European Nations League: Portugal Thrashes Netherland In Final


Goncalo Guedes' second-half strike was enough to see Portugal crowned champions at the inaugural Nations League finals with a 1-0 victory over Netherland in front of a jubilant home crowd in Porto, hence making Portugal the first European nation to host and win a final of a major tournament since France beat Brazil 3-0 in the final of France'98.

 The Netherlands was on Sunday a shadow of itself as the Portuguese claimed victory in order to cling the 2019 European Nations League. 

Portugal steadily turned the tide in their favor as the half progressed, William Carvalho signaling the shift in gear when he came within inches of deflecting the lively Bruno Fernandes' cross past Jasper Cillessen on 12 minutes.

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City was at the heart of everything Portugal did well in attack, and his breath-taking assist for Guedes' winning goal was ultimately the difference.