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Portugal beat Holland to win inaugural Nations League

Posted Monday, June 10, 2019 by PA118 hits

Goncalo Guedes scored the only goal of the game as Portugal beat Holland to be crowned the first-ever Nations League champions.The final in Porto was not a game for the ages as a match billed as a battle between the two captains, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Dijk, was settled by Valencia forward Guedes on the hour mark.The 1-0 win was enough for the reigning European champions to add the ina...Full Story »

Portugal 1 Netherlands 0: Guedes delivers Nations League glory

Posted Monday, June 10, 2019 by Goal.com145 hits

The inaugural Nations League crown went to Portugal, who defeated Netherlands in front of a partisan Estadio do Dragao crowd on Sunday.       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. The host nation had been touted as favourites ahead of the inaugural Finals and they l...Full Story »

Portugal are more than Cristiano Ronaldo, warns Holland’s Daley Blind

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2019 by PA90 hits

Defender Daley Blind warned Holland they cannot afford to focus solely on the threat posed by Cristiano Ronaldo when they take on Portugal in the inaugural Nations League final.uThe Estadio do Dragao in Porto will host the European champions’ bid to secure silverware on home soil against Ronald Koeman’s rejuvenated Dutch side.Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal roared past Switzer...Full Story »

Top cop brands England fans ‘idiots’ after clashes with police tarnish Three Lions’ Nations League trip to Portugal

Posted Friday, June 07, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk164 hits

A TOP cop has branded a minority of England fans "idiots" after clashes with police tarnished the Nations League trip to Portugal. Tonight thousands packed out the stadium in Guimaraes as England went from elation to despair in a tense 3-1 semi-finals defeat. Trouble flared in Portugal on Wednesday night as England fans clashed with police Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, head of the UK f...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final

Posted Thursday, June 06, 2019 by PA130 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning hat-trick fired hosts Portugal into the Nations League final after a 3-1 win over Switzerland at the Estadio do Dragao.The Juventus forward opened the scoring with a fine free-kick after 25 minutes.Switzerland, though, equalised through a controversial penalty in the 56th minute.🇵🇹 Portugal are in the #NationsLeague final! 🎉🎉 ...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star went AWOL after Portugal injury… this is what he did

Posted Friday, March 29, 2019 by Express.co.uk147 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo, of Juventus, limped out of Portugal’s showdown with Serbia at the start of the week. The 34-year-old’s thigh injury is not severe, however, and he is expected to be fully fit and firing by the time the Old Lady meet Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final next month. Ronaldo was expected to return to Juventus for medical tests after the inte...Full Story »

Portugal 0 Ukraine 0: Ronaldo's comeback falls flat

Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019 by Goal.com117 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to international action on Friday, but he could not inspire Portugal to a win against Ukraine.   Cristiano Ronaldo was frustrated on his return to international duty as Portugal were held to a 0-0 draw by Ukraine in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier. Having not featured for Portugal since their defeat to Uruguay at World Cup 2018, Ronaldo was back for Friday'...Full Story »

Ronaldo ready for Portugal return in 2019

Posted Tuesday, January 01, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com120 hits

Portugal will be boosted by the return of Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in 2019. Cristiano Ronaldo vowed to return to the Portugal setup in 2019 after skipping his nation's matches following the World Cup. Ronaldo, 33, opted against adding to his 154 caps after Russia 2018, instead preferring to settle at Juventus. But the superstar forward, who has scored 15 goals in 24 games for Ju...Full Story »

Santos felt Portugal deserved draw that secured Nations League progression

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA96 hits

Portugal boss Fernando Santos felt his side deserved the point in Italy which earned them qualification for the Nations League finals.Santos’ side were without Cristiano Ronaldo again but they got the job done at San Siro to finish top of Group A3 ahead of Italy and relegated Poland.“It is a fair result because, from a moment in the second half, Portugal were better,” Santos to...Full Story »

Italy 0 - 0 Portugal: Portugal seal Nations League Finals spot after Italy stalemate

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA153 hits

Portugal sealed their place in the Nations League Finals after holding group rivals Italy to a goalless draw in Milan.Fernando Santos’s side, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo for their second-successive Group A3 clash, needed only a point to qualify and got the job done after showing little desire to win the match.It proved a frustrating evening for Roberto Mancini’s side, who had ...Full Story »

Italy vs Portugal - Chiellini revelling in the drama as he eyes his 100th cap

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA150 hits

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini is revelling in the drama of the Nations League as he eyes his 100th cap.The Juventus defender could reach the milestone against Portugal on Saturday exactly 14 years since he made his debut against Finland.Italy, second in the Nations League A3, need to win in Milan but if Portugal avoid defeat they will go through to the finals and Chiellini is enjoyin...Full Story »

Arsenal 0 - 0 Sporting Clube de Portugal: Danny Welbeck injury takes shine off Arsenal’s Europa League progress

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by PA160 hits

Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a goalless draw at home to 10-man Sporting Lisbon in a game overshadowed by a potentially serious ankle injury to England forward Danny Welbeck.A victory for Qarabag against Vorskla Poltava meant this 0-0 draw was enough to secure the Gunners’ progress from Group E as Sporting had Jeremy Mathieu sent off late on for scythi...Full Story »

Sporting Clube de Portugal 0 - 1 Arsenal: Arsenal win again as Danny Welbeck settles Europa League tie against Sporting

Posted Friday, October 26, 2018 by PA171 hits

Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal beat Europa League rivals Sporting Lisbon to extend their winning streak to 11 games.After a largely forgettable opening half, the Gunners gradually improved after the interval and took control of Group E with a 1-0 victory at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.Welbeck had already seen a header chalked off for a foul but he was on hand to steer ho...Full Story »

Scotland 1 - 3 Portugal: More misery for McLeish as Scotland well beaten by Portugal

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA130 hits

Scotland ended a difficult week in no better shape following a 3-1 defeat to Portugal in their low-key friendly at Hampden Park.Alex McLeish made six changes to the side which performed abysmally in the 2-1 Nations League defeat to Israel on Thursday night and they performed competently in a half-full stadium only for debutant Helder Costa to score for the visitors just before the break.However,...Full Story »

Scotland vs Portugal - Fernando Santos wary of Scotland backlash at Hampden

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA175 hits

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has warned his players that Scottish passion can pose them a problem at Hampden.Portugal moved five points clear in their Nations League group (A3) on Thursday when they won 3-2 in Poland without star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been rested as he fights to clear his name following allegations that he raped a woman in Las Vegas in 2009, claims he strongly...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad for games vs. Poland, Scotland

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by ESPN178 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo again was left out of the Portugal squad on Thursday, this time for games against Poland and Scotland later this month. Portugal coach Fernando Santos did not call up Ronaldo, the subject of a reopened investigation into an alleged rape in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Ronaldo has repeatedly denied the accusations. Santos said the Juventus forward also will not represent ...Full Story »

Portugal 1 - 0 Italy: Roberto Mancini: Italy were not outplayed by Portugal

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA176 hits

Italy coach Roberto Mancini insisted his side were not inferior to Portugal, despite slipping to a 1-0 Nations League defeat in Lisbon.The European champions, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their campaign under way with a slender victory in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed sid...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo misses out but Portugal open with win over Italy

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA73 hits

Portugal, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign under way with a 1-0 victory against Italy in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed side fielded by Roberto Mancini.After a dominant first-half display, the hosts finally made the breakthrough at the start of th...Full Story »

Portugal coach Santos wary of Italy threat in Nations League clash

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA112 hits

Fernando Santos has warned Portugal to expect to face an Italy side itching to prove their international “value” in the Nations League.Portugal will kick-start their campaign in UEFA’s new competition by hosting Italy in Lisbon on Monday, with manager Santos preparing for a tough encounter.“Italy have enormous desire to show their value, having failed to qualify for the W...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo in TEARS as Portugal CRASH OUT of World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk254 hits

Despite looking very strong, they failed to overcome Uruguay in a tightly-fought World Cup battle that ended 2-1. Edinson Cavani netted a stunning curling effort to win the match – leaving Portuguese fans in tears. Uruguay barely managed any actual shots on goal throughout the night – but Cavani was clinical with his two chances. Pepe managed to claw a goal back, roaring with joy ...Full Story »

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