Portugal keeps winning in Nations League without Ronaldo

European champion Portugal sparkled despite the absence of its star forward, defeating Poland to move a step closer to the last four of the UEFA Nations League.

In two friendly games, Kylian Mbappe scored late to salvage a 2-2 draw for the world champions at home to Iceland, while two-goal Paco Alcacer helped Spain rout Wales 4-1 in Cardiff as the team claimed a third win in a row under new coach Luis Enrique.

With young Sevilla striker Andre Silva scoring again, Portugal won 3-2 in Chorzow to take control of Group 3 of the top-tier League A in Europe's newest competition.

Portugal now has six points from two games, five points ahead of Poland and Italy. Only the group winner advances to June's last four.

A draw between Poland and Italy in Chorzow on Sunday will guarantee Portugal as the group winner. Portugal plays a friendly in Scotland the same day.

"Overall we dominated," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. "Poland started well and scored, but we were able to take control and were deserved winners."

It was Portugal's third straight game without Ronaldo, who hasn't played an international since his transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer.

Ronaldo has also been the recent subject of rape allegations. The 33-year-old forward denies any wrongdoing.