Top scorer day in the Nations League
Ronaldo conjures up against Switzerland – Haaland with a double
6/6/2022 12:57 AM
Portugal beat Switzerland, key factor: Cristiano Ronaldo who can convert two goals. For Norway, Erling Haaland closed his net against Sweden. And the super talent of Barcelona Gavi sets a record against the Czech Republic.
Led by the outstanding Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese footballers outperformed Switzerland in the Nations League. The former European champion beat the Swiss 4-0 (3-0) in Lisbon on Sunday thanks to a brace from exceptional player Ronaldomet. In front of his mother in the stands, the 37-year-old Manchester United striker scored in the 35th and 39th minutes to make it 3-0 at the break.
Previously, 2019 Nations League winner William Carvalho (15) put the 2019 Nations League winner in front after Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kopel rebounded with only Ronaldo’s free kick. Joao Cancelo (68) made the score 4-0. This success saw Portugal top in the second group of League “A” after beating Spain 1-1 at the start, and the Swiss, with four Bundesliga professionals in the starting lineup, are still without a point.
The Czech Republic tied for second, and despite taking a lead twice, managed to win 2-2 (1-1) over Spain in Prague and defeat Switzerland 2-1 on the first day of the match. Jacob Pesek (4′) and Jan Kochta (66′) put the hosts ahead, and Jaffe (45′ + 3′) and Inigo Martinez (90′) tied. Barca’s super talented Jaffe has become the youngest goalscorer in Silesia at 17 years and 304 days, surpassing the mark of fellow club mate Ansu Fati since 2020 by seven days.
The winner of the match in the Scandinavian duel between Sweden and Norway was again Erling Haaland. Dortmund converted a penalty kick for the first time in Solna (20th minute), and in the 69th minute he also scored the second goal to make Norway 2-1 (1-0). Anthony Ilanga’s goal (90+2) came too late for Sweden.
In the second match of the evening in Group B4, Serbia, participating in the World Cup, beat Slovenia 4-1 (1-1). Captain Aleksandar Mitrovic (24), Sergey Milinkovic-Savic (56 minutes) and former Frankfurt player Luka Jovic (85) scored a header from close range. The former Hertha player Nemanja Radungic scored the final score (90 + 2). Full-back Petar Stojanovic succeeded with Slovenia with a superb shot (30th place). Norway, who meet Slovenia on Thursday, topped the group with six points. Sweden and Serbia, who meet on Thursday, play in second and third places with three points.