Portugal beat Dutch to win Nations League title
REUTERS - Portugal became the first team to win UEFA’S Nations League competition when a well-crafted goal by Goncalo Guedes gave them a 1-0 win over The Netherlands in the final in Portugal on Sunday.
Guedes, 22, nutmegged Matthijs de Ligt, exchanged passes with Bernando Silva and then beat goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a shot from the edge of the area on the hour for his fourth international goal in 17 appearances. Portugal had only 45 percent of possession but were more dangerous throughout as they added another trophy to the Euro 2016 title they won three years ago with a 1-0 win against hosts France, also under Coach Fernando Santos.
Although the Nations League is of far less importance, the win may have partially made up for Euro 2004 which Portugal hosted and where they were beaten in the final by Greece.
Portugal extended their unbeaten record to 10 matches since losing to Uruguay at the last World Cup.
Portugal celebrates their win