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- Silva (P)104'
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- GuardadoDos Santos80'
- Neto (o.g.)54'
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Portugal - Mexico
FIFA Confederations Cup - 2 July 2017
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FULL-TIME! The free-kick fails to result in an opportunity... and the referee blows his whistle! Portugal win a thrilling game to secure a third-place finish in the Confederations Cup.
Portugal are on the verge of winning a fairly dramatic match. But Mexico win a free-kick in a wide area... and they've even brought their goalkeeper up for the set-piece!
It's all got too much for Juan Carlos Osorio who is sent to the stands for appealing to the referee after Moreno appeared to be bundled over in the Portugal penalty area.
Goals, penalties, red cards - can we play for 115 minutes more? Mexico have just over five minutes to find an equaliser to send this one to penalty-kicks.
- Red cardRaúl JiménezMexico
RED CARD! Jimenez is given his marching orders, as he receives his second booking of the game. It was a clumsy and needless foul on Eliseu, and it makes Mexico's task of finding an equaliser even more difficult.
Quaresma has been fairly impressive since he was introduced in the second period, and now he wins Portugal a corner. He was allowed to cut in from the wing and have a shot, but it was deflected wide.
Can Portugal hang on, or will Mexico find a way to net an equaliser? This game has had everything. Well, almost.
- Red cardNélson SemedoPortugal
RED CARD! The drama continues as Portugal are reduced to 10 men. Semedo is given a second yellow card for a high boot on Lozano.
- E.T 2nd Half
The short break is over, and we're back underway for 15 more minutes of football.
- End of E.T 1st Half
Football can be a cruel, cruel sport. Having trailed until the 91st minute of normal time, Portugal are now ahead.
- Goal by penaltyAdrien SilvaPortugal
Goal! Portugal are in front as Adrien Silva coolly dispatches the penalty as he sends Ochoa the wrong way.
PENALTY TO PORTUGAL! Layun handles in the penalty area and the referee has no choice other than to point to the spot!
The tension threatens to boil over as players from both sides come together after Andre Silva is caught by Dos Santos. The referee calms things down and we're back underway.
WIDE! Eliseu wraps his foot around the ball, but it's inches wide of the top corner. There was great pace on the ball and Ochoa wouldn't have stood a chance, if it was on target.
- Yellow cardHéctor MorenoMexico
Moreno receives a booking for a rash tackle on Silva. He appears to have caught him on the ankle there. Ouch. Portugal have a free-kick from around 25 yards out now.
Mexico are well on top in extra-time, despite their devastating late set-back. El Tri are determined to win this match.
SAVE! A deep corner is sent into the Portugal box. It breaks to Lozano whose back post header is well saved by Patricio.
Lozano gets to the channel before delivering a cross to the near post. Jiménez finds a tiny bit of space to unload a shot, but Portugal defenders get in the way of it.
- E.T 1st Half
Mexico get us underway in extra-time.
- OnWilliam CarvalhoPortugal
Portugal make a change: William Carvalho takes the place of Pizzi.
Mexico were only moments from victory; a win which would likely have saved the job of Osario. But then up popped Pepe to score in injury-time and break Mexican hearts.
- End of 2nd Half
FULL-TIME: Portugal 1-1 Mexico. A quick break before extra-time starts.
Extra-time is looming, thanks to Pepe's last-gasp goal.
GOAL! Pepe saves the day for Portugal! The defender is in the penalty area to meet a wonderful cross from Quaresma. He throws a boot at it and the ball ends up in the back of the net. What a time to score!
FOUR minutes of additional time to play at the end of this one.
Mexico are now only two minutes from sealing third place at this year's Confederations Cup. Will it be enough to save the job of head coach, Juan Carlos Osorio?
More frustration for Portugal as they work the ball wide, but Quaresma had made his move slightly too early and is flagged offside.
- OffJavier HernándezMexico
- OnRaúl JiménezMexico
MEXICO SUB: Hernandez is given a standing ovation from the travelling Mexican fans as he is replaced by Raul Jimenez for the remaining five minutes.
Dos Santos curls a shot at goal from 25 yards, but it's straight into the arms of Patricio.
SAVE! Hernandez is played through on the left, but can't beat Rui Patricio from the tight angle.
- OffDanilo PereiraPortugal
- OnAndré GomesPortugal
PORTUGAL SUB: Third and final sub, Andre Gomez is on for Danilo.
- OffJoão MoutinhoPortugal
- OnAdrien SilvaPortugal
PORTUGAL SUB: Adrien Silva is on for Moutinho.
- OffAndrés GuardadoMexico
- OnJonathan Dos SantosMexico
MEXICO SUB: Jonathan Dos Santos takes the place of Guardado for the final 10 minutes.
It's been a thoroughly entertaining game, even if there hasn't been a lot of goals. I hope it has whetted your appetite for tonight's final between Chile and Germany, which we'll also be providing live commentary for.
Frustration for Quaresma as he over-hits a cross and the ball rolls harmlessly over the line for a Mexico goal-kick. On second glance, it may have been a shot. A very poor one.
Just a reminder that Mexico have won five of their last six third-place play-off games.
Mexico are dropping deeper as the contest goes on. They're happy to absorb the pressure and hit their opponents on the counter-attack when the opportunity sees fit.
Time is running out for Portugal. They have lacked a clinical touch up front this afternoon. I think it's pretty obvious that they're missing the services of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pepe strikes an ambitious shot from range which takes a deflection and Portugal have a corner. Mexico deal with the set-piece quite easily though.
Clever movement from Hernandez as he does well to get on the end of a cross. However, the ball strikes his back rather than his head and is well off target.
- OnRicardo QuaresmaPortugal
Slightly surprising that Nani has been replaced by Ricardo Quaresma for the remaining 20 minutes. The Portuguese forward has missed more than his fair share of opportunities today.
Layun has been impressive for Mexico, both in defence and attack. Now the full-back sends a cross to the back post but Martins is back for Portugal to head it behind for a corner.
I would be absolutely amazed if there wasn't another goal scored before full-time.
CLOSE! Vela almost doubles Mexico's advantage, slightly against the run of play. The ball falls kindly for him just inside the penalty area, but he sends his first-time volley just wide of the Portuguese goal.
MISS! And from the subsequent corner, Nani misses again as he heads inches wide from inside the penalty area. How many chances do Portugal need?
WONDERFUL SAVE! A reaction one-handed stop from Ochoa keeps out Martins' header from only a few yards!
- OffOribe PeraltaMexico
- OnHirving LozanoMexico
Portugal make their first substitution of the match.
MISS! Portugal spring a counter-attack as they get multiple players forward. Pizzi is at the forefront of the move as he exchanges passes with Martins before firing wide from just inside the penalty area. What an opportunity.
Mexico are on the attack and hungry for more. Herrera is played through behind the Portugal defence, but Rui Patricio is quick off his line to make the situation safe.
- Own-goalLuís NetoPortugal
OWN-GOAL: Mexico have the lead! Luis Neto, on his first appearance in the Confederations Cup, puts the ball into his own net. Hernandez had delivered a ball across the six yard box and it's taken an unfortunate bounce off the Portuguese defender.
CLOSE! Silva clips a clever pass into the path of Martins who takes a touch before firing at goal. It strikes the advertising hoardings before crashing against the back of the net. Half of the ground thought it was in! Nani was in a perfect position and will be frustrated he wasn't played through.
OVER! Moutinho is invited to shoot from 25 yards, but it's never troubling the goalkeeper.
You can't question the players' commitment and passion to win this game today. The tackles are flying in.
Hernandez is released behind the Portuguese defence, but sees his shot saved. It wouldn't have counted as he was in an offside position. Still, it showed a vulnerability in Portugal's defence at the start of this second half.
- 2nd Half
The second period is underway.
So, it's goalless at half-time but Portugal ought to be in front. Andre Silva missed a penalty, after the referee called for the VAR system to be used, while Nani almost spurned a couple of opportunities.
- End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME: Portugal 0-0 Mexico.
Peralta has a chuckle to himself as Portugal's subsequent corner comes to nothing. It's always good to laugh, especially at yourself.
The corner is taken short. Martins eventually sends a cross to the near post where Peralta almost sends a diving header into his own net! What a comical finish that would have been from the Mexican striker.
The dangerous Pizzi steps up and has a pop from just outside the Mexican penalty area. It takes a deflection and Portugal have a corner.
Entertaining football, very good. It doesn't have the feel of a meaningless third-place play-off. Both sides determined to win.
Portugal come forward in numbers. Gelson Martins finds himself in possession, 25 yards from goal and invited to shoot. His effort is straight at Ochoa, but it's far from convincing as the Mexican goalkeeper punches it clear.
Peralta is the target for Guardado as he gets himself to the near post, but the cross is well defended by the Portuguese defence.
BLOCK! Layun has been Mexico's best player thus far, and he comes to his side's rescue defensively just now. Martins swings a cross into the penalty area. It falls to Pizzi at the back post who fires a shot at goal, but Layun throws his body in front of the shot. Corner to Portugal.
Absolute quality from Vela, as the winger slides through Hernandez with a wonderful reverse ball. The Mexican striker has the goal at his mercy, but his powerful shot is somehow saved by Rui Patricio who does brilliantly to tip the ball over the bar.
The match is still goalless, as we approach the half-hour mark. It's a thoroughly enjoyable game, despite the lack of goals. It's been fairly open.
Mexico win a free-kick on the left channel. Layun sends a delicious cross into the penalty area with his right foot. It evades everyone though, and almost ends up in the net! Fortunately, for Portugal, Rui Patricio's eyes never left the ball and he's able to gather.
- Yellow cardNélson SemedoPortugal
YELLOW CARD! The first booking is given to Semedo after he fouls Hernandez.
WIDE! Pizzi comes forward for Portugal, but sees his pass intercepted. However, he gets a second opportunity when the ball comes back to him and this time he shoots. The effort takes a deflection and just wide of the Mexican goal. It should be a corner, but the referee points to a goal-kick.
Finally, Mexico's danger-man Vela gets on the ball. He looks to find Hernandez at the back post, but puts too much on his cross.
Penalties have been the curse of Portugal's tournament. After missing all three against Chile in the semi-final, Silva misses his side's fourth consecutive spot-kick.
CHANCE! The unmarked Nani should score from Portugal's corner, but he heads it over the bar from a few yards out!
MISSED! Silva steps up... and sees his low shot to the left saved by Ochoa! A wonderful save from the Mexican goalkeeper.
- Yellow cardRafael MárquezMexico
PENALTY TO PORTUGAL! A lovely through ball is played through to Silva behind the Mexican defence. The forward's first touch is perfect, but then he's brought down by Marquez. The referee initially waved play on, but after consultation with the VAR, he eventually points to the spot!
Martins is proving quite troublesome in the Mexican half. The winger wins another corner, but again it comes to nothing.
Portugal have enjoyed a large share of the possession in the early stages of this match. Believe it or not, Mexico have held the ball longer than any other side in the Confederations Cup this year.
OVER! Mexico's first sight of goal comes in the form of a header from Hernandez. Layun delivers an early cross from the right, Hernandez had peeled off his marker but he gets under the ball and sends it well over the bar.
Nani is perhaps a little frustrated after that miss. He gets a telling off for a needless foul on Layun.
CLOSE! Portugal have made a bright start and could to be in front here. Martins is released on the channel and he cuts it back for Nani but the former Manchester United winger can't direct it goalwards. He was only eight yards out, but it was a difficult opportunity as he was off balance.
The set-piece is well defended by Mexico, but Portugal are back in possession.
Semedo is fouled on the channel, meaning Portugal have their first opportunity to swing a cross into the Mexico penalty area.
Today's referee is Fahad Al Mirdasi.
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The National Anthems are currently being belted out, which means we're almost set for kick-off. Portugal are probably favourites, but Mexico have won five of their last six third-place play-off games.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Carlos Vela (Mexico)
Osorio's decision to leave the winger on the bench against Germany raised eyebrows, but the Real Sociedad man has an opportunity to show his manager his capabilities this afternoon. The 28-year-old is arguably Mexico's most talented player. He gets bums off seats and if we're lucky, he may provide a show today.
Ah, memories. Let's go back to 2006 when Portugal beat Mexico 2-1 at the World Cup.
Mexico have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine Confederations Cup matches, since a 0-0 draw against Greece in their final group stage fixture of the 2005 tournament.
This afternoon is the second occasion the nations have met in this year's Confederations Cup. Hector Moreno scored an injury-time goal to earn Mexico a 2-2 draw in Group A.
Some may feel the third-place play-off is a meaningless game, but Juan Carlos Osorio certainly won't be taking today's game lightly. The Mexico head coach has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, and his days are seemingly numbered. A win today would be a massive relief.
Today is the first time Portugal will play in a tournament without the services of Ronaldo, who is meeting his new-born twins for the first time, in 11 years. Santos is also missing Raphael Guerreiro, who has reportedly travelled back to Portugal to continue rehabilitation work on his right ankle, as well as Bernardo Silva.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of the Confederations Cup third-place play-off. Mexico’s bid to be crowned champions was ended in some fashion as they were thrashed 4-1 by Germany. But El Tri have an opportunity to finish the tournament on a high when they face a Portugal side without Cristiano Ronaldo. Fernanado Santos’ charges were beaten by Chile on penalties after a goalless draw.