Portugal have jumped to the top of their Nations League group with a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic 2-0, while Spain earned a first win by edging past struggling Switzerland 1-0.
The win gave Portugal, the inaugural champions in 2019, a two-point buffer over Spain after three matches in the top-tier group.
It was the second consecutive win for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal after they opened with a draw against Spain, last year’s runner-up to France.
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The Spaniards ended their winless run with the victory over last-place Switzerland, who have lost all of their matches.
Portugal opened the scoring with Joao Cancelo’s low shot from a narrow angle in the 33rd minute, and Goncalo Guedes added to the lead five minutes later from inside the area after an assist by Bernardo Silva.
Spain got on the board in the 13th minute with Pablo Sarabia redirecting a cross by Marcos Llorente for a goal that had to be confirmed by video review to check for offside.
It was the teams’ first meeting since Spain defeated the Swiss on penalties in the quarter-finals of the European Championship last year.
Portugal will close play in the June international window in Switzerland on Sunday, while Spain host the Czech Republic.
The group winners make it to the Final Four, while the last-placed teams will be relegated.
In the second-tier League B, Erling Haaland drew a blank in Norway’s 0-0 home draw with Slovenia. Haaland arrived as one of the Nations League’s leading scorers with three goals.
Norway lead Group 4 while Slovenia, who went a man down from the 63rd after Miha Blazic was sent off, are bottom.
Serbia won 1-0 at Sweden with a goal from Luka Jovic to jump to second, three points ahead of the Swedes.
In League C, Kosovo defeated Northern Ireland 3-2, Greece routed Cyprus 3-0, Gibraltar drew 1-1 with Bulgaria and Georgia defeated North Macedonia 3-0.
Georgia’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Greece’s Tasos Bakasetas each scored to join Haaland and Turkey’s Serdar Dursun with three goals.
Estonia won 2-1 at Malta in League D.