Review: Bravo takes Chile to the finals



Thu, 29 Jun 2017 - 08:35 GMT


Thu, 29 Jun 2017 - 08:35 GMT

Bravo saved 3 penalties   - Courtesy of FIFA official website

Bravo saved 3 penalties - Courtesy of FIFA official website

CAIRO – 29 June 2017: Defeating Portugal by three saved penalties on Wednesday, Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo secured Chile’s advancement to the FIFA Confederation Cup final for the first time in their history.

Both teams had many chances during the first 90 minutes to score, but failed because of the great performances from Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

With neither team getting a winning goal in the final 15 minutes of the second half, the match was forced into extra. The extra time showed a continuous attack from both teams to win and avoid a penalty shootout, but both failed to open the score.

Going into a shoot-out, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez each scored for the Cope America champions while Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Luiz Nani’s attempts were blocked by Bravo.

FIFA chose Claudio Bravo as Man of the match for his three penalty saves, shutting down Portugal and moving La Roja into their first-ever FIFA final.

Chile waits for their opponents in the final, which will be decided from the semi-final Mexico vs. Germany match.



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