Hosts Portugal ensure that they win their second trophy in three years. Making it Ronaldo’s second country trophy after winning the UEFA Euro’s cup in 2016. Portugal became the second European nation to host and win a final of a major competition. Goncalo Guedes, age 22 who plays for La Liga side Valencia, opened the scoring in the second half of the game after utilising Bernando Silva’s pass to ensure a narrow victory for Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo, age 34 scored a hat-trick in semi-final leg against Switzerland but failed to score in the finals. Virgil Van Dijk blocked his attempt, making a lot of comparison before and after the match. They are both favorites to win the Ballon d’or along side Lionel Messi and Mohammed Salah. They both won major trophies for thier clubs, Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Serie A League Title and Van Dijk winning the UEFA Champions League.