Switzerland retained place in League A, Nations League

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Switzerland retained their place in League A of the Nations League by beating Czech Republic 2-1,

who were relegated.

Jaroslav Silhavy’s Czech side created plenty of chances in the first half,

hitting the woodwork twice but they found themselves 2-0 down when the Swiss scored two quickfire goals.

The Swiss national team will be looking for their third win in a row,

while the visitors will try to end their negative run of three straight defeats.

Here you will find all the information you need to know about this game,

including how to watch it on TV or live stream in your country.

Although the most interesting game of this Matchday 6 is the one between Portugal and Spain,

this duel is no less interesting as both teams fight to avoid relegation.

The locals come from a great victory against the Spanish,

their first victory on Spanish soil,

and that allowed them to reach 6 points.

With that score, they surpassed the Czech Republic by 2 points,

who come from having a horrible performance against Portugal,

against whom they lost 4-0,

thus remaining in last position and with the obligation to win in order to avoid relegation. No other result serves the Czechs,

and that is why they will surely look more aggressive.

Remo Freuler headed in from close range when his run into the box wasn’t tracked,

then Breel Embolo doubled the hosts’ advantage straight from the kick-off after the Czech midfield gave the ball away cheaply.

Patrik Schick pulled one back on the stroke of half-time,

blasting one into the top corner from a low cross.

The visitors continued to try to find a way

back into the game and were given a penalty when Schick was fouled. Tomas Soucek stepped up,

but his spot kick was saved excellently by Yann Sommer.

In the closing stages,

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Ruben Vargas saw a goal ruled out for offside followed by the Czechs hitting the post again this time via a Jan Kutcha header.

Czech Republic played reasonably well throughout but to go 2-0 down and needing three goals in a must win game for them

– the writing seemed on the wall. Schick’s strike gave them hope and all of sudden there was belief in the second half.

They continued to knock on the door and the penalty given on the hour mark was there chance to equalise and begin a frantic finish.

However,

it was a weak strike from the Czech captain Soucek and the Swiss have a top keeper in Sommer, who got down well to save it.

From that point on it felt like desperation and when they hit the post for the third time in the closing stages

It’s easy to hand player of the match to the goalkeeper

He made a number of good stops in the match and he commanded his box and defence perfectly. With the height of Soucek,

Schick and Kutcha the Czechs wanted to cross the ball a lot and he claimed so many crosses easing the pressure on his defence.

Switzerland will meet the Czech Republic in Nations League

action on Tuesday from Kybunpark as both clubs look to escape relegation from the top division. Switzerland is coming off a 2-1 win over Spain,

while the Czech Republic is coming off a tough 4-0 loss to Portugal.

This will be another great day of Nations League action,

here is everything you need to know to watch and stream the match today.

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