Ronaldo out with Portugal! |
First a black eye, now a last-minute knockout
The final decision has been made!
Spain is the last group winner to enter the Final Four tournament for victory in the Nations League. A late 1-0 win against Portugal is enough for that.
For a long time everything looks like Portugal will move into the final tournament with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (37).
But then Spain struck in the 88th minute through Atlético striker Álvaro Morata (29) and overtook the Portuguese in Group 2.
It is also clear that Portugal cannot celebrate their second title in the Nations League this year after 2019. Also because Ronaldo missed another huge chance shortly after the Spaniards had taken the lead. In the previous group game, Ronaldo received a fist defense from Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik (33) in the face and fell bleeding to the ground. The black eye is clearly seen against Spain. Ronaldo: First a black eye, now a last-minute knockout
Spain, on the other hand, can continue to dream of the first triumph of the Nations Tournament.
Spain late into the final tournament!
Croatia, Italy and the Netherlands have previously qualified for the finals.
The final tournament will take place from June 14th to 18th, 2023 in one of the four participating countries. Two semi-finals will be played, a match for 3rd place and the final.
Erling Haaland and Norway, on the other hand, will play in the B league next season, as will Ukraine. The Norwegians miss out on promotion after losing 2-0 (1-0) to Serbia, who instead go up to the A-League. Dušan Vlahovic (42nd) and goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic (54th) score the goals in Oslo. Ukraine were held to a 0-0 draw by Scotland in Kraków, Poland, which sees the Scots gain promotion.
Switzerland, which has once again fielded numerous Bundesliga professionals, will also be represented in the A-League next season. Thanks to the 61-second goals of Remo Freuler (29th) and ex-Gladbacher Breel Embolo (30th), Switzerland wins 2-1 (2-1) against the Czech Republic and remains first-class. For the Czechs, who are relegated to the B-League, Leverkusen attacker Patrik Schick scores (45th). Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer also saves a penalty from Tomas Soucek.