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Ronaldo-Less Portugal Clinch Bronze Medal

FIFA Confederations Cup Report: Portugal v Mexico 02 July 2017

By SL International - Jul 02, 2017 04:31 PM

FIFA Confederations Cup

Result: Portugal 2-1 Mexico 

Date: 02 July 2017

Venue: Otkrytie Arena

Portugal, who were without Cristiano Ronaldo, claimed the bronze medal at the FIFA Confederations Cup after coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Mexico in extra-time.

The clash started at a high tempo with both nations signalling their intent get goals in the early stages.

Portugal were then awarded a penalty in the 15th minute when Andre Silva was brought down by Rafael Marquez. The striker stepped up but saw his spot-kick saved by Ochoa.

Mexico went close to breaking the deadlock in the 30th minute, but Rui Patricio produced a superb save to deny Javier Hernandez from 12-yards out.

That proved to be the final chance of the half, as the sides went into the halftime break goalless.

The Mexicans eventually broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute when Javier Hernandez's cross deflected into the back of the net, 0-1.

Portugal opted for a change in he 69th minute as Luis Nani made way for Ricardo Quaresma as they pushed for a winning goal.

The European champions dominated possession as the half went on, but the Mexico defence did well to stop the opponents from creating chances.

However, Portugal leveled matters in the 90th minute when Pepe turned home Quaresma's cross in the six-yard box, forcing the clash into extra-time.

Selecao were awarded a penalty in the 104th minute when Gelson Martins was fouled. Adrien Silva stepped up this time and made no mistake from the spot.

Portugal finished the game with 10 men after Nelson Samedo was shown a second yellow card of the game. Mexico also had a player sent off in second half of stoppage time, as Raul Jimenez picked up his second yellow card.

However, the European champions managed to see out the closing stages of second-half extra time to clinch the win and third place.


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Kwanele_prince99 Joined: 29 Jun 2017
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Kwanele_prince99 Jul 04, 2017 01:22 AM
@Schweinstriker_31 CR7 a cow what a joke
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Schweinstriker_31 Jul 03, 2017 02:55 PM
Portugal is good without that cow
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Mpho Poster Jul 03, 2017 10:10 AM
@The Lecturer CR7 mates were praising him bcz even wen he was not part of them in the field he was a new best assistance Coach. Even the wining goal scorer Eder said the king told him he wil score the wining goal. Anyway il b waisting my energy talking to childish haters like you. Hating eyes never sees any good. Even if CR scores 7 free kicks from the centre line yu wil say he bought the keeper but Messi scores one frm the edge of the box yu will say he is the man lol kwaaa thats so childish
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Mpho Poster Jul 03, 2017 10:03 AM
I would realy get suprised if a Messi fan can say anything good about CR7 or Portugal. Messi is a great Barca player, CR7 a great Euro player, Pele great world while Mara a great Argentina player
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Aguerokun Jul 03, 2017 08:00 AM
@makhanda-mendu me a hand ball in the box now is not a penalty wow
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zion gate keeper Jul 03, 2017 05:12 AM
I luv the fytin spirit of pepe and ramos ,these are true wariors they ll sacrifice for d team not pirates players (seniors who cant step up wen the goings got tough
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clemz7 Jul 03, 2017 04:52 AM
Ok
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indidanee Jul 02, 2017 08:05 PM
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The Lecturer Jul 02, 2017 07:30 PM
Portugal won the Euro finals without cry7 and now they just won the bronze without him. I'm sure he was wishing for Portugal to lose so his worth can be seen by the whole world that when he's not there he is missed. He does it at club level when his teammates score a goal instead of him....he cries in front of the cameras as if the goal was scored by Messi like we've seen in the last EL Clasico. It still puzzles me even today what kind of people who idolise such a sick guy.
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bongani.king Jul 02, 2017 07:00 PM
eeehh nowadays to mention Ronaldo you're wrong yoh yoh labantu bayamnyanya u CR7LEGEND ........but by the way bamu mention ngabomu juc kuthi nine mahaters wakhe nitocommenter nothing more special and its really working bcoz niyacommenter
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the-champion Jul 02, 2017 06:37 PM
Someone always excuses himself when it matters the most! Last time he faked an injury n now he 'had to go n c the doctor's kids'but alas,the guys seem to do better in his absence
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Editor what did i do?(Nelson barça/kby) Joined: 23 Jun 2017
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They did it without Surrogatenaldo but all the credit will go to him.
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Qhaf-qhaf Jul 02, 2017 06:10 PM
@Matayitayi true son Mexico are robbed , that was not a penalty
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Matayitayi Jul 02, 2017 06:03 PM
Mexico was robbed
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Eli-Math Jul 02, 2017 05:33 PM
They won the euro without Ronaldo in the final so I'm not suprised
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makhanda-mendu me Jul 02, 2017 05:32 PM
Ronaldo-less Portugal does't again.. Bt penalty was give two tyms neh..? 'Am not convinced by that ref and his dubious diction making...! Penalty that was scored to me it was wrong call..! Bt i guess in FIVa Parnell the is one Portuguese...! Mafia, we need the intervention of FBI Period...!
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Qhaf-qhaf Jul 02, 2017 05:11 PM
This klonkie Penaldo planned a lot for this tournament that he even paid doctors hundreds of thousands of dollars for artificial insemination and these kids to be born the same month of FIFA Confed Cup
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phindilemanxeba@gmail.com Jul 02, 2017 05:08 PM
Congratulation Portugal
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Thierry Henry Jul 02, 2017 05:00 PM
They always do better without Penaldo
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Olerilwe Jul 02, 2017 04:54 PM
what a boring game dis game was

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