trap match for Spain in Prague and very hot Scandinavian duel
The Czech Republic, leaders of their Nations League group, host Spain as part of the second day of the competition on Sunday, which will see Sweden and Erling Haaland’s Norway in the lower tier face off in a epic duel.
Winners of Switzerland (2-1) on Thursday, the Czechs, quarter-finalists of the Euro last summer, have no stars but hope to torture the Spaniards, dominating against Portugal, but not effective enough to win (1-1), despite eleven attempted shots.
« It’s going to be a very difficult game for us because Spain have a great coach, but we started well against Switzerland so it reinforces what we are capable of doing, » Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik told the Spanish daily. Marca on the eve of the match.
Portugal will host Switzerland at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon. The two teams had already met in the semi-finals of the 2018-2019 Nations League with a 3-1 victory for Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammates.
In League B, Sweden will host Norway in Solna for a clash between the two leaders of Group 4 of League B after their respective successes in Slovenia (2-0) and Serbia (1-0).
The Swedes, qualified for the 2022 World Cup, have won their last ten home games and hope to continue their series against the Norwegians of Erling Haaland, the future Manchester United player, scorer in Serbia.
This opposition is a classic between two countries which have faced each other 108 times, with a favorable balance sheet for the Swedes, winners 59 times, for 24 successes for Norway.
The program of the League of Nations matches scheduled for Sunday June 5
(8:45 p.m.) Czech Republic – Spain
Portugal – Switzerland
(8:45 p.m.) Serbia – Slovenia
Sweden – Norway
(6:00 p.m.) Cyprus – Northern Ireland
(8:45 p.m.) Kosovo – Greece
(6:00 p.m.) Gibraltar – North Macedonia
(8:45 p.m.) Bulgaria – Georgia
(3:00 p.m.) San Marino – Malta