FT: Portugal 0:1 Spain; watch full UEFA Nations League highlights as Cristiano Ronaldo is denied goals unlike Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard
With a spot in the Finals of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League on the line, Portugal and Spain prepare battled for League A Group 2 at the Estadio Municipal which ended 1 goal to nothing in favour of Spain.
Fernando Santos’s men ran out 4-0 victors over the Czech Republic in their most recent encounter, while their Iberian counterparts lost their grip on top spot with a 2-1 loss to Switzerland.
No Joao Cancelo? No problem for Portugal. The Manchester City man was forced to watch Saturday’s game with the Czech Republic from the naughty step, but Diogo Dalot deputised exceptionally well with a brace in that 4-0 triumph.
Full time: Portugal 0:1 Spain
Diogo Jota and Bruno Fernandes also got their names on the scoresheet as Santos’s side gave themselves the best possible chance of making the Nations League Finals, and with it the chance to earn their second title in the tournament in three years.
With 10 points accrued from a possible 15, the 2018-19 champions have usurped Spain to first place in the table with one game to go, and a draw would be enough for the Selecao to advance to the four-team finals, but three points will still be of paramount importance.
Portugal need only avoid defeat at home to Spain tonight to secure their place in the Nations League finals.
The 2019 victors edged above the losing finalists of 2021 in Group A2 last week by smashing Czech Republic as Spain suffered a surprise defeat at home to Switzerland.
That smash and grab by the Swiss may have brought about Spanish memories of their 1-1 draw with Portugal earlier in the competition when a late Ricardo Horta strike rescued a point for the Selecao in Seville.
Both teams will not play again after tonight until they open their World Cup campaigns, adding extra significance to the clash in Braga.
Portugal vs Spain date & kick-off time
Portugal vs Spain
September 27, 2022
2:45pm ET , 7:45 pm WAT
fuboTV (start with free trial)
Patrício, Costa, Sá
Pereira, Dias, Cancelo, Mendes, Rui, Dalot, Djaló
Carvalho, Silva, Mário, Fernandes, Neves, Palhinha, Nunes, Vitinha
Ronaldo, Jota, Félix, Leão, Horta, Neto, Ramos
Sánchez, Raya, Simón
Azpilicueta, Guillamón, P. Torres, García, Gayà, D. Llorente, Alba, Carvajal
Busquets, M. Llorente, Koke, Gavi, Pedri, Rodri, Soler
Morata, F. Torres, Pino, Asensio, Sarabia, Iglesias, Williams
How to watch Portugal vs Spain on TV & live stream online
In the United States (U.S.), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (start with a free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
In the UK, Box Nation on the Premier Sports network will broadcast the game with coverage starting at 7.35pm BST ahead of a 7.45pm kick-off.
Live stream: Those with a Premier Sports subscription can also watch the action unfold online via the Premier Player.
Live blog: You can keep up to date with all the action via flashtunez.xyz when the match kick off.