Portugal vs Netherlands (By: PlayMaker)
The Netherlands overtook England in the semi-finals of the Nations League thanks to the disastrous mistakes of the opponent. The Netherlands was led by an opponent because of Matthijs de Ligt's careless ball, which led to a penalty. On the 11th minute, Marcus Rashford brought home a score for England. However, it was De Ligt who had equalized to pull the match into extra time. In extra time, the Netherlands had 2 more goals because of the lacking concentration of Three Lions defense. Winning a 3-1 victory over England, the "Orange tornado" in the Nations League final against Portugal. This is the impressive achievement of Ronald Koeman and his players. Because not long ago, Dutch football was still in crisis when not attending EURO 2016 and World Cup 2018.
However, in the final, the Netherlands will have to face the host of the final round. Home side also had a difficult semifinal against Switzerland. When the match entered the final minutes of the second half, the score was still 1-1. However, Portugal owns superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who scored two goals in a row to complete a hat-trick, thus helping Fernando Santos's team defeat Switzerland 3-1.
Pepe seem to be injured during the semi final game but always doubtful as no official report are released, anyway Fonte is a good replacement. Portugal could not control the ball possession even the Swiss played with Xhaka and Shaqiri who joined the team late and were not in full condition. So they should have some trouble with young and talented midfielders in Dutch squad. However, Cris Ronaldo should be decisive again to win himself a title for his country. Remember that the first Euro final in 2004 he lost to Greece, then in 2016 he left the pitch very soon and contribute nothing. This time the captain will be motivated more than ever. Again, as early eliminated from UCL quarterfinal this season, he will really want to do something in front of many Ajax's member in away side.
This is a significant final match with Portugal after they were crowned at EURO 2016. With the home ground, Portugal certainly did not want this title to slip away from their hands. In addition, the squad of Santos also have a physical advantage over the Netherlands. Portugal is rested for more than 24 hours and neither is extra time like the Netherlands. Recently, they often play quite comfortably in front of European opponents and only have problems against the South American teams. With those advantages, we expected home side will win against the "Orange tornado" to lift the trophy.
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Portugal vs Netherlands predictions
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