The Super Eagles, in the match on Thursday in Lisbon, Portugal, failed to measure up to the 2016 European champions.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have won the Africa Cup of Nations on three occasions (as well as Olympic men’s football gold, silver and bronze) while Portugal won her first continental trophy (Euro Championship) in France in 2016, defeating host France 1-0 after extra time at the Stade de France. As hosts, A Seleção lost the Euro Championship final to Greece in 2004.
After a five day working visit in Lisbon, Portugal, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja.
He also said with over 200 million mainly young people, Nigeria is ready to be the hub of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Buhari said this on Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal at a meeting with representatives of Nigerians living in the country.
Five-times winners Bayern Munich are back in the final for the first time since 2013.
Following a meeting of UEFA’s Executive Committee on Wednesday, it has also been announced that the Champions League will be completed as a mini-competition from the quarterfinal onwards, with Benfica’s Estadio da Luz and Sporting’s Estadio Jose Alvalade being used to stage the games.