Portugal 0 Netherlands 3: Kluivert makes debut in Koeman's first win

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Netherlands scored three first-half goals for a resounding 3-0 victory over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in an worldwide friendly in Geneva.

Memphis Depay scored the opener, and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk scored the last goal, and it was a lovely strike from the defender.

Appreciating the brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Netherlands encounter with Portugal on Monday, Koeman said that his opponents have the ability to score out of nothing in their captain's presence.

Portugal took on the Netherlands tonight in a warm-up for the World Cup this summer.

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Ronaldo has scored twice late on Friday as Portugal came from behind to defeat Egypt 2-1 in another friendly.

The Euro 2016 champions couldn't find a way through Oranje's organised defence and on half an hour Matthijs de Ligt made a bursting run forward which ended with the centre-back hammering a flawless cross into the box for Ryan Babel to send a bullet header into the top corner.

Not only did one get onto the pitch, but he filmed as a second ran on. The 33-year old lifted Portugal late in the closing stages of the game as he scored the equalizer along with the more important victor both in stoppage time.

There was no let-off on the stroke of half-time, however, when a Depay free kick was teed up by De Ligt for the unmarked Van Dijk to fire home the third. However, any chance of a comeback was ended on the hour mark as João Cancelo was shown his second yellow card for a hard challenge on Vilhena. The duo almost combined for a goal late on but Kluivert's cross was too close to Anthony Lopes in the Portugal goal. A very positive end to the worldwide break.

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