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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Claudio Bravo The Hero As Ronaldo’s Portugal Crash Out Of Conferederations Cup

Chile have progressed to the final of the 2017 Confederations Cup after defeating Portugal 3 nil on penalties following 120 minutes of football which produced no goal.
Both sides had chances in the first half to grab the opener but could not with Adrien Silva, Eduardo Vargas the main culprits. Portugal had much of the possession in the first half but the La Roja came out stronger in the second half.
The changes made by Fernando Santos did not yield the needed result as Ricardo Quaresma, Nani tried failed to provide the needed impetus.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a header that went narrowly wide but he and Alexis Sanchez were largely contained in a cagey affair.
The game to life in the second half of extra time as Chile hit the cross bar twice in three seconds shortly before the whistle for penalty shoot out.
Manchester City goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo was the hero as he kept out three spot kicks while Chile converted all their spot kicks with Alexis Sanchez converting the crucial final kick.
Chile will now wait till tomorrow for the winner of the clash between Germany battle Mexico to know who they will face in the final slated for Sunday.

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