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Nations League Final: Portugal vs Netherlands Preview

Portugal vs Netherlands Preview

Portugal and Netherlands meet in the first ever Uefa Nations League final this evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo was once again his country’s saviour on what was his debut in this competition against Switzerland, scoring a stunning hat-trick to sweep the Swiss aside last Wednesday.

Netherlands meanwhile wrecked England’s hopes of winning the first piece of silverware since 1966 with an impressive 3-1 win – with Matthijs de Ligt ensuring his name remained among the back page headlines.

As compelling a fixture as Portugal vs Netherlands may be, there is one particular duel that might just steal the show.

No player managed to get past Virgil van Dijk during the 2018-19 season – Ronaldo might fancy his chances of doing that and leading the European champions to another triumph on home turf.

What you need to know

Portugal expected lineup vs Netherlands

Portugal: (4-3-3) Rui Patricio – Nélson Semedo – Ruben Dias – Raphael Guerreiro – Jose Fonte – Joao Moutinho – Ruben Neves – William Carvalho – Andre Silva – Cristiano Ronaldo – Goncalo Guedes.

Netherlands: (4-4-3) Jasper Cillessen – Daley Blind – Matthijs de Ligt – Virgil van Dijk – Stefan De Vrij – Frenkie de Jong – Memphis Depay – Georginio Wijnaldum – Kevin Strootman – Luuk de Jong – Ryan Babel.

Match info

Match: Portugal vs Netherlands.
Date: 09 June 2019.
Time: 7:45 pm (UK time).
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco.
Stadium: Estadio do Dragao.
Competition: UEFA Nations League

Source: standard.co.uk

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