CR7 adds Nations League to laurels as Portugal beat Holland 1-nil

Portuguese talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo added the inaugural Nations League title to the Euro 2016 triumph as Portugal pip Netherlands 1-nil in Porto on Sunday.

The Dutch defensive pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt largely kept Cristiano Ronaldo quiet, but Valencia winger Goncalo Guedes proved the match-winner as his rocket-like shot fired past Jasper Cillessen in the Netherlands goal.

Portugal had the advantage of an extra day’s rest and not being forced to extra time against Switzerland in their semi-final as the Dutch were, in seeing off England on Thursday.

Bernardo Silva opened up the Dutch defence and picked out Guedes, who bravely ignored playing in Ronaldo to drill a low shot past Cillessen himself.

The match had been billed as a showdown between Ronaldo and Van Dijk but with the Dutch captain again rock solid at the back, Portugal’s main threat came from midfield.

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