Confederations Cup results, Portugal Seize Third Place Without Ronaldo
Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still managed to overthrow the Mexican team in the race for the third place of Confederation Cup 2017 at Otkrytiye Arena, Moskva, Sunday (02/07/2017) Bola Online Maxbet.
Portugal’s success is achieved through a hard struggle. Had left behind due to an own goal Luis Neto, 2016 European champions and then responded via Pepe and Adrien Silva.
Portugal actually had a golden opportunity to open the scoring in the 17th minute through a penalty. The penalty was awarded after Rafa Marquez broke Andre Silva inside the restricted area of Mexico.
Silva also advanced as an executor. However, the new AC Milan striker failed to convert the chances into goals because the ball result kick pushed over by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
After the failure of Silva, the Portuguese troops increasingly heavily bombarded the Mexican defense. They almost took the lead by kicking Pizzi in the 22nd minute, but strayed slightly on the side of the goal.
No goals are created until the first half is over. Portugal and Mexico take a drink with a score of glasses.
After the break, exactly 54 minutes, Mexico stole the numbers thanks to goals Net suicide. The Zenit St Petersburg defender meant to drive Javier Hernandez’s bait, but the ball slid into his own.
Almost just the turn of Mexico conceded by a directional header Gelson Martins in the 61st minute. Again, Ochoa became a hero by dismissing the chance.
When entering injury time and Mexico looks ready to feast on victory, Portugal created the drama. Fernando Santos’s side squared an equalizer with a first-time Pepe kick that welcomed Ricardo Quaresma’s crossing.
1-1 scores closed the match. As a result, both teams have to undergo an extension of time.
In the 104th minute of extra round, fresh wind approached the stronghold of Portugal. They again get a penalty.
This time, Portugal did not repeat the mistake. The executor, Adrien Silva, managed to change the chance to be a goal by placing the ball into the top right corner of the goal.
Two minutes after the celebration celebrating a goal, Portugal crashed bad luck. They have to continue the fight with 10 players after Nelson Semedo got a second yellow card for breaking Hirving Lozano.
Mexico is also unlucky. They also lost one player, Raul Jimenez, who was rewarded a second yellow card in the 112th minute.
A 2-1 score lasts until the extra-time round ends. (Ade Jayadireja)
Portugal 2-1 Mexico (Pepe 90 + 1 ‘, Adrien Silva-pen 104’; Luis Neto-bd 54 ‘)
Portugal: 1-Rui Patricio, 3-Pepe, 4-Luis Neto, 19-Eliseu, 11-Nelson Semedo, 17-Nani (Ricardo Quaresma 70 ‘), 8-Joao Moutinho (Adrien Silva 82’), 16-Pizzi, 13-Danilo Pereira (Andre Gomes 82 ‘), 9-Andre Silva, 18-Gelson Martins
Coach: Fernando Santos
Mexico: 13-Guillermo Ochoa, 4-Rafa Marquez, 15-Hector Moreno, 7-Miguel Layun, 2-Nestor Araujo, 18-Andreas Guardado (Jonathan Dos
Santos 80 ‘), 16-Hector Herrera, 21-Ricardo Reyes, 11-Carlos Vela, 19-Oribe Peralta (Hirving Lozano 61’), 14-Javi Hernandez
Coach: Juan Osorio
Referee: Fahad Al Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)