International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • de LigtFosu-Mensah
    84'
  • BabelBerghuis
    84'
  • DepayKluivert
    78'
  • TeteTil
    78'
  • FernandesJoão Mário
    78'
  • de Roon
    72'
  • Cristiano RonaldoMoutinho
    68'
  • Wijnaldumde Roon
    68'
  • Vilhenade Vrij
    67'
  • Cancelo
    61'
  • Tete
    56'
  • QuaresmaMartins
    55'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • SilvaGuedes
    45'
  • RolandoNeto
    45'
  • GomesSilva
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • van Dijk
    45'
  • Cancelo
    44'
  • Babel
    32'
  • Depay
    11'
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International friendlies - 26 March 2018

International friendlies – Follow the Football match between Portugal and Netherlands live with Eurosport. The match starts at 19:30 on 26 March 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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  • End of 2nd Half
90+3' 

That's full time. A simple and encouraging win for the Netherlands, but Portugal will be disappointed to offer almost nothing for the whole match. They should be worried if they can't improve their lot soon.

90' 

Three minutes of added time to come, at least.

89' 

Martins cuts a ball into the six yard box, and Van De Beek, who has had an excellent game, races back to punt it away. Til almost sets up Kluivert for a goal at the other end but the 'keeper races out, alive to the threat.

87' 

Cillessen collects a cross into the box that is chested into his path by - perhaps Guedes - a Portugal striker.

85' 

Mario Rui pulls back a cross into the box, and it's sstraight to a Dutch defender. Moments later, Til goes down in midfield after getting barged into by B. Fernandes.

  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah
    OffMatthijs de LigtNetherlandsBerghuis and Fosu-Mensah now.
    TodayAssists2Fouls1
  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah
    OnTimothy Fosu-MensahNetherlands
84' 

Berghuis and Fosu-Mensah now.

80' 

10 minutes of norma time remaining, with the away side now just sitting back. Guedes loses out to Ake, who blocks his cross from the right wing.

  • Justin Kluivert
    OffMemphis DepayNetherlandsJoao Mario, Guus Til and Justin Kluivert are here.
    TodayGoals1On target2Fouls against1Free Kicks2
  • Justin Kluivert
    OnJustin KluivertNetherlands
78' 

Joao Mario, Guus Til and Justin Kluivert are here.

75' 

Kluivert looks set to come on soon.

72' 

Less than 20 minutes normal time left. Expect a couple of changes from Koeman to come, who must be happy with the improved showing compared to Friday.

  • João Moutinho
    OffCristiano RonaldoPortugalMoutinho on for Ronaldo, who is pursued by some fans as he goes. It might get tiresome.
    TodayOn target1Fouls against1Offsides1
  • João Moutinho
    OnJoão MoutinhoPortugal
68' 

Moutinho on for Ronaldo, who is pursued by some fans as he goes. It might get tiresome.

  • Marten de Roon
    OffGeorginio WijnaldumNetherlandsDe Roon and De Vrij on for the Netherlands, Wijnaldum and Vilhena off.
    TodayFouls against5Wide1Free Kicks1
  • Marten de Roon
    OnMarten de RoonNetherlands
67' 

De Roon and De Vrij on for the Netherlands, Wijnaldum and Vilhena off.

62' 

Ronaldo is miffed with security, who let two fans stride into the middle of the pitch to get a selfie. Then they let another one through! He's good natured enough with the fans, but can't quite understand why he is surrounded by jokers.

  • João Cancelo
    Red cardJoão CanceloPortugalRED CARD! JOAO CANCELO IS OFF! Cancelo sticks out a leg into Vilhena, tripping him to the ground. The ref has no hesitation to send him off.
    TodayYellow Cards2Fouls2Red Cards1
62' 

RED CARD! JOAO CANCELO IS OFF! Cancelo sticks out a leg into Vilhena, tripping him to the ground. The ref has no hesitation to send him off.

61' 

Wijnaldum is caught by Fernandes is midfield, and the Netherlands take a short free kick. The impetus for this game is now entirely absent.

58'

Martins finds Ronaldo, he barges his way past Ake into the box, turns onto his left, and curls a shot at goal that Cillessen stops easily

  • Kenny Tete
    Yellow cardKenny TeteNetherlandsTete gets himself a booking. He argues with the ref after he suggests he might like to mark Ronaldo in another way in the box, and gives The Man the 'chatty hand' comeback.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2
56' 

Tete gets himself a booking. He argues with the ref after he suggests he might like to mark Ronaldo in another way in the box, and gives The Man the 'chatty hand' comeback.

  • Gelson Martins
    OffRicardo QuaresmaPortugalGuedes came on earlier, and now Gelson Martins is here.
    TodayOn target1Fouls1Fouls against2Offsides1
  • Gelson Martins
    OnGelson MartinsPortugal
55' 

Guedes came on earlier, and now Gelson Martins is here.

54' 

After a brief burst of activity from Portugal, the Dutch have the ball back, and play it back to the 'keeper.

50' 

Wijnaldum plays himself out of trouble with some close control on the left wing by his box before winning a free kick. Moments earlier, Cillessen slapped away a shot from a tight angle, as Quaresma flicked an effort towards goal with the outside of his foot.

48'

Quaresma delivers, Ronaldo meets it and sends a header to the bottom corner, and Cillessen stretches out an arm to beat it away with his wrist.

47' 

Quaresma is tripped on the right wing. Ronaldo gets into the box, waiting for a chance, a couple of yards ahead of the last Netherlands' defender in the box.

  • Luís Neto
    OffRolandoPortugalLuis Neto and Andre Silva on. We go again.
    TodayFree Kicks1
  • Luís Neto
    OnLuís NetoPortugal
46' 

Luis Neto and Andre Silva on. We go again.

  • End of 1st Half
45+3' 

That's half time - see you in 15 minutes.

  • Virgil van Dijk
    GoalVirgil van DijkNetherlandsGOAL! Portugal 0-3 Netherlands. Van Dijk scores - Memphis is hacked on the right wing by Rolando, and wins a free kick. Memphis takes the free kick, curling in a cross that De Ligt heads down for Van Dijk to lash home.
    TodayGoals1On target1
45+2' 

GOAL! Portugal 0-3 Netherlands. Van Dijk scores - Memphis is hacked on the right wing by Rolando, and wins a free kick. Memphis takes the free kick, curling in a cross that De Ligt heads down for Van Dijk to lash home.

  • João Cancelo
    Yellow cardJoão CanceloPortugalJoao Cancelo goes through the back of Wijnaldum and concedes a free kick on Portugal's right wing - that's a yellow card for him.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
44' 

Joao Cancelo goes through the back of Wijnaldum and concedes a free kick on Portugal's right wing - that's a yellow card for him.

42' 

The Netherlands now jog slowly forward while keeping the ball, before sending it back to Cillessen to chip it forward. Wijnaldum releases Vilhena, whose cross is met by an excellent Memphis leap, and his header brings a reflex stop from the 'keeper.

39' 

The Netherlands haven't done a great deal to attack beyond those two moves, but they haven't needed to. Portugal have offered barely a thing in attack beyond Ronaldo kicking the ground by accident.

36' 

Ronaldo trips De Ligt in frustration on the wing. Tete asks WYD?

  • Ryan Babel
    GoalRyan BabelNetherlandsGOAL! Portugal 0-2 Netherlands. Babel scores - Van De Beek releases De Ligt down the right wing, he fizzes in a cross from the edge of the box, and Babel can thunder in a header from close range.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1
32' 

GOAL! Portugal 0-2 Netherlands. Babel scores - Van De Beek releases De Ligt down the right wing, he fizzes in a cross from the edge of the box, and Babel can thunder in a header from close range.

31' 

On the replay, Ronaldo caught the ground with his foot, and his other leg then got caught up with Ake behind him - not a penalty.

30' 

Ronadlo wants a penalty. Quaresma squares a pass for him inside the box, he takes a touch and as he shapes to shoot he appears to sip. The ref isn't interested in his appeals.

29' 

Babel sprints forward, but doesn't really do anything with it, turning back towards the midifeld and releasing the ball. The Netherlands play the ball over to the left wing.

26' 

Manuel Fernandes cuts onto his right foot on the left wing, curls in a tempting cross from deep, but Ronaldo's leap can't quite reach it.

25' 

We're around a quarter of the way into the match now, and there's very, very little going on. The Portuguese are happy keeping the ball while the Dutch have the lead.

21'

The ball drops to Wijnaldum after it's cleared to the edge of the box, he controls it, and strikes a volley that flies just wide of the post.

18' 

Portugal have the ball, but the Netherlands drop keep and keep their shape in their own half.

17' 

Ronaldo wins a corner on the right wing. Taken short, the Netherlands take their time to clear it, and Portugal keep hold of the ball.

16' 

Ake floats a ball forward from the left that goes to nobody in particular.

13' 

Boos rang out from the Portuguese crowd, who may well be disappointed by the bloodless display so far from the home side.

  • Memphis Depay
    GoalMemphis DepayNetherlandsGOAL! Portugal 0-1 Netherlands. Memphis scores - Memphis carries the ball forward, plays it out wide, it's slipped forward  to De Ligt, who pulls it back for Van De Beek, and his effort in the box is turned on past the 'keeper by Memphis.
    TodayGoals1On target1
12' 

GOAL! Portugal 0-1 Netherlands. Memphis scores - Memphis carries the ball forward, plays it out wide, it's slipped forward to De Ligt, who pulls it back for Van De Beek, and his effort in the box is turned on past the 'keeper by Memphis.

10' 

Portugal have time on the ball now, but the Netherlands are sitting back

7' 

Over on the left wing, Quaresma has gone down after being caught by Vilhena, who followed through with a clearnance down the left wing.

5' 

De Ligt strains to head back a long ball to Cillessen, with a calm piece of defending.

4' 

Portugal try the same thing, but are pressured into losing the ball and Netherlands press again.

2' 

The Netherlands try to play the ball out from defence.

  • 1st Half
1' 

The match gets underway.

19:25 

Five minutes to kick off - I'm predicting a 3-1 win for Portugal.

19:20 

You can send your comments to @lxndrnthrtn on Twitter - give me your predictions.

19:15 

In Portugal's last match, they needed two late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo to give them a victory. He starts again tonight as he chases his target of infinity international goals.

19:10 

The Netherlands suffered in their last match, a 1-0 defeat to England. Yeah, England. They showed little quality there and have the summer off, so have made a few changes to first team for today. It seems as if Ryan Babel and Memphis Depay are up front, which is an odd, and disappointing, forward line.

19:05 

TEAMS: Portugal: Anthony Lopes, João Cancelo, Rolando, José Fonte, Mário Rui; Manuel Fernandes, André Gomes, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes; Quaresma, Ronaldo. /// Netherlands: Cillessen; Tete, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Aké, Vilhena; Pröpper, Van de Beek, Wijnaldum; Depay, Babel.

19:00 

Hello and welcome to live coverage of Portugal and the Netherlands.