The managers of both teams are going to make some changes from the their usual start-up elevens. The manager of Portugal Fernando Santos will give some playing minutes to players that have not started so often in the previous matches. Portugal should find its best starting eleven before the decisive matches against France (11.10.2020) and Sweden (14.10.2020). This generation of Portugal is capable of achieving something big for sure. The presence of Trincao, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Neves, Ruben Diaz, Diogo Jota and of course Cristiano Ronaldo is a solid proof that Portugal will fight to defend their title from EURO 2016.
Spain has to play important matches for the UEFA Nations League Tournament on 10th, October and 13th, October against Switzerland and Ukraine respectively. The match against Portugal will be both a good preliminary test and match of honour for the boys of Luis Enrique. Spain may lack the glittering glamour of the team that won 2 EUROs and 1 World Cup in a row but it is still full of young and talented players.
Portugal vs Spain
October 7th, Thursday, 19:45 GMT +0