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Portugal vs Netherlands a tantalising end to successful inaugural tournament

Sunday 09/June/2019 - 12:57 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk
Edited by Hassnein Tayea
Portugal will host the Netherlands in the first UEFA Nations League final this Sunday night، with both teams recording 3-1 victories in their semi-final games.

The two teams will clash in the pitch of Estadio do Dragao at 8:45 pm (Cairo Local Time).

The outcome of an anticipated titanic battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk is likely to have a huge say in whether Portugal or Netherlands win the inaugural Nations League.

A stunning hat-trick from Ronaldo saw hosts Portugal to a 3-1 semi-final win over Switzerland، while Van Dijk played with typical composure in a game otherwise laced with defensive errors in Guimaraes – the Netherlands coming from behind to beat England 3-1 in extra time.

Van Dijk was named the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year on account of his imperious form for Liverpool and scooped man-of-the-match honours as Jurgen Klopp's side won the Champions League final against Tottenham last weekend.

As such there is an increasing clamour for the 27-year-old to be in contention for the Ballon d'Or، but، at Estadio do Dragao on Sunday، a five-time winner of the award will be doing everything to ensure Van Dijk's excellent season ends on a low note.

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