Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi failed to make their mark on the game as it was the 20-year-old Lorient player who made the difference, Goal.com reports.
Raphael Guerreiro’s stoppage-time goal earned Portugal a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina in a friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old made his international debut in Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifying win over Armenia, and after coming on as a second-half substitute, he was left all alone to head Ricardo Quaresma’s cross into the net and ensure Portugal finished 2014 with a third consecutive 1-0 victory.
It was another telling contribution from substitute Quaresma, who had come off the bench to have a hand in the goals that sealed Portugal’s two previous wins.
The fixture had been billed as a clash between the two greatest players in the world, but neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo produced any true moments of magic to spark the match into life.