Full Match Replay Spain vs Portugal H2H Highlights 2 June 2022
UEFA Nations League: Spain vs Portugal
Spain welcomes Portugal to the Benito Villamarín in Seville on Thursday for this UEFA Nations League Group A2 match.
The Spain versus Portugal football rivalry is one of the oldest football rivalries at the international level. It is often referred to as the Iberian War or The Iberian Derby. Although, the rivalry between the two nations predates football with the two countries often at war with each other since 1640.
Spain are chasing their first-ever Nations League title having come within touching distance in the previous instalment back in 2021. They were deadlocked at 0-0 with France after an hour in Milan when Mikel Oyarzabal fired home the opening goal of the game.
However, rather than give them a hand on the trophy, it seemed to merely fire up the favourites France who hit back almost immediately through Karim Benzema before Kylian Mbappé scored the winner for France less than 15 minutes later.
Portugal are chasing their second Nations League title having won the inaugural competition with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands on home soil back in 2019. Gonçalo Guedes scored the game’s only goal on the hour mark in an otherwise forgettable match. Bernardo Silva was named the player of the tournament and after an excellent season for Manchester City will be hoping to continue his club form here for his country.
UEFA Nations League: Spain and Portugal will open their 2022-23 UEFA Nations League campaigns with a glamour fixture at Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville on Thursday night. While Serbians will take on Erling Halland and team. Check out all match details for the upcoming UEFA Nations League 2022/23. Follow live Nations League 2022-23 updates