- Chile clinch maiden Confed final appearance after penalty shootout victory
- Goretzka at the double as Germany thrash Mexico
- Portugal and Mexico to face off for third place
We are finally approaching the end of this wonderful showcase. The tournament of Champions has been exciting from the off and now only two matches are left to play. Congratulations to Chile and Mexico for making it to the final of the 10th edition of the Confederations Cup. Will Chile win their first ever Confederations Cup trophy? Will Die Mannschaft avoid a repeat of the heartbreaking final loss in 2005? Let’s take you through the results of the semi final.
Portugal 0-0 Chile
La Roja secured their first ever Confederations Cup final appearance after defeating the Euro 2016 winners Portugal 3-0 on penalties following a 0-0 draw after extra time.
The best performance came from the under-fire Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. He made three straight penalty saves from the attempts of Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani.
It was a well deserved victory for the South American team. They managed to exert their influence throughout the encounter, claiming the lion’s share of the possession.
Antonio Pizzi’s team could have won it in extra time only to be denied a supposedly clear penalty claim and by the woodwork on two occasions. Chile will play the final against Germany and Portugal will face Mexico in the third place playoff.
Germany 4-1 Mexico
Joachim Löw’s men produced their best performance yet in this tournament against Mexico to gain entry to the final. Die Mannschaft ended the match with four goals scored and conceded one.
Leon Goretzka started the show for the Germans, scoring in the 6th minute. The Shalke 04 man inflicted more pain on El Tri, grabbing his brace two minutes later.
Timo Werner made it three in the 59th minute, tapping in Jonas Hector’s pass. Marco Fabian reduced the deficit to two with a potential goal of the tournament from 35 yards in the 89th minute.
That brief moment of brilliance was cut short by Germany in injury time. Amin Younes capped off a masterclass from Die Mannschaft by restoring the three goal advantage.
Germany will hope to win the trophy as they prepare to face Chile in the final and Mexico will face Portugal for the bronze medal.