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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Spain broke Portugal's heart with a 1-0 victory as Ronaldo struggled

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It was an unlucky Tuesday night encounter for Portugal against Spain as the match ended 1-0 in favour of Spain in the Nations League. It was a classic smash-and-grab match that saw Spain running away with a lone goal over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.

Spain is now set to join Croatia, Italy, and the Netherlands in the Nations League finals. Well, they don't look convincing in the match with Portugal, but it's the final, and anything is possible.

The Spanish side didn't do much throughout the encounter, but in the 88th minute, Alvaro Morata popped up to crash home Nico Williams' clever knockdown and send his country top of League A2.

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Ronaldo struggled throughout the match and even wasted his side's two best chances in front of goal. He fired straight at the goalkeeper on each occasion.

Both sides did not prove themselves as World Cup material during the whole complexion of the game. Spain runs around with the ball without making any penetration while Portugal dashes around in front of goal aimlessly.

Spain had the lion's share of possession at the opening stages without really imposing themselves, but Portugal had the better chances, with Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, and Bruno Fernandes all having opportunities in the first half.

The second half started at some pace but would ultimately follow a similar pattern. Ronaldo wasted a glorious chance just two minutes in, shooting straight at the goalkeeper from close range after being slipped in by Jota.

Eventually, Spain punished Portugal's wastefulness with two minutes to go, as a diagonal pass was headed back across goal by Williams, and Morata slammed the ball into the roof of the net from mere yards out.

Ronaldo had one more chance to level, but his fierce strike from a tough angle was straight at Simon at his near post.


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