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Eddy Tora 17 Jun 2024
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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 130 goals in 207 internationals (Getty)

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Portugal won all ten qualifiers, Cristiano Ronaldo helping himself to ten goals. Czech Republic have been playing well, but this is a big step up in class, Ronaldo to score in a win for Portugal.
  • Portugal vs Czech Republic Preview
  • Stats
  • Head to Head
  • Previous Meetings
  • Portugal Form
  • Portugal Squad & Team News
  • Czech Republic Form

Stats


  • Portugal have won 13 of their last 15 matches.
  • Portugal have conceded 8 goals in their last 5 matches.
  • Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 7 goals in his last 6 internationals.
  • Portugal have won their last 4 matches against Czech Republic.
  • Czech Republic have scored in 11 of their last 12 matches.
  • Czech Republic have lost 8 of their last 14 matches (European Championship).

Head to Head


Portugal have a 4-1 advantage against Czech Republic.

They last met in the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League group stage, Portugal winning 2-0 in Lisbon and 4-0 in Prague.

Previous Meetings


Date
Competition
Home Team
Score
Away Team
24.09.2022 UEFA Nations League A Czech Republic 0-4 Portugal
09.06.2022 UEFA Nations League A Portugal 2-0 Czech Republic
21.06.2012 EURO 2012 Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal
11.06.2008 EURO 2008 Czech Republic 1-3 Portugal
23.06.1996 EURO 1996 Czech Republic 1-0 Portugal

Portugal Form


Portugal won all ten European Championship qualifiers, nine of those victories coming with clean sheets. The only time they conceded was in a 3-2 victory against Slovakia.

The Seleção played two friendlies in March, starting with a 5-2 win against Sweden. They suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat in Slovenia, conceding two goals in the final 20 minutes.

Roberto Martinez’s side tested themselves three times before Euro 2024, beginning by beating Finland 4-2 with Bruno Fernandes scoring twice. They lost 2-1 to Croatia, Diogo Jota equalising in the second half.

Portugal built some confidence after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Republic of Ireland. João Félix’s deflected strike set them off, Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the woodwork in the first half and scoring twice in the second half.

Portugal Squad & Team News


Position
Player
Caps
Goals
Club
Goalkeeper Rui Patrício 108 0 Roma
Goalkeeper José Sá 2 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Goalkeeper Diogo Costa 22 0 Porto
Defender Nélson Semedo 30 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Defender Pepe 137 8 Porto
Defender Rúben Dias 56 3 Manchester City
Defender Diogo Dalot 20 2 Manchester United
Defender Gonçalo Inácio 9 2 Sporting CP
Defender Nuno Mendes 23 0 Paris Saint-Germain
Defender João Cancelo 54 10 Barcelona
Defender António Silva 11 0 Benfica
Midfielder João Palhinha 27 2 Fulham
Midfielder Bruno Fernandes 67 22 Manchester United
Midfielder Bernardo Silva 89 11 Manchester City
Midfielder Danilo Pereira 73 2 Paris Saint-Germain
Midfielder João Neves 7 0 Benfica
Midfielder Matheus Nunes 14 2 Manchester City
Midfielder Rúben Neves 47 0 Al Hilal
Midfielder Vitinha 17 0 Paris Saint-Germain
Forward Cristiano Ronaldo 207 130 Al Nassr
Forward Gonçalo Ramos 13 8 Paris Saint-Germain
Forward João Félix 39 8 Barcelona
Forward Rafael Leão 27 4 AC Milan
Forward Diogo Jota 39 14 Liverpool
Forward Pedro Neto 7 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Forward Francisco Conceição 2 0 Porto

João Mário, Toti Gomes and Bruma miss out after being called up in March.

Raphaël Guerreiro and Francisco Trincão are injured. Matheus Nunes was called up to replace Otávio.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 130 goals in 207 appearances.

Czech Republic Form


Czech Republic won five of their eight European Championship qualifiers. They finished equal on points with Albania, earning second spot in Group E and a ticket to Germany.

Despite guiding his side to Euro 2024, manager Jaroslav Silhavy left after five years in charge, replaced by Ivan Hasek who previously had the top job in 2009.

Hasek has won all four friendlies in charge, starting with a 2-1 win in Norway and 2-1 victory over Armenia in Prague where they overturned a 1-0 deficit.

The Czech side saw Mojmir Chytil score twice in a 7-1 thrashing of Malta, ending with a 2-1 win against North Macedonia thanks to Antonin Barak’s 98th minute penalty.

Czech Republic Squad & Team News


Position
Player
Caps
Goals
Club
Goalkeeper Jindřich Staněk 10 0 Slavia Prague
Goalkeeper Matěj Kovář 2 0 Bayer Leverkusen
Goalkeeper Vítězslav Jaroš 1 0 Sturm Graz
Defender David Zima 21 1 Slavia Prague
Defender Tomáš Holeš 28 2 Slavia Prague
Defender Robin Hranáč 3 0 Viktoria Plzen
Defender Vladimír Coufal 42 1 West Ham United
Defender Martin Vitík 2 0 Sparta Prague
Defender David Douděra 9 1 Slavia Prague
Defender David Jurásek 9 1 TSG Hoffenheim
Defender Ladislav Krejčí 10 3 Sparta Prague
Defender Tomáš Vlček 2 0 Slavia Prague
Midfielder Antonín Barák 41 11 Fiorentina
Midfielder Petr Ševčík 15 0 Slavia Prague
Midfielder Lukáš Provod 19 2 Slavia Prague
Midfielder Václav Černý 16 6 VfL Wolfsburg
Midfielder Ondřej Lingr 15 1 Feyenoord
Midfielder Lukáš Červ 1 0 Viktoria Plzen
Midfielder Tomáš Souček 69 12 West Ham United
Midfielder Pavel Šulc 3 0 Viktoria Plzen
Midfielder Matěj Jurásek 2 1 Slavia Prague
Forward Adam Hložek 32 2 Bayer Leverkusen
Forward Patrik Schick 38 19 Bayer Leverkusen
Forward Jan Kuchta 21 3 Sparta Prague
Forward Mojmír Chytil 14 6 Slavia Prague
Forward Tomáš Chorý 5 2 Viktoria Plzen

Jaroslav Zelený and Adam Gabriel were left out of the squad.

Jakub Brabec withdrew, Michal Sadilek and Lukas Sadilek out injured.

Patrik Schick has scored 19 goals in 38 appearances.

Verdict

Portugal won all ten qualifiers, scoring 36 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo netting ten in nine appearances. Ronaldo can score first and guide Portugal to victory at Euro 2024.

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