International Friendlies

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.



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Lopes
  • 24CanceloBooked at 61mins
  • 6José Fonte
  • 3Pires da FonsecaSubstituted forNovo Netoat 45'minutes
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 20Ricardo QuaresmaSubstituted forGelson Martinsat 55'minutes
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forGonçalo Guedesat 45'minutes
  • 15André GomesSubstituted forAndré Silvaat 45'minutes
  • 16Manuel Fernandes
  • 25Bruno FernandesSubstituted forJoão Márioat 78'minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 68'minutes


  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 4Novo Neto
  • 5Jose Guerreiro
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 9André Silva
  • 10João Mário
  • 11Bernardo Silva
  • 13Neves
  • 17Gonçalo Guedes
  • 18Gelson Martins
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 22Beto


Formation 5-3-2

  • 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


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

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamNetherlands
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 0, Netherlands 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 0, Netherlands 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Guus Til (Netherlands).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Jasper Cillessen.

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Donny van de Beek (Netherlands).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Steven Berghuis replaces Ryan Babel.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Marten de Roon.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. João Mário replaces Bruno Fernandes.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Justin Kluivert replaces Memphis Depay.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Guus Til replaces Kenny Tete.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Jasper Cillessen.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 26th March 2018

  • PortugalPortugal0NetherlandsNetherlands3
  • BulgariaBulgaria2KazakhstanKazakhstan1
  • FinlandFinland5MaltaMalta0
  • AlbaniaAlbania0NorwayNorway1
  • AndorraAndorraPEquatorial GuineaEquatorial GuineaP
    Match postponed - Cancelled

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