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Goncalo Guedes' Lone Strike Wins Portugal Wins UEFA Nations League

Discussion in 'All National Team Competition' started by Arsenal boy, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Arsenal boy

    Arsenal boy New Member

    Portugal secured Nations League glory on Sunday as Goncalo Guedes' second-half strike earned a 1-0 victory over Netherlands at the Estadio do Dragao.

    The host nation had been touted as favourites ahead of the inaugural Finals and they lived up to that billing in Porto, adding more major silverware to their European Championship triumph three years ago.

    Cristiano Ronaldo had netted a hat-trick in the 3-1 semi-final win over Switzerland but he was kept relatively quiet on this occasion by Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt.

    Instead it was left to Guedes to settle matters, exchanging passes with Bernardo Silva and smashing home from the edge of the box, although Jasper Cillessen may feel he could have done better.
     
  2. Mercy

    Mercy Member

    Portugal was more serious in attack, they defended well and attacked with passion. Santos didn't want to take any gambles, he brought in a well experienced side, no wonder the Jao Felix's couldn't get chance. VVD and De Light were up to the task, so solid at the back, save for Bernardo Silvas individual brilliance that yielded that powerful shot into a goal. Netherlands were not sharp in the attack, I for one would think if De jong came in abit earlier, he would cause more problems to the Portuguese defence. Nonetheless the best team won. Congratulations to Portugal, Viva Portugal
     

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