NEWS
Sunday June 9 2019
Nations League: Portugal take the trophy

Portugal have won the first ever Nations League trophy after beating the Netherlands in the Final with a Goncalo Guedes strike.

England took the bronze medal in this inaugural edition of the Nations League, needing sudden death penalties to get the better of Switzerland.

Jasper Cillessen needed saves on Bruno Fernandes and a Cristiano Ronaldo glancing header, as Portugal dominated the first half with 12 shots on goal compared to none for the Dutch side.

The siege eventually found a way through when Cillessen got his hands to a Goncalo Guedes screamer from the edge of the box, but couldn’t keep it out.

Atalanta’s Marten de Roon’s rocket skimmed the crossbar and the first genuine Rui Patricio save was on 82 minutes, denying Donny van de Beek from close range.

Portugal 1-0 Netherlands

Goncalo Guedes 60 (P)

Portugal: Rui Patricio; Semedo, Ruben Dias, Fonte, Guerreiro; Danilo, William Carvalho (Ruben Neves 92), Bruno Fernandes (Joao Moutinho 81); Ronaldo, Goncalo Guedes (Rafa Silva 75), Bernardo Silva

Netherlands: Cillessen; Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Blind; De Roon (L de Jong), F de Jong, Wijnaldum; Bergwijn (Van de Beek 60), Depay, Babel (Promes 46)

Ref: Mallenco (ESP)

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