Spain vs Portugal LIVE: Stream, TV channel, kick-off time, teams – Laporte makes Spain debut in Euro 2020 warm-up

AYMERIC LAPORTE is making his Spain debut against Portugal ahead of Euro 2020.

The former France U21 captain has made the switch to La Roja for the tournament and will now test himself against Cristiano Ronaldo.

Meanwhile David de Gea remains confined to the bench for Spain as Unai Simon continues between the sticks.

For visitors Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo starts in a front three also containing Diogo Jota and Joao Felix.

What time does Spain vs Portugal kick-off?

  • Portugal's clash with Spain will get underway from 6.30pm in the UK and Portugal – 7.30pm in Spain.
  • Spain's home clash with Portugal will be contested at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque in Leganes.
  • There will be a limited capacity inside the ground due to coronavirus restrictions.
  • The two sides last met back in October when they played out a 0-0 draw in a friendly in Lisbon.

What TV channel is Spain vs Portugal on and can I live stream it?

  • Spain vs Portugal will be shown live on Sky Sports Football.
  • To stream the game live, head to your Sky Go account.
  • Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.

Team news

  • James Orr

    PORTUGAL SUBS

    8. Moutinho, 9. Silva, 11. B. Fernandes, 12. Lopes, 14. W. Carvalho, 15. R. Silva, 18. Neves, 22. R. Silva, 25. Mendes, 26. Palhinha

  • James Orr

    SPAIN SUBS

    1. de Gea, 2. Azpilicueta, 3. D. Llorente, 8. Koke, 9. Moreno, 12. E. Garcia, 13. R. Sanchez, 16. R. Hernandez, 18. Alba, 19. Olmo, 21. Oyarzabal, 26. Pedri
  • James Orr

    ENRIQUE ON SANCHEZ

    “If Robert Sanchez is in the list of 24 players, he has a chance. If not he wouldn’t have been called up.

    “What I see every day in training motivates me more. The three goalkeepers give me guarantees so I don’t have to worry.”

  • James Orr

    KEY STATS

    Spain and Portugal have previously clashed 37 times in all competitions, with Portugal managing to win just six games till date (D14 L17).

    Only three of those 17 defeats have come in Portugal’s last 15 meetings with Spain, wherein they have won four times (D8).

    Spain have only been beaten in one of their last 22 match-ups across all competitions going all the way back to November 2018 (W14 D7).

    Portugal have only been on the wrong end of a result in only one of their last 13 fixtures dating back to November 2019 (W9 D3).

    Portugal have kept a clean sheet in six of their last ten games, while Spain have only managed to avoid conceding a goal in one of their last seven outings.

  • James Orr

    PORTUGAL STARTING XI

    Looks like Fernando Santos has opted for a 4-2-3-1 tonight:

    1. Rui Patricio, 2. Semedo, 6. Fonte, 3. Pepe, 5. R. Guerreiro, 13. Danilo D. Pereira, 24.24. S. Oliveira, 16. Renato Sanches, 21. Jota, 23. Joao Felix, 7. Ronaldo
  • James Orr

    SANTOS ON SPAIN

    “We are able to play with Spain eye to eye. Then let's see how it goes. We know what we want and the game will say what it will happen. 

    “We are going to win. They are two of the teams with the most individual technical quality. 

    “There may be equals, I don't know if there will be any better. But individuality wins nothing”

  • James Orr

    HEAD TO HEAD

    Last 6 Meetings (90 minutes): 1 Spain Win, 2 Portugal Wins, 3 Draws.

    The sides met earlier this season, drawing 0-0 in a friendly in October 2020.

    That was the third straight draw inside 90 minutes.

    The others were the 3-3 draw at the 2018 World Cup and a 0-0 draw at Euro 2012 in the Semi-Finals with Spain winning that match on penalties.

  • James Orr

    KEY FACTORS

    Spain are unbeaten in their last six matchups across all formats, recording three wins and three draws.

    Aside from a 1-0 loss against France back in November, Portugal have lost just one of their last 13 matchups across all formats.

    Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo recorded 39 goals for club and country this season.

    Likewise, Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno bagged himself 30 goals throughout the 2020/21 campaign.

    Five of Spain’s last six matchups have finished with both teams finding the net.

  • James Orr

    SPAIN STARTING XI

    Luis Enrique has opted for a 4-2-3-1 tonight:

    23. Simon, 6. M. Llorente, 4. Pau Torres, 14. Gaya, 5. Busquets, 10. Thiago, 17. Fabian, 11. F. Torres, 7. Morata,22. Sarabia

  • James Orr

    SPAIN V PORTUGAL

  • James Orr

    GOOD EVENING

    Welcome to our live blog of Spain v Portugal

    Spain and Portugal start their preparations for their respective Euro campaigns when they meet tonight at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

    The Spaniards will take on Sweden in their Euro opener on June 14, meanwhile Portugal face Hungary on June 15.

    Robert Sanchez who is one of two uncapped players in Spain’s Euro squad is set to start in goal tonight and may potentially get the nod for their opening group game against Sweden.

    Marcos Llorente is expected to start at right-back; while Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba and Pedri are also likely to be in the starting XI.

    Gerard Moreno is set to lead the line after an exceptional season with Villarreal which culminated in winning the Europa League.

    Ferran Torres and Mikel Oyarzabal should feature alongside Moreno as part of a three-pronged attack.

    Diogo Jota should start for the Portuguese tonight after making his return from injury in Liverpool’s last match of the Premier League season.

    Joao Felix could start alongside Jota and Cristiano Ronaldo as part of Portugal’s much heralded attack.

    Danilo and Joao Moutinho could also line up in midfield and allow Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes to break forward.

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