BRAVO!! Claudio the hero, as Chile defeat Portugal 3-0 on Penalties

Players of Chile celebrate after their 3-0 win over Portugal on Penalties.

Chile progressed to the final of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup following an enthralling 3-0 victory over Portugal on penalties, at the Kazan Arena, Russia.

Manchester City goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo, was the hero of the night as he put aside his problems at City to inspire his country Chile to the final, after saving three spot kicks.

After an end-to-end game which ended in a goalless draw after 90 minutes, the match went into extra-time, with La Roja coming the closest to scoring a goal, hitting the woodwork twice and denied what seemed a legitimate penalty, in the second half of extra-time.

A disappointed Cristiano Ronaldo sits on the pitch after the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final defeat to Chile.

Then came the shootout, as Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and former Manchester United star, Nani, all having their kicks saved by Bravo, Chile’s captain.

However, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez all scored their spot kicks, handing Chile a convincing 3-0 win, and a place in Sunday’s final, for the first time.

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