Portugal into Nations League semis.
Portugal sealed top spot in Group A3 and a place in the Nations League semi-finals courtesy of a hard-fought point against a wasteful Italy.
The home side had the best chances but were let down by their poor shooting and faded as the game went on.
The draw means Portugal cannot be overtaken at the top of the group.
With the second-placed Italians having played all four of their games, Portugal end their campaign at home to relegated Poland on Tuesday.
As well as a last-four spot in this inaugural Nations League, reigning European champions Portugal also have the safety net of a play-off game to reach the Euro 2020 finals, should they fail to do so via the traditional qualifying means.
Portugal will play their last-four tie (and possibly the final) on home soil after Uefa announced that the conclusion of the inaugural Nations League would be played in the country, at venues in Porto and Guimaraes in early June 2019.
Portugal beat Group A3 rivals Italy and Poland to claim hosting duties, which is expected to be confirmed by Uefa’s Executive Committee at their meeting in Dublin on Monday 3 December – the same day that the draw for the finals takes place.
Ronaldo again absent as Chiellini hits 100
Fernando Santos’ side were once again without their most capped player and record goalscorer, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, against the country in which he now plays his football.
The 33-year-old has not retired from the international game but is taking a break following the summer’s World Cup in Russia and his move from Real Madrid to Juve.
His country missed him in Milan. Even with creative players such as Bernardo Silva, Ruben Neves and Andre Silva in the side, they failed to pose a significant threat to the hosts, particularly during a limp first half.
Home keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma made just one significant save – albeit a brilliant one – from a long-range William Carvalho shot during an improved second-half showing from the visitors.
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