Portugal beat the Netherlands to win first Nations League title

Hosts Portugal claimed their second trophy in three years by beating the Netherlands to win the inaugural Nations League. france24
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Portugal has won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in Sunday’s final for its second title in three years.

Gonçalo Guedes scored the winner early in the second half to give Portugal its first trophy since the 2016 European Championship.

The hosts’ victory in UEFA’s newest competition denied the Netherlands its first trophy since the 1988 European Championship.

Portugal celebrate
Portugal became the first European nation to host and win a final of a major competition since France at the 1998 World Cup.

The revamped Dutch team was seeking some redemption after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship.

Cristiano Ronaldo, coming off a hat trick in the semifinals, wasn’t much of a factor against Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk in the matchup of likely contenders for the player of the year award.

but Guedes couldn’t be stopped when he hit a powerful right-footed shot from outside the area in the 60th minute at the Estádio do Dragão.

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