Nations League: Portugal beat Netherlands, lift title

Porto [Portugal]: Portugal defeated Netherlands by 1-0 to clinch the inaugural UEFA Nations League title here on Monday.

The game witnessed no goal in the first half. However, in the 60th minute, Goncalo Guedes handed over Portugal a one-goal lead which helped them earn the title. Netherlands, after a goal from Portugal, made desperate attempts to equalise the score but failed.

It was Guedes’s fourth goal in 17 appearances for Portugal and his first competitive international strike.

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The hosts were labelled as favourites in the final as they had shown scintillating performances in their recent matches which include their 3-1 victory over Switzerland in the semi-finals. During the semi-final match, Cristiano Ronaldo netted a hat-trick which helped them enter into the final.

Portugal’s Bernardo Silva was named as the player of the tournament. Moreover, this was Ronaldo’s 29th career trophy.


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