Portugal vs Netherlands (1-0)
Portugal secured Nations League reputation on Sunday as Goncalo Guedes’ second-half strike earned a 1-0 finish over The Netherlands at the Estadio do Dragao.
The host nation had touted as favorites before the inaugural Finals and that they lived up to its request in port, adding additional major tableware to their European Championship triumph three years past.
Cristiano Ronaldo had webbed a hat-trick within the 3-1 semi-final persuade Svizzera. However, he was unbroken comparatively quiet on this occasion by Publius Vergilius Maro van Dijk and Matthijs Diamond State Light.
Instead, it was left to Guedes to settle things, exchanging passes with Bernardo forest and smashing home from the sting of the box, though opaque gem Cillessen could feel he may have done higher.
Cillessen, winning his fiftieth cap, was the busier goalkeeper within the gap 30 minutes, though he was solely known as upon to create a trio of routine saves – double from Bruno Fernandes long-range efforts either facet of gathering Jose Fonte’s header.
Fernandes remained a threat, curling narrowly over from the sting of the box because the hosts are continuing to seem likeliest to attain as the interval approached.
The Netherlands cheated once the break, and Rui Patricio got down neatly to thwart Georginio Wijnaldum, however, on the hour, Portugal had the goal their play due.
Guedes found a forest, which came to the ball with a nicely disguised pass, and also the Valencia people rifled into the bottom-right corner via the menus of Cillessen.
Patricio saved imposingly from Memphis Depay’s header as The Netherlands sought-after a swift response however the nighest they came was mustelid Diamond State Roon firing over from twenty yards as Portugal persevered to raise another significant international trophy.
Last Match: Portugal Vs Switzerland (3-1)
|3||Matthijs De Ligt|
|4||Virgil van Dijk|
|15||Marten de Roon|
|21||Frenkie de Jong|
Portugal – Netherlands Match Statistics
|7||Shots on goal||1|
|6||Shots off goal||2|
|7||Shots inside box||3|
|11||Shots outside box||1|