Portugal finally put an end to its confederations cup dreams as they suffered a defeat from the Chileans. After an equally matched 90 minutes, the two sides further proceeded to extra time as the two sides failed to break each other’s deadlock.
It was quite evident that the difference between the two sides was not going to easily settle despite in the dying minutes of the second quarter of extra time Chile proved dangerous as they hit the wood work two times courtesy of a rocket delivered by Arturo Vidal and a rebound by Rodriguez but all in vain.
This took the match further to a penalty shootout in which Chile emerged victorious thanks to the heroic displays by the infamous Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo who happened to save all 3 penalties of Portugal from Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Luis Nani.
That didn’t stop Chile from scoring all its penalties courtesy of Arturo Vidal, Aranguiz and Alexis Alejandro Sanchez. Chile proceed to the final as they await the winner of today’s blood thirsty semifinal between Germany and Mexico at 9pm local time.
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