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2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Portugal come from behind to finish third

Sunday 2nd July , 2017 4:13 pm
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 02: The Portugal team celebrate coming third after the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Play-Off for Third Place between Portugal and Mexico at Spartak Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 02: The Portugal team celebrate coming third after the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Play-Off for Third Place between Portugal and Mexico at Spartak Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Portugal finished their FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 campaign on a high by beating Mexico 2-1 after extra time in the play-off for third place at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow in front of 42,659 fans.

Guillermo Ochoa came to Mexico’s rescue early in the match when he saved Andre Silva’s penalty kick.

Mexico opened the scoring in the 54th minute when Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez dribbled inside the penalty area to the goalline before chopping a cross in front of goal, and Portugal defender Luis Neto inadvertently deflected the ball into his own net, while under pressure from Carlos Vela.

However, Portugal fought back and Pepe stabbed home a dramatic equaliser with the sole of his boot from Ricardo Quaresma’s cross in stoppage time to send the match to extra time.

Portugal got another chance at the penalty spot after Miguel Layun handled Gelson Martins’s attempted flick in the penalty area, and this time Adrien Silva made no mistake, as he sent Ochoa the wrong way to score the winning goal.

 

 

 

Source: FIFA

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