Spain and Portugal refused to score, and the goalless draw settled the friendly match at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, in preparation for the Euro 2020 finals.
The players of the two teams excelled in wasting opportunities, especially the Spanish team, with 16 shots, of which only 2 were between the three woods for the two teams.
For the second match in a row, the Iberian derby match between Spain and Portugal ends in a negative, after last year’s friendly match.
Before that, the 2018 World Cup was in the group stage, which ended in a 3-3 draw and Ronaldos thunderbolt hat-trick.
The Spanish national team started with Unai Simon as goalkeeper, and Aymeric Laporte played his first official match in the La Roja shirt.
Midfielder Marcos Llorente participated as a right-back, and in the middle were Thiago Alcantara, Fabian Ruiz and Sergio Busquets, in front of them were Alvaro Morata.
While Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal’s attack, alongside Joao Felix and Diogo Jota, and in the center of the defense were the veteran duo Jose Fonte and Pepe.
In the tenth minute, Marcos Llorente sought to make the first threat with a shot that hit the Portuguese defenders in the tenth minute.
In the 23rd minute, Fonte headed the goal for Portugal, but the referee canceled the goal due to a mistake against him against the Spain defender.
After 5 minutes, Ferran Torres almost scored the first for Spain, but his header went past the right post.
In the second half, Alvaro Morata missed the first goal of the Matador with a shot that passed near the right post in the 54th minute.
Another 4 minutes, and Spain’s Pablo Sarabia winger missed a ball from inside the penalty area and the goal was empty of his goalkeeper, to keep the goalless tie in effect.
Portugal’s response came quickly and Diogo Jota wasted from inside the 6 yards the opportunity to header over the bar.
In the 69th minute, Ronaldo missed the opportunity to advance after a free kick by Bruno Fernandes with a header that passed near the left post.
In the 78th minute, Torres returned again to threaten the Portugal goal, but the defense kept his shot from the goal.
And 10 minutes before the end of the meeting, Ronaldo scored against Spain, but he failed to tame the ball with his head to reach Unai Simon easily.
In the first minute of time, instead of missed, Morata scored a goal and hit a ball that passed over Patricio, but it hit the crossbar amid the astonishment of the bench of Spain and coach Luis Enrique, and the final whistle blew with her, declaring a goalless draw.