Hosts Portugal took on the Netherlands in the inaugural UEFA Nations League at Estádio do Dragão, home of FC Porto since 2003. Estádio do Dragão also has been used as the home of Portugal for select matches.
The Dutch had more possession while the hosts, Portugal made most of their possession having 7 shots on target while The Netherlands had only one shot on target.
Virgil Van Dijk had an exceptional game by blocking everything that was thrown at him. Portugal took advantage of their inexperienced opponents whose average age was 25.8.
Portugal dominated midfield forcing The Netherlands squad to play backward and sideways.
Gonçalo Guedes unleashed his right foot to put hosts in the lead in the 61st minute. The Shot was an absolute rocket, Cillessen got his hand to it but could not stop the ball from crossing the line.
CR7 fans can now rejoice as their man has two major national victories to his name while Messi doesn’t have any. Thus helping CR7 fans win the argument for GOAT claim. Messi will be in action with Argentina this summer at Copa America.
Elsewhere England beat Switzerland and finished the 3rd in Nations League. The match couldn’t be decided even after extra time.