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Spain vs Portugal

SCHEDULETIME
MATCHSpain vs Portugal
DATE04-06-2021
TIME11:00 PM (UTC +5:30)
STADIUMWand Metropolitano
LEAGUEinternational Friendly
Predicted Spain vs Portugal, Spain will host Portugal at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Friday for an international friendly.
Spain came into this match with a 3-1 win over Bernard Challandes' Kosovo in April in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match. Goals from RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo, Manchester City winger Ferran Torres and Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno sealed victory for Luis Enrique's Spain side. SV Sandhausen midfielder Besar Halimi scored a consolation goal for Kosovo.
Portugal, on the other hand, beat ten-man Luxembourg 3-1 in March in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match. Goals from Liverpool striker Diogo Jota, Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Sporting CP midfielder Joao Palhinha sealed victory for Fernando Santos' Portugal.
Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Gerson Rodrigues scored a consolation goal for Luxembourg, which saw New York City centre-back Maxime Chanot sent off late in the second half.
In 37 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Spain holds a clear advantage. They won 17 times, lost six times, and drew 14 times.
The two nations last met in 2020 for an international friendly, with the match ending in a 0-0 draw.
Spain have announced their squad for Euro 2020. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Barcelona trio Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Pedri and the Manchester City quartet of Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Rodri and Ferran Torres have all been called up.
There could be potential debuts for Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez and Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte.
Meanwhile, Portugal has put together a very talented squad. The Wolverhampton Wanderers quartet of Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves have been named. Manchester City centre-back Ruben Dias, Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo have been included as well.
Granada goalkeeper Rui Silva and Sporting CP striker Pedro Goncalves could make their debuts.
Spain manager Luis Enrique has surprisingly named only 24 players for Euro 2020 out of a possible 26. While midfield remains a strong point for the Spaniards, there are concerns over attack and defence.
Portugal, on the other hand, are one of the favorites to win Euro 2020. They have an excellent squad, led by superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix are just some of the big names in Portugal's star-studded squad.

Predicted Lineup Spain vs Portugal:

Spain (4-3-3): David de Gea, Marcos Llorente, Diego Llorente, Pau Torres, Jose Luis Gaya, Fabian Ruiz, Sergio Busquets, Thiago Alcantara, Ferran Torres, Gerard Moreno, Pablo Sarabia

Portugal (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio, Nelson Semedo, Jose Fonte, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Joao Moutinho, Danilo Pereira, Goncalo Guedes, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Predicted Score Spain vs Portugal: 1-0
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