The three penalty shots for Chile were scored by Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez. On the other side, Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani failed to net the ball past the Manchester City keeper Bravo. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who was expected to take the last and most nerve-rattling shot, did not get the chance to step up, as all three of the first penalties were denied by Chile.
Portugal vs Chile Semifinal in Confederations Cup: Goals and Highlights
The game itself came to an end without a goal, with 90 minutes of high energy but monotonous display by the two teams. The scenario was similar even in the extra-time, as the two teams continued to show more and more energy in stopping each other. Jose Fonte made a clear foul on Francisco Silva in the box, but the video assistant referee was not even called into action. Vidal and Rodriguez hit the box’s frame shortly after that.
A pass to Eduardo Vargas from Sanchez fell through as Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio dove at the feet of the forward. Bravo followed suit, as he stopped Andre Silva, and the match began to pick pace. But, all the early chances proved pretty much nothing. It was only when Aranguiz sent a header that both sides came close to disrupting the scoreline. The half-volley from Aranguiz soon after was another chance to break the monotonous come and go, and Chile began to look like they would most likely go ahead.
The match desperately needed a goal. Efforts by Vidal, Andre Gomes, and Patricio all turned out to be mistimed. Ronaldo, set up Silva’s early chance, but remained quiet for some time after that. He then made an effort straight at Bravo, before he harmlessly lifted a free-kick over from a potential position after standing over the ball in his trademark style. He then saw a shot that had been deflected wide, and tried a header.
The match just went into the extra time. The first chance during the extra-time came to Sanchez, his header was far wide.Chile’s chance for penalty came in the seventh min of the second half of the extra time, but it was not given to the team. Then, their frustrating strikes on the crossbar happened, until the two teams went into the penalty shootout. The players of Portugal seemed nervous, especially Nani, and Bravo picked up on that. Amidst jubilant celebrations, Chile progressed into the final match, where they will face Mexico or Germany.