ALL eyes will be on Portugal and Spain when they go toe-to-toe in the standout Nations League fixture of Group A2 – and it is not to be missed.
Cristiano Ronaldo captained his country to the first ever Nations League triumph in 2019.
And the Manchester United legend will be eager to do it once more despite being off the pace this season at club level.
However, Luis Enrique’s men have unfinished business with this tournament having marginally lost in the 2021 final to France.
But Spain have to navigate their way past Portugal first which is an encounter that has ended as a draw on the past four occassions.
What time does Portugal vs Spain kick off?
- Portugal roll out the red carpet for Spain on Tuesday, September 27.
- It is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time – same time locally.
- Estadio Municipal de Braga in Braga, Portugal is the allocated arena for this huge match and it can host around 30,286 fans.
- Ricardo Horta’s 82nd minute strike ensured Portugal held Spain to a 1-1 draw in June this year.
What TV channel is Portugal vs Spain on and can I live stream it?
- Portugal vs Spain will be broadcasted LIVE on Box Nation in the UK which is part of the Premier Sports pack.
- Build up is scheduled to commence from 7:35pm UK time – 10 minutes before kick-off.
- Subscription holders of Premier Sports can also stream entire action live through the Premier Sports website or Premier Sports Player app.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been selected for Portugal despite only scoring one goal in nine matches this season.
While the Manchester United’s former colleague Sergio Ramos is left out of the Spain side for the second consecutive time.
Portugal’s full squad for Nations League fixtures:
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolves), Rui Patricio (Roma).
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Defenders: Danilo Pereira (PSG), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Joao Cancelo (Manchester United), Tiago Djalo (Lille), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).
Midfielders: Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Mario (Benfica), Matheus Nunes (Wolves), Vitinha (PSG), William Carvalho (Real Betis).
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Pedro Neto (Wolves), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafa Silva (Benfica), Ricardo Horta (Braga), Rafael Leao (AC Milan).
Spain’s full squad for Nations League fixtures:
Goalkeepers: Unai Simón (Athletic Bilbao), Robert Sánchez (Brighton), David Raya (Brentford)
Defenders: Pau Torres (Villarreal), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), José Gayà (Valencia), Hugo Guillamón (Valencia), Diego Llorente (Leeds), Eric García (Barcelona), César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri Hernández (Manchester City), Pedri González (Barcelona), Koke Resurrección (Atlético Madrid), Gavi Páez (Barcelona), Carlos Soler (Paris Saint-Germain), Marcos Llorente (Atlético Madrid)
Forwards: Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain), Nico Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Álvaro Morata (Atlético Madrid), Borja Iglesias (Real Betis), Yeremy Pino (Villarreal), Ferran Torres (Barcelona)
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