Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 to win inaugural UEFA Nations League title

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Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 to lift inaugural UEFA Nations League title courtesy of a solitary goal by Goncalo Guedes in the final on Sunday.

Shared News| Updated: June 10, 2019 9:31:35 am
Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 to lift inaugural UEFA Nations League title.

Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 to lift inaugural UEFA Nations League title. The 2016 Euro Cup champions became the first team to win UEFA’s Nations League competition when a well-crafted goal by Goncalo Guedes gave them a 1-0 win over Netherlands in the finals on Sunday.

Guedes, preferred to Joao Felix in the starting lineup, nutmegged an opponent, exchanged passes with Bernando Silva and then beat goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a shot from the edge of the area right at the hour mark.

Portugal had less possession but were more dangerous throughout the game as they added another trophy to the Euro 2016 title they won three years ago with a 1-0 win against hosts France, also under coach Fernando Santos.

The Dutch only got going after Portugal scored and did threaten several times but only to be denied by Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio from finding an equaliser.



 

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