Against the Czechs on Thursday night, the best Portuguese player on the pitch was a Manchester player, but he wore the No. 10 and played a notch below Cristiano Ronaldo. Bernardo Silva, who was stationed in the midfield in front of Ruben Neves and along with William Carvalho, never faltered in the defensive stages and scored two Portuguese goals, allowing Chelsea to take the lead alone in their league team.
Leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo had a tough evening, but the former Monacos was decisive for the first time in his club friend Joao Cancello’s opening game. After the mix between the two teammates on the right wing, full-back Jindrich found Stonek facing up and sent a powerful shot into the net on the opposite side from a tight angle. Surprised? Not really. This season, the former Joe is a Manchester City player who has shot more times on goal (81 shots attempted).
Five minutes later, Bernardo Silva took charge again, then found Ruben Neves on the edge of the offside, who started Gonzalo Guedes deep. Former Parisian Victoria Pleason had to cross his shot from the inside of his right foot to double the lead and trick the race.
On the contrary, the Czech players were never really dangerous and ended up with an off-target shot by Vaklav Zureka (60th) against two counter-attacks. Seren, Fernando Santos, seven minutes later, when Ronaldo left, found the 118th goal on the field and allowed his metronome to be released. In vain, so lonely at the peak, forced to relocate, “CR7”, the dual editor against Switzerland three days ago, can not really manage to worry about the Czech defense.
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