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Ronaldo suffers bloodied nose in Portugal vs Czech Republic clash

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During Portugal’s Nations League match against Czech Republic on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo collided with goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik and suffered injuries.

The star player for Portugal leapt to meet a high ball, but the goalkeeper caught him and gave him a nasty blow to the face. The attacker needed a plaster across his nose because he was bleeding from his face.

The 37-year-old was knocked down in the first few minutes of the game, which would have worried Portugal coach Fernando Santos and his team, but he was able to continue playing.

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The Manchester United forward is a crucial component of Portugal’s hopes for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, and their Nations League match on Saturday is a crucial part of their preparations for the competition.

Tuesday’s Nations League match between Portugal and Spain will feature Ronaldo and other top Portuguese athletes.