Football: Soccer-Cancelo, Guedes strike as Portugal ease past Czech Republic

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal defender Joao Cancelo and winger Goncalo Guedes scored in 5 first-half minutes as they secured a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic of their UEFA Nations League conflict on Thursday.

Cancelo put the 2019 champions in entrance within the thirty third minute of the League A Group 2 contest, blasting the ball past Czech goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek from a good angle after good work on the proper earlier than Guedes struck.

The Valencia ahead discovered himself in area and tucked in from the same place to Cancelo to double Portugal’s lead as Fernando Santos’s aspect tightened their grip on high spot within the group with seven factors from three matches.

Portugal journey to Switzerland on Sunday, having sealed an emphatic 4-0 dwelling victory of their earlier assembly.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, enhancing by Ed Osmond)

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