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Spain and Portugal Settle for a Goalless Draw in Friendly Game

Portugal and Spain meet each other in international friendly last night in a goal that came with lots of tension and excitement. Portugal hit the crossbar twice but could not find a breakthrough in a goalless friendly against Spain.

Juventus forward and the Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo was the first to find the bar in the second half, before setting Renato Sanches’ fierce strike to hit the bar for the second time in the game. Spain dominated the first half of the game with Leeds’ Rodrigo curled wide and Dani Olmo struck straight at Rui Patricio.

The match was played in front of about 2,500 spectators at Sporting Lisbon’s 50,000-capacity Jose Alvalade stadium. The two teams were meeting for the first time since the 2018 World Cup when they shared a thrilling 3-3 draw in which Ronaldo netted a hat-trick, but this encounter never threatened such drama.

Wolves winger Adama Traore finally made his debut for Spain in the second half and he almost created a goal but Olmo’s strike from the cutback was saved by Patricio. At the other end, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made a good save to deny Joao Felix’s effort.

Sergio Ramos came on for his 173rd international appearance and could have won it for Spain late on but was unable to direct his header on target.

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