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Portugal 0-3 Netherlands

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo had scored in nine straight games prior to the friendly with the Netherlands in Geneva

European champions Portugal suffered a heavy shock friendly defeat by the Netherlands in Geneva.

Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay and ex-Liverpool forward Ryan Babel put the Dutch 2-0 ahead.

Reds defender Virgil van Dijk, recently named as the new Dutch captain, netted their third with Joao Cancelo dismissed for Portugal in the second half.

The game brought to an end Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo's run of scoring in nine consecutive games.

In that time the Portugal captain, replaced by Monaco's Joao Moutinho on 68 minutes, had scored 17 goals for Real and two for Portugal, against Egypt on Friday.

Portugal are in Group B for this summer's World Cup alongside Spain, Morocco and Iran, but the Netherlands, who lost 1-0 to England in Ronald Koeman's first game in charge, failed to qualify.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 12Lopes
  • 24Cavaco CanceloBooked at 61mins
  • 6Fonte
  • 3RolandoSubstituted forNovo Netoat 45'minutes
  • 19Silva Duarte
  • 20QuaresmaSubstituted forBatalha Martinsat 55'minutes
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forGanchinho Guedesat 45'minutes
  • 15André GomesSubstituted forValente Silvaat 45'minutes
  • 16Fernandes Fernandes
  • 25Borges FernandesSubstituted forJoão Márioat 78'minutes
  • 7RonaldoSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 4Novo Neto
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 9Valente Silva
  • 10João Mário
  • 11Bernardo Silva
  • 13Neves
  • 17Ganchinho Guedes
  • 18Batalha Martins
  • 21Soares
  • 22Beto

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2TeteBooked at 56minsSubstituted forTilat 78'minutes
  • 3de LigtSubstituted forFosu-Mensahat 84'minutes
  • 4van Dijk
  • 6Aké
  • 11VilhenaSubstituted forde Vrijat 67'minutes
  • 7van de Beek
  • 8Pröpper
  • 5WijnaldumSubstituted forde Roonat 68'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 9BabelSubstituted forBerghuisat 84'minutes
  • 10DepaySubstituted forKluivertat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hateboer
  • 13Zoet
  • 14de Vrij
  • 15Til
  • 16de Roon
  • 17Berghuis
  • 18Strootman
  • 19Dost
  • 20Promes
  • 21van Aanholt
  • 22Fosu-Mensah
  • 23Kluivert
  • 24Weghorst
  • 25Bizot
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet
Attendance:
20,006

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamNetherlands
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 0, Netherlands 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 0, Netherlands 3.

João Moutinho (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Guus Til (Netherlands).

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Jasper Cillessen.

Attempt saved. Gonçalo Guedes (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

Attempt saved. Gonçalo Guedes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by João Mário.

Mário Rui (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Donny van de Beek (Netherlands).

Attempt blocked. André Silva (Portugal) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Gelson Martins.

Attempt missed. Gonçalo Guedes (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by João Mário.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Timothy Fosu-Mensah replaces Matthijs de Ligt.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Steven Berghuis replaces Ryan Babel.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Marten de Roon.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. João Mário replaces Bruno Fernandes.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Justin Kluivert replaces Memphis Depay.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Guus Til replaces Kenny Tete.

Attempt missed. Gelson Martins (Portugal) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.

Attempt blocked. Manuel Fernandes (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gelson Martins.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Jasper Cillessen.

Attempt saved. Mário Rui (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.

Foul by João Moutinho (Portugal).

Ryan Babel (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Marten de Roon (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gelson Martins (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marten de Roon (Netherlands).

Offside, Portugal. Bruno Fernandes tries a through ball, but André Silva is caught offside.

Mário Rui (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kenny Tete (Netherlands).

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. João Moutinho replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Marten de Roon replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Stefan de Vrij replaces Tonny Vilhena.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Portugal).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to João Cancelo (Portugal) for a bad foul.

Foul by João Cancelo (Portugal).

Tonny Vilhena (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Portugal).

Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

André Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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