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Portugal's Gonçalo Guedes (centre) celebrates with his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo (left) after scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League match against the Czech Republic, at the Jose Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon. Image Credit: AP

Lisbon: Portugal defender Joao Cancelo and winger Goncalo Guedes scored in five first-half minutes as they secured a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic in their UEFA Nations League clash on Thursday.

Cancelo put the 2019 champions in front in the 33rd minute of the League A Group 2 contest, blasting the ball past Czech goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek from a tight angle after good work on the right before Guedes struck.

Top spot

The Valencia forward found himself in space and tucked in from a similar position to Cancelo to double Portugal’s lead as Fernando Santos’s side tightened their grip on top spot in the group with seven points from three matches.

Portugal travel to Switzerland on Sunday, having sealed an emphatic 4-0 home victory in their previous meeting.