Portugal beat Netherlands to win first UEFA Nations League




Portugal

Portugal has become the first ever UEFA Nations League winners, after narrowingly beating the Netherlands with a solitary goal thanks to a deft finish by Gonçalo Guedes.

The finals which took place at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto was filled with a dazzling red colors of portuguese supporters.

15 minutes into the second half, portugal break the deadlock through the silky skill of bernando silva into the Dutch defence and finding Goncalo Guedes who rocketed the ball passed the keeper.

The Netherlands despite having most of the possession, felt short in proving much threat with their advantages in portugal’s penalty box.

Ronaldo, coming off a hat trick in the semi finals, was well guarded by the dutch defence. Moments for the juventus star to grab the headlines through a free kick went wide.

Goncalo Guedes scored the winner early in the second half to give Portugal its first trophy since the 2016 European Championship.

The hosts’ victory in UEFA’s newest competition denied the Netherlands its first trophy since the 1988 European Championship. 

The revamped Dutch team was seeking some redemption after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship.




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