Portugal score last minute winner to beat Croatia 3-2 in UEFA Nations League

Portugal score last minute winner to beat Croatia 3-2 in UEFA Nations League
  • Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic broke the deadlock in the 29th minute
  • Croatia reduced to 10 men when Marko Rog was sent off after second yellow
  • Manchester City defender Ruben Dias equalised shortly after for Portugal
  • Joao Felix put the visitors ahead in the 60th minute of Group A encounter
  • Kovacic scored his and Croatia’s second five minutes later to bring score level
  • Dias scored his second and Portugal’s third in second-half stoppage time
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Portugal’s Ruben Dias scored his first two international goals to help the European champions to a 3-2 win at 10-man Croatia in their Nations League clash on Tuesday, stretching their unbeaten run against the hosts to seven games.

The Manchester City defender capped a fine individual performance with a 90th-minute winner after Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic spilled a corner, settling an entertaining contest in Poljud stadium.

The result left outgoing holders Portugal second in League A, Group 3 on 13 points from six games, three behind world champions France, who beat Sweden 4-2 at home having previously wrapped up their final-four berth in the competition.

Croatia finished third on three points, ahead of bottom team Sweden on goal difference, and avoided relegation from the Nations League top tier although the defeat is likely to pile more pressure on coach Zlatko Dalic.