A place in the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League Finals will be on the horizon as Portugal host Group A opponents Spain in Friday’s match on Tuesday. On day five, Fernando Santos’ men secured a bold 4-0 win over the Czech Republic (September 24). Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Jota each scored one while Diogo Dalot scored a superb brace. Spain, who went into their fifth game as the top team of Group 2, suffered a 1-2 defeat to Switzerland, allowing Portgual to claim a spot at the summit.
With the Navigators involved in such an important match, the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo is beyond any reasonable doubt. The Manchester United superstar is known for stepping up in the big games and will once again look forward to leading his side bravely from the start.
Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a nosebleed after his collision with Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik on Saturday. But that’s unlikely to stop men’s football’s all-time leading scorer from showing up in Portugal’s penultimate match ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Santos’ men, who are on 10 points from five games, require a point to continue as the winning team in group 2. Spain, who are on 8 points, need a win to continue to the inner circle.
Ronaldo, 37, has so far played 190 games for Portugal across all competitions, scoring 117 goals and 43 assists.
Cristiano Ronaldo counts on support from Portugal fans in crucial clash with Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored Diogo Jota’s 82nd-minute goal against the Czech Republic, has called on his countrymen to return to their side in the UEFA Nations League clash with La Roja.
Coach Luis Enrique’s team will be eager to get a positive result in the penultimate match before the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Playing at home at Estadio Municipal, the home team will be counting on the cheers of the fans. pellets.
Ronaldo, the most popular sports icon on Instagram, went viral on his own through a post on the platform on Monday (September 26).
His caption (translated into English) reads:
“As always, tomorrow we look forward to your tireless support! Come on Portugal! “