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Portugal beat Netherlands to win Nations League

Goncalo Guedes scored a goal in the 60th minute to help his side secure a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the first ever Nations League final.

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva broke through the Dutch defence and then picked out Guedes, who drilled a low shot past goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to score the match winner.

“Thank god things have gone well for the national team in recent years. Portugal has won important things like Euro 2016 and now the League of Nations,” said Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who was largely kept quiet by defenders Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt throughout the match.

“It may seem like an easy job but it’s hard, it takes a lot of dedication and willingness. I think the players deserve to be congratulated.”

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 saw off England on Friday morning.

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