Portugal defeated Mexico in the consolation final of the confederations Cup 2017.
A great chance to go ahead in Portugal appeared in the 17 th minute – Adrien Silva earned a penalty and took himself to fulfill a judicial sentence (Cristiano Ronaldo in the bronze medal match not played). Mexican goalkeeper Ochoa guessed the intentions of the beginner “Milan” and saved his team from conceding a goal.
The chilling lack of responsibility for the outcome had a positive effect on the actions of both teams. In the first half, the dangerous moments arose with an enviable regularity, but before goals it never came.
In the 55th minute Mexico took the lead – the defender “Zenith” is not Present ahead of Velu and deflected the ball into his goal. Portugal equalized in the moment when it seemed that the third place will remain for “Aztecs” Pepe went on the final assault and proved to be the ball after a pass of Quaresma.
On 103 minutes, Layun in his penalty area played a hand and Silva at the second attempt has a penalty and brought Portugal to the bronze
Before the final whistle, the participants in the consolation finals were noted except that the mutual deletions. Portugal – the bronze prize-winner of the confederations Cup in Russia.
Portugal – Mexico 2:1
Goals: Pepe 90+1, Silva, 104 (penalty) – No 54 (goal)
Portugal: Patrício, Pepe, Eliseu, Semed, No, Pizzi (William Carvalho 90), Daniel (Gomez 82), Nani (Quaresma 70), Moutinho (Adrien Silva 82), Martins, André Silva.
Mexico: Ochoa, Marquez (Fabian 105), Moreno, Layun, Guardado (H. DOS Santos 80), Reyes, Herrera, Vela, Araujo, Peralta (Lozano 61), Chicharito (Jimenez 85)
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