During Portugal's Nations League match against Czech Republic, Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in a frightening incident that left him bruised and confused. After a violent collision with Tomas Vaclik, the goalkeeper for the Czech Republic, he was left bloodied and worse for wear. During the second half of the game, Ronaldo was attempting to attack a cross in the area when the two clashed. Ronaldo was knocked to the ground and required extensive care, but he was able to continue and finish the game after being patched on the sidelines.
Portugal moved to the top of their group with a convincing 4-0 victory over the Czech Republic in Prague. The team of Fernando Santos scored twice in the opening period, with Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes each scoring once. Cristiano Ronaldo's handball earned the Czech Republic a penalty in the last seconds of the first half, giving them a great chance to trim their lead to one goal. However, Patrik Schick's shot flew way over the crossbar.
Dalot scored once more, and Diogo Jota scored for the first time for club or country since April to round out Portugal's annihilation with two more goals in the second half. The outcome understated Portugal a little bit because the Czechs may have been due at least one goal that evening. The outcome marked the Czech Republic's first defeat at home in more than two years, snapping an 11-game winning streak.
Following Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Spain today, the group is looking forward to two exciting games on Tuesday: Switzerland vs. Czech Republic and Portugal vs. Spain, which will be a direct play-off for a place in the finals.