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Portugal Vs Spain Nations League Tie – Match Preview, Teams news, Squad prediction, Date and Time

The Nations league tie is no less than a quarter final as the winner between Portugal and Spain will progresses to the final four to play the semi finals of the Nations league.

The match is going to be treated like a knockout for Spain as even a draw would rule them out, Portugal are in cruise control but they have to deny Spain from winning the game. The winner would join Croatia in the Semi final of the Nations League.

The winner of League A group B will be decided by this match, both the teams have lost crucial points against other teams and have found themselves in a do or die position.

Do or Die for Spain

As stated by Luis Enrique in his latest press conference, the match against Portugal will be treated as a quarter final in Qatar World Cup, the winner is bound to go in the semis. Spain will be up for the fixture although they are the visitors and will be in front of the away crowd. As things stand Spain stand two points off Portugal in 2nd place in their Group B.

The leaders of the group can only advance which makes it a must win match for the Spaniards .Their recent 1-2 loss to Switzerland has proved to be a huge blow for them and Luis Enrique’s side looks forward to bounce back in the crucial fixture against Portugal. Spain will be without Carvajal and Llorente as they are suspended.

Predicted Lineups for Switzerland vs Czech Republic

Spain’s Possible line up

Simon, Carvajal, Garcia , Pau Torres , Alba , Koke , Rodri , Pedri , Sarabia, Morata and Torres.

Portugal

On the other hand Portugal’s route to the semi final is easier as a draw would work for them too, avoiding Enrique’s side from scoring would be enough for Portugal . Portugal are given a boost by spain in this fixture as Spain lost against Switzerland and Portugal’s thumping 4-0 win over Czech has proved to be essential, thanks to a Dalot brace. Portugal are their Group leaders and are bound this fixture to enter the semi finals and join Croatia , they will try to win the competition for the second time after 2019. Even though Ronaldo was injured and was found with a black eye in Portugal’s training , the Manchester United Veteran is expected to feature against Spain.

Portugal’s Possible Line up

Costa , Dalot , Dias , Pereira , Cancelo , Neves, Paulinha, Fernandes , B. Silva, Ronaldo and Leo.

Date and Time for Portugal vs Spain

28th September 12:15 IST for the Indian viewers.

The match will be played at the Estadio Municipal de Braga

Where can we watch Portugal vs Spain

The match will be livestreamed on SON LIV app, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Ten 2 HD.

Prediction for Portugal vs Spain

Portugal 3- 1 Spain.              

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