European heavyweight Portugal and Spain meet tonight in an all-star international friendly in Lisbon.
This game will be a warm-up for both side’s upcoming Nations League ties as Portugal face France and Spain take on Switzerland over the weekend.
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First Cristiano Ronaldo and co will host the former World Cup champions as the Iberian neighbours face off.
As well as Ronaldo, Man United’s Bruno Fernandes, new Liverpool signing Diogo Jota, Arsenal’s Daniel Ceballos and rising Barcelona star Ansu Fati are set to start.
It should be an exciting match despite it’s ‘friendly’ tag and here’s all you need to know about it.
Portugal v Spain: Date and kick-off time
This friendly will be held at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Wednesday, October 7 and will kick-off at 7:45pm.
These two last met at the 2018 World Cup when Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick to secure a point for Portugal in a 3-3 group stage draw.
Spain have not beaten their near neighbours since the Round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup, winning 1-0 thanks to David Villa. They went on to claim the title.
Portugal v Spain: TV channel and live stream
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Football from 7:40pm and will follow their coverage of Denmark vs the Faroe Islands.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.
Portugal v Spain recent meetings
- World Cup, June 2018: Portugal 3-3 Spain
- European Championships, June 2012: Portugal 0-0 Spain (Spain won on penalties)
- Friendly, November 2010: Portugal 4-0 Spain
- World Cup, June 2010: Spain 1-0 Portugal
- European Championships, June 2004: Portugal 1-0 Spain
- Friendly, September 2003: Portugal 0-3 Spain
How many goals has Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Portugal?
With more than 100 international goals to his name and a host of records, the Juventus forward is chasing down another milestone.
Iran’s Ali Daei scored 109 goals in 149 caps during his career before retiring in 2006 and the record is something 35-year-old Ronaldo has been gunning for.
Speaking in November when he scored goal no.99 for Portugal, he said: “All records must be broken and I will beat that record.”
Ronaldo, who helped Portugal to win the 2016 Euros and last summer’s Nations League, now has 101 goals from 165 appearances.
Portugal v Spain: Squads
- Goalkeerpers: Anthony Lopes, Rui Patricio, Rui Silva
- Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ruben Dias
- Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Ruben Neves, Sergio Oliveira, William Carvalho
- Forwards: Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix, Daniel Podence, Rafa Silva, Trincao
- Goalkeerpers: David De Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Unai Simon
- Defenders: Jose Luis Gaya, Sergio Reguilon, Pau Torres, Diego Llorente, Sergio Ramos, Eric Garcia, Jesus Navas, Daniel Carvajal
- Midfielders: Mikel Merino, Sergio Canales, Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Fabian, Jose Campana, Daniel Ceballos, Dani Olmo
- Forwards: Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Gerard, Mikel Oyarzabal, Rodrigo, Adama Troare