Lopes; Cancelo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Guerreiro; Danilo Pereira, Moutinho (Oliveira, 82 '), Bruno Fernandes; Diogo Jota, Joao Félix (André Silva, 88 '), Bernardo Silva (Trincao, 78').
Livakovic; Jevdaj, Lovren, Vida, Barisic; Pasalic (Perisic, 61 '), Kovacic; Brekalo (Brozovic, 61 '), Vlasic, Rebic; Kramaric (Petkovic, 74 ').
1-0, Cancel (41 '). 2-0, Diogo Jota (57 '). 3-0, Joao Félix (70 '). 3-1, Petkovic (90 '). 4-1, André Silva (90 ').
Davide Massa. TA: Jedvaj (60 ') and Barisic (71').
Estadio Do Dragao (behind closed doors).
Portugal found themselves capable of great things without Cristiano Ronaldo and convinced in their victory against Croatia (4-1). Only Petkovic, at the end, stained the immaculate Portuguese match, the first of Trincao with the senior team.
Three clubs before the goal
The Portuguese siege ended up turning Livakovic into a Croatian hero during the first half, until a shoe from the front of the area of Joao Cancelo kissed the goal's right squad Balkan. Before, Joao Félix, Diogo Jota and Guerreiro crystallized the Portuguese dominance with two shots to the wood against an impassive Croatia that was diluted despite a good start to the game.
The precious football of the Portuguese found a prize in the second half with the goals of Diogo Jota after an exquisite assistance from Guerreiro and, Joao Félix , with a hard shot from the front. Among the Portuguese combinations in three quarters of the highest level, it was time to see the first minutes of the culé Francisco Trincao with the Portuguese shirt. The new Blaugrana player jumped onto the pitch in the 78th minute, replacing Bernardo Silva. The former Braga player stayed close to seeing the door, before Petkovic closed the gap for Croatia.
Immediately afterwards, André Silva put the lace from the small area, to certify the Portuguese candidacy to revalidate the title of champion of the UEFA Nations League.