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Portugal vs Netherlands

Competition – International Friendly

Stadium – Stade de Genève

Date: 26th March 2018

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT

Portugal were on the brink of suffering their first defeat in 14 games in their last game against Egypt after Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for the Africans.

However, just like he has done so often, Christiano Ronaldo came up with a late brace to flip the game around.

They are now unbeaten in their last 14 games and they will be looking to get another win against this struggling Dutch side.

Portugal were not expected to be among the top four teams in Euro 2016, and they even failed to win a single group game however they dug deep and went all the way to the finals where they beat France in Extra time.

They will be looking to shock the world in similar fashion when they visit Russia later this year.

Netherlands will not be at the World cup later this year and their failure to qualify coincided with the retirement of some of their key players like Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder.

Ronald Koeman has been named their new manager and he made a losing start when England defeated them on home turf at the weekend.

With most of his current players having less than 10 caps, it will take some time for the Dutch to reclaim their place as one of the Worlds biggest footballing nations.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Portugal

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Portugal 1-1 United States 14 Nov, 2017 International Friendly
W Portugal 3-0 Saudi Arabia 10 Nov, 2017 International Friendly
W Portugal 2-0 Switzerland 10 Oct, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Andorra 0-2 Portugal 7 Oct, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Hungary 0-1 Portugal 3 Sep, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA

Netherlands

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Romania 0-3 Netherlands 14 Nov, 2017 International Friendly
W Scotland 0-1 Netherlands 9 Nov, 2017 International Friendly
W Netherlands 2-0 Sweden 10 Oct, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Belarus 1-3 Netherlands 7 Oct, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Netherlands 3-1 Bulgaria 3 Sep, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Portugal 1-1 Netherlands 14 Aug, 2013 International Friendly
Portugal 2-1 Netherlands 17 Jun, 2012 European Championship
Portugal 1-0 Netherlands 25 Jun, 2006 FIFA World Cup
Portugal 2-1 Netherlands 30 Jun, 2004 European Championship
Netherlands 1-1 Portugal 30 Apr, 2003 International Friendly

 

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