The 20-year-old who was joined by his fellow Wolves Nelson Simedo and Joao Moutinho – wearing the captain’s armband again for his country – got off to a perfect start on his national debut as Portugal crushed Andorra 7 -0 at the Benfica Stadium at the Stade de Luz
In a move initiated by Semedo, while playing at Portugal’s right-back, the defender stormed the flank before heading towards the far post towards Paulinho’s head, who headed for Sergio Oliveira in the middle of Andorra’s penalty kick Zone, pushed to Neto to hit the bottom of the bar
After two goals for Portugal Under-21 during the recent international hiatus, Neto was rewarded for his performance in the Junior Classes with his first first-team call-up, becoming the first player born in the 2000s to be called-up, to represent and score for Portugal – Record numbers that will never be taken out of the young Wolverhampton striker
The evening of Neto ended at the end of the first half when he was replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo, who himself had set a record that night by winning his 100th match with Portugal
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Portugal returns to play on Saturday when they face France in a group stage match in the Nations League before heading to Croatia on Tuesday evening.
Neto is hoping for his first competitive opportunity for his country in those matches, while his Wolverhampton teammate is Roy Patricio, an unused substitute against Andorra, and Robin Nevis, who was not named on the bench on Wednesday night. But with the squad this week, he will also be looking to return to the starting line-up.
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