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The stadium Jose Alvalade Lisbon will host the friendly match that will be played Portugal and Spain On October 7, the Spanish Federation announced this Tuesday, which already gave the date of the match on August 8.

In the framework of the second international window of 2020, the current European champion will put Luis Enrique's team to the test in the return of the national teams.

It will be the first of the three games that the Spanish team will face in October. Subsequently, they will play two Nations League matches: against Switzerland at home on the 10th and against Ukraine at home on the 14th.

Luis Enrique's team will return to activity in the next few days. Since it will begin its participation in the Europa League with the matches against Germany in Stuttgart on September 3 and against the Ukrainian team on September 6 at the Alfredo di Stefano de Valdebebas (Madrid).

It will be the thirty-eighth time that the Iberian rivals will meet. The balance favors Spain with 17 victories for only 6 defeats. The last match was played in Sochi, in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and ended with a tie at three.

The last Spanish victory against the Portuguese was in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup

The last Spanish victory was in the round of 16 duel of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with a goal by David Villa that certified the classification of Vicente del Bosque's team, ultimately champion, and the last Portuguese triumph occurred precisely shortly after of that appointment, in a friendly in the Lisbon stadium of La Liz, on November 17 of that year, in which the team led by Cristiano Ronaldo thrashed 4-0.

Jose Alvalade does not bring good memories to the Spanish team. There they lost to Portugal on the last day of the group stage of Euro 2004, with a goal from Nuno Gomes (1-0), and the team led by Iñaki Sáez was eliminated from the tournament.