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No Ronaldo, no problem! Stand-in Diogo Jota insists he felt 'no pressure' as he fired Portugal to a fine win while his country's all-time top scorer watched on TV in isolation after positive Covid-19 test Diogo Jota scored two and claimed an assist in a fine 3-0 win over Sweden Portugal boss Fernando Santos handed him a seventh cap in Nations League game after Cristiano Ronaldo returned to following positive Covid test Ex-Wolves man hailed his performance as 'one of my best for my country' Portugal are joint top of the Nations League Group Three, level with France 

By Charlie Walker For Mailonline

Published: 13:32 BST, 15 October 2020 | Updated: 13:32 BST, 15 October 2020

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Liverpool forward Diogo Jota starred for Portugal in their Nations League win over Sweden and insists he felt no nerves deputising for his nation's all-time top-scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 23-year-old certainly didn't show any sign of pressure as he bagged two goals and an assist in the 3-0 victory over Sweden.

Jota was drafted into the national team by manager Fernando Santos for only his seventh cap and he seized the opportunity with Ronaldo watching on television at home in , following a positive test for coronavirus on Monday.

Diogo Jota said he felt no nerves standing in for Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal's victory

Diogo Jota said he felt no nerves standing in for Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal's victory

Jota scored twice against Sweden, including this strike, and made a goal for Bernardo Silva

Jota scored twice against Sweden, including this strike, and made a goal for Bernardo Silva

'It was an excellent night, and one of my best performances for my country,' Jota told goal.com, after the Nations League encounter at Portugal's Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.

'There was no pressure to replace Ronaldo. We are professionals and, if the boss chooses 11 players to enter the field,

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