Portugal! has become a thorn in Spain’s side


Spain earned a bad result in the European Nations League on Thursday evening when it was held to a draw by the portugal visitors.


The match between Spain and Portugal in the first round of the second group tournaments

at the first level of the European Nations League ended in a 1-1 tie at home.

In the worst series for Matador against one competition, Spain failed to overcome their

Portuguese neighbor for the sixth time in a straight (5 draws and a loss).

It’s worth mentioning that the two sides’ last five encounters have all ended in a draw.

Spain’s latest win over Portugal came in the 2010 World Cup, when the “Matador” beat


Portugal in the round of 16 of the South African-hosted tournament.

Following that, in a friendly match the same year, the Portuguese national team defeated its

Spanish counterpart by a significant margin.

In the semi-finals of Euro 2012, the two teams tied 0-0, and the Spain squad won the

qualification ticket on penalties (legally, this counts as a draw).

The two teams met again in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, and the match finished

in a 3-3 tie.

Following that, Spain and Portugal played two friendlies in 2020 and 2021, both of which

finished in a goalless draw, before tying for the second time on Thursday evening.


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