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Portugal Ousts Netherlands To Lift The UEFA Nations League

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

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, Portugal.

The host nation had been tipped as favourites ahead of the inaugural edition of the UEFA Nations League and they lived up to that billing, adding another major silverware to their European Championship triumph which they achieved three years ago.

Cristiano Ronaldo had netted a hat-trick in the 3-1 semi-final win over Switzerland but couldn't get another in the final. However, his presence on the pitch was a handful for Virgil Van Dijk and De Ligt. Both defenders couldn't offer anything going forward as there was a Cristiano lurking behind.

Portugal Ousts Netherlands To Lift The UEFA Nations League

It was left to Guedes to settle matters. After exchanging passes with Bernardo Silva, the Valencia Striker smashed one home from the edge of the box. Jasper Cillessen could have done better in keeping that out of his goal.