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Twitter explodes as Diogo Dalot nets brace to help Cristiano Ronaldoโ€™s Portugal secure 4-0 win over Czech Republic

Portugal fans celebrate massive win over the Czech Republic
Portugal fans celebrate massive win over the Czech Republic

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal romped to a 4-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the UEFA Nations League on September 24 to send Twitter into hysteria.

Fernando Santos' side's win never seemed in doubt as they dominated a Czech side who were vulnerable defensively.

The warning signs were there that Portugal were going to be a real threat for the Czech defense to deal with.

Centre-back Ruben Dias hit the side netting in just the 10th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo collided with Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik moments later and would nurse a nose injury for the remainder of the match.

Jaroslav ล ilhavรฝ's side broke brilliantly in the 30th minute when Vladimir Coufal sent in a delightful cross but Antonin Barak mistimed his header.

Portugal took the lead just two minutes later when Diogo Dalot got on the end of Rafael Leao's astute pass to bag his first international goal.

Portugal scored again on the brink of half-time. Mario Rui's sublime through ball found Bruno Fernandes who could make no mistake from a mere five yards out.

Cristiano Ronaldo was then involved for the wrong reasons when VAR adjudged him to have handballed in his own box.

The legendary forward's blushes were spared when Patrik Schick blazed his penalty over the bar.

It was much of the same in the second half with Santos' men dominating proceedings and Dalot grabbed his second of the game in the 52nd minute.

The Manchester United right-back cut inside and sent a delightful left-footed effort past the helpless Vaclik.

Liverpool's Diogo Jota got in on the action with a header in the 82nd minute following Cristiano Ronaldo's flick on from a corner.

There were several more chances for either side but Portugal ran out deserved winners and now sit top of League A Group 2 after Spain's surprise defeat to Switzerland.

Here are some reactions from fans on Twitter who were delighted with the win but clearly believe Cristiano Ronaldo should have been more involved:

United better lock Dalot in a room when he gets back from internationals and not let him out till heโ€™s signed a new contract
2-0 Portugal.BRUNO FERNANDES DOUBLES THE LEAD! The Manchester United players are delivering for Portugal tonight. https://t.co/XTbPOLHidS
Diogo Dalotโ€™s first half by numbers vs. Czech Republic:100% long balls completed 100% aerial duels won 97% pass accuracy 41 touches 1 shot on target 1 goal Scores his first international goal for Portugal. โœ… https://t.co/7l3yNvdWLX
Portugal look the real deal. Strong defence, strong midfield, good going forward... They might just win the World Cup
Ronaldo is starving his fans real bad this year
This Cristiano Ronaldo decline is so daamn hard to watch maahn๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Diogo Dalot 2 goals โšฝโšฝDiogo Jota 1 goal โšฝFor Portugal what a Diogo night ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #CZEPOR
Diogoal Jotaโšฝ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ
the hunger for success in Ronaldo is beyond me. 37 still chasing and trying to get the ball and score and with a bang on his nose with Portugal 3-0 up. An inspiration and model for all of us.Head assist when his nose is still in blood .....DAWG https://t.co/EDKvgvYplN
Ronaldo with a broken nose setting up Jota for his goal reminds me of how heโ€™s the second best playmaker in history.The most underrated playmaker of all times๐Ÿ˜”
Diogo Dalot is only 115 goals away from breaking Ronaldoโ€™s Portugal goal scoring record https://t.co/02ZcXtqqpI
๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ๐—˜. ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ“ˆ @DalotDiogo #VesteABandeira #WearTheFlag https://t.co/jdyGtuIejQ
"BrUnO FeRnAnDeS dOeSn'T fEaTuReD oR pErFoRm fOr PoRtUgAl. MoUnT aNd SaKa iS bEtTeR" ๐Ÿคช twitter.com/FernandesZone/โ€ฆ
I like the new Portugal team. They now press when they lose the ball. Fernando Santos is cooking. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ”ฅ
Starring on Saturday night ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นTwo goals for @DalotDiogo โœ”๏ธA goal and an assist for @B_Fernandes8 โœ”๏ธ#MUFC || #NationsLeague https://t.co/WYaeijSO7I
@selecaoportugal @DalotDiogo @B_Fernandes8 Argentina praying they donโ€™t come up against Portugal!
Why does Ronaldo team mates no longer pass the ball him? I don't know what those players are thinking but He's still Ronaldo. Pass the damn ball to him, Bruno and co.๐Ÿคท๐Ÿ™
Is Cristiano playing?.... bro how sour is this guy that he didn't celebrate jotas goal... cause he misheaded the ball.... who needs that guy seriously every team he plays on plays better without him... Portugal front 3 has to be leao jota Bernardo
@selecaoportugal @DalotDiogo Ronaldo helping his country win ๐Ÿ’ฏโค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal look a real threat ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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Ronaldo didn't score in tonight's game but his team were a real joy to watch as they mauled a defensively disappointing Czech Republic side.

The performances of Dalot, Fernandes and Rui particularly caught the eye, with the full-backs playing in the absence of their usual starter Joao Cancelo.

It bodes well for Santos' side ahead of the World Cup as they look to win the trophy for the first time in their history.

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