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)



60′ Portugal G. Guedes


Portugal Lineups

1 Rui Patrício
20 Nélson Semedo
6 José Fonte
4 Rúben Dias
5 Raphaël Guerreiro
16 Bruno Fernandes
13 Danilo Pereira
14 William Carvalho
10 Bernardo Silva
7 Cristiano Ronaldo
17 Gonçalo Guedes


Netherlands Lineups

1 Jasper Cillessen
22 Denzel Dumfries
3 Matthijs De Ligt
4 Virgil van Dijk
17 Daley Blind
15 Marten de Roon
21 Frenkie de Jong
8 Georginio Wijnaldum
7 Steven Bergwijn
10 Memphis Depay
9 Ryan Babel

Portugal – Netherlands Match Statistics



18 Shots Total 4
7 Shots on goal 1
6 Shots off goal 2
5 Shots blocked 1
7 Shots inside box 3
11 Shots outside box 1
6 Fouls 13
10 Corners 4
2 Offsides 2
3 Saves 6
43% Possession Time 57%
447 Passes Total 568
370 Accurate Passes 487
83% Accurate Passes% 86%


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