it perfectly. Guedes slides it in the corner.When Portugal are firing, they are fantastic to watch.
Ronaldo has been brilliant because he is not playing as a striker , Just roaming around the forward areas…
Saw them win the Nations League 3 years ago in Portugal and today they won a match 🥲…
@ActuFoot_ Portugal domination 🇵🇹
Portugal ❤️
You know what I need to tweet? Jota prop! 96% pass accuracy tonight, becoming really good at passing, he'll be good on the wing next season with Nunez up front

Is Cristiano Ronaldo leading Portugal towards UEFA Nations League glory?

Cristiano Ronaldo could take his Portuguese side to the knockout stages
Cristiano Ronaldo could take his Portuguese side to the knockout stages

Some players might have issues with the UEFA Nations League given that it gives players more fixtures to handle during the calendar year. Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne recently stated that the Nations League was not an important campaign as seen in the Daily Mail:

"For me, the Nations League is unimportant. We have to play those matches, but it's a kind of practice campaign. Everyone has had a very tough season. As soon as we are on the field, we do what we have to do. Then I want to win. Other than that, I don't have much to say about it."

But it also gives teams the opportunity to experiment and play for something at stake instead of your standard international friendly.

Portugal have performed admirably this campaign, having conceded just one goal since the Spain draw.

Fernando Santos' side have scored eight goals thus far and are proving why many have them among the favorites to win the World Cup later this year.

They have positioned themselves to be in the running for the Nations League as they now sit two points clear of Spain.

Next up for Selecao das Quinas is a trip to the Stade de Geneve to face Switzerland, who they destroyed in 4-0 in the home fixture. They will be looking to continue their unbeaten run and come closer to qualifying for the Nations League knockout rounds next summer.

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Edited by Puranjay Dixit


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