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International Friendlies : Portugal Vs Spain Match Preview, Line Up, Team News, Live Info

Portugal Vs Spain
SCHEDULE
TIME
MATCH :
Portugal
V/s. 
Spain
(International Friendlies)
DATE:
08-10-2020
TIME :
12.15 AM IST (UTC +5:30)
STADIUM:
  Estadio Jose Alvalade

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PORTUGAL [0]-[0] SPAIN
Man Of The Match - Renato Sanches
  Lineup
Portugal
Portugal XI:
Rui Patrício; João Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Semedo, Guerreiro; Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, Renato Sanches; Trincão, Ronaldo, André Silva.
 Lineup
Spain
Spain XI:
Kepa; Sergi Roberto, Garcia, Llorente, Reguilón; Busquets, Ceballos, Canales; Rodrigo, Olmo, Gerard Moreno.


Match Preview


Portugal and Spain will Meet Again in a friendly on Wednesday before the two heavyweights continue their UEFA Nations League campaigns in the coming days.

Last Meet Of These Two Were On World Cup 2018 Group Stage, And That Match Was An Unforgettable Match For Football fans, Both Team Fights Hard For The Win But Unfortunately We Don't Got An Winner On That Day, The Match Was Ended at Draw.

Portugal began their defence of their UEFA Nations League crown in perfect fashion with dominant victories over Croatia and Sweden in Group A3 last month, and Fernando Santos must now navigate his side through another challenging fixture against the latter after a showdown with France this weekend.

For now, though, Portugal will want to gain the bragging rights over Spain as they meet their fellow powerhouses in a friendly for the first time since 2010, with the Nations League holders marching to a 4-0 victory in that encounter.

The reigning European Champions only suffered one defeat en route to the group stages of next year's European Championships - a 2-1 loss against Ukraine - which was the first time that Portugal had come out on the wrong end of the scoreline since being knocked out of the World Cup by Uruguay two years ago.

Portugal are undefeated in their last five friendly matches, with their most recent exhibition game ending in a 3-1 victory over Scotland in October 2018, and Santos has guided his men to nine wins from their last 10 in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Spain's also find themselves top of their Nations League group following a 1-1 draw with Germany and a crushing 4-0 victory over Ukraine in September's fixtures, with Luis Enrique's side on course to qualify for the finals after finishing one point behind England in the 2018-19 edition.

As is the case with Portugal, the three-time European champions also qualified for next summer's tournament with no trouble whatsoever, finishing top of the pile in Group F having won eight and drawn two of their ten qualifying matches.

Enrique's side will be taking on Switzerland and Ukraine in the days following their friendly showdown with Portugal, and Spain are unbeaten in all competitions since suffering back-to-back 3-2 defeats in the 2018-19 Nations League against England and Croatia.

The 2010 World Cup champions have not tasted defeat in an exhibition match since that shock 1-0 defeat to Georgia in June 2016, with Spain searching for their fourth friendly victory in a row following wins over Tunisia, Wales and Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2018.


Team News And Statistics


PORTUGAL
Portugal have recalled William Carvalho, Ruben Semedo, Rafa Silva and Daniel Podence to the squad, with the latter still awaiting his first cap for the national team.

Owing to Napoli's coronavirus outbreak, left-back Mario Rui has ceded his place in the squad to Braga's Nuno Sequeira, who has been called up to the Portugal squad for the first time.

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in the six-goal thriller at the 2018 World Cup means that he is tied with Spain's Telmo Zarra for goals in this fixture, with Zarra's compatriot Isidro Langara leading the way with seven strikes against Portugal.

Predicted XI : Lopes; N. Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Sequeira; Carvalho, Moutinho, Fernandes; Podence, Felix, Jota.

SPAIN
As for Spain, Adama Traore has been named in Enrique's squad despite also being called up by Mali, while on-loan Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos also finds himself back in the international fold.

Barcelona's Jordi Alba suffered an injury in La Blaugrana's draw with Sevilla but was overlooked by Enrique anyway, while on the opposite side of defence, Dani Carvajal has been forced to withdraw after suffering a knee injury.

Teenage sensation Ansu Fati has enjoyed a stellar start to the new La Liga campaign with Barcelona, banking three goals and one assist from three games in the 2020-21 campaign, and the 17-year-old will be looking to build on his first international goal against Ukraine which made him Spain's youngest-ever goalscorer.

Predicted XI : De Gea; Roberto, Ramos, Torres, Reguilon; Busquets, Ceballos, Merino; Traore, Rodrigo, Fati.



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PORTUGAL  [ 2 ] - [ 2 ] SPAIN

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