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28.06.2017 » Portugal 0-0 Chile (0-3 pens). The European champions are out!

Portuguese players side by side before penalties in the Confederations Cup in 2017

Portugal were eliminated tonight by Chile in the Confederations Cup, following a goalless draw both in regular and extra time, preceded by ruthless 3-0 in the penalty shootout. Chile will now play either Germany or Mexico in the final.


If there is one thing we can all bet on if Portugal is playing in the knockout rounds of an international tournament, is that it's going to go down to the wire. This time was no different, as Portugal and Chile battled through an exciting 120 minute 0-0 draw and it all came down to penalties, where Chile proved to be more competent. It was a fantastic matchup from the onset, with the South American champions facing their European counterparts. Countless chances came from both sides, with André Silva and Alexis Sanchez getting close to score in multiple occasions throughout the match...

Cristiano Ronaldo game photos in Portugal vs Chile
Portugal 0-0 Chile
 - Goals and highlights:

Early on, Vargas was free through on goal with only Rui Patricio in his way, but he fired straight at the Sporting CP keeper.

Soon after, Cristiano Ronaldo found himself free on the wing too and released a brilliant ball to find the new AC Milan signing, André Silva, closing in on the six-yard box. His shot, however, was also smothered by Claudio Bravo, who would become the hero on the night for the Chileans.

The game continued to go end-to-end, with both teams having clearcut chances. It was clear that Portugal did miss Pepe at the back however, as Chile repeatedly found holes in the defense.

Their best chance came in the dying moments of the game, as Chile managed to hit the woodwork twice from point blank range, first Arturo Vidal and then Martín Rodríguez. But soon we went onto penalties...

Cristiano Ronaldo smiling in June of 2017

Arturo Vidal stepped up first for Chile and unlike his attempt against Real Madrid, he put this one home, blasting the ball to the keeper's right. Quaresma missed next, firing his penalty straight at Claudio Bravo.

Portugal missed the second, as well as João Moutinho, who fired his shot straight at Bravo as well. At this point, Chile had a 2-0 lead. And soon it was 3-0, following another Portuguese miss, this time by NaniAnd just like that, it was all over.

A truly poor showing for Portugal in the shootout, especially compared to last summer, when they were so decisive at times. Claudio Bravo will go down as the hero of the night, saving three straight penalties in the shootout.

It will be disappointing for Portugal, who surely would have liked to play in yet another final, especially Ronaldo, who didn't get his chance to put his stamp on the EURO 2016 final. Nevertheless, it was still a good preparation for the team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next year. Now and after the 3rd place game on Sunday, all of the players will get a well-deserved rest after a long and arduous season.

AuthorTerrance Ross

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Portugal in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Portugal line-up vs Chile:

Goalkeeper: Rui Patrício
Defenders: Eliseu, Fonte, Bruno Alves, Cédric
Midfielders: Adrien, William Carvalho, André Gomes, Bernardo Silva
AttackersCristiano Ronaldo, André Silva.

Match stats provided by www.ronaldo7.net
Portugal
vs
Chile
0
Goals
0
11
Shots
12
4
Shots on goal
3
7
Corner kicks
5
11
Fouls commited
13
5
Yellow cards
2
0
Red cards
0
50%
Ball possession
50%

 

Cristiano Ronaldo next game is a Confederations Cup game on July 2 of 2017 against Germany. You can watch Juventus live stream, Portugal vs Germany, Germany vs Spain, Sweden vs Czech Republic, Sydney FC vs Arsenal, and Germany vs Mexico, all matches provided from our live soccer game pages.

Portugal next game:
Germany vs Portugal
kick-off time (02-07-2017):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 20:00
Jakarta
(Indonesia)
| UTC/GMT+7: 19:00
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+5.30: 17:30
Spain
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 14:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 13:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 09:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 08:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 05:00

Sources: ronaldo7.net / bbc.com / fifa.com / skysports.com

Cristiano Ronaldo in action in Portugal 0-0 Chile in the Confederations Cup in 2017

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