PORTUGAL CLAIM MAIDEN EDITION OF UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE

In Football 2019-06-10 14:26:28
PORTUGAL CLAIM MAIDEN EDITION OF UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE
PORTUGAL CLAIM MAIDEN EDITION OF UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE

The trophy is Portugal's second since winning the Euros in 2016

Portugal have won the maiden edition of the Nations League, after
defeating The Netherlands 1-0 at Estadio do Dragao.

 

The trophy is Portugal's second since winning the Euros in 2016.
Goncalo Guedes' second half strike gave Fernando Santos' side a narrow
victory in Porto.

 

The Valencia winger smashed in the winner in the 60th
minute from the edge of the area following a clever cutback by Bernardo
Silva.

 

Portugal are now unbeaten in their last 10 games.

 

With both Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Dijk winning silverware for their club sides in the just concluded season, the final was billed as a clash of two influential captains, alas, it was Goncalo Guedes who stole the headlines after rifling home past Cillesen from just outside the area.

 

Speaking after the game, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said, "for the last five years, we have been an almost indestructible family who know what we are capable if doing. we knew we could win the match."