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More Glory For Ronaldo As Portugal Clinch Nations League Trophy

Emeka Nnaike

Portugal secured glory in the inaugural Nations League final on Sunday as Goncalo Guedes’ second-half strike earned them a 1-0 victory over Netherlands at the Estadio do Dragao.

The host nation had been touted as favourites ahead of the inaugural Finals and they lived up to that billing in Porto, adding more major silverware to their European Championship triumph three years ago.

Cristiano Ronaldo had netted a hat-trick in the 3-1 semi-final win over Switzerland, but was kept relatively quiet on this occasion by Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt.

Instead it fell to Guedes to settle matters, exchanging passes with Bernardo Silva before smashing home from the edge of the box to seal Portugal’s second international trophy.

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