- Portugal take third place in Confederations Cup after match goes into extra time
- Mexico took 54th minute lead through Portugal defender Luis Neto’s own goal
- Pepe’s volley sent match into extra time before Adrien Silva’s goal won it
- Both sides finished with 10 men as Nelson Semedo and Raul Jimenez sent off
Portugal fought back from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in extra time in the Confederations Cup third-place game on Sunday.
Facing defeat at the end of the 90 minutes, Portugal sent the game into extra time with Pepe’s volley. Adrien Silva won it with a 104th-minute penalty following Miguel Layun’s handball.
With little at stake on a wet afternoon in Moscow, both coaches gave game time to fringe players.
Portugal beat Mexico 2-1 after extra time to finish third in the 2017 Confederations Cup
Rafael Marquez of Mexico fouls Portugal’s Adrien Silva for a penalty that the midfielder netted
Silva slots home from the penalty spot in the 104th minute of extra time to win the game
Silva celebrates after scoring Portugal’s winner against Mexico as they win 3rd place match
Portugal’s Fernando Santos made eight changes from the loss to Chile in the semifinals, with Cristiano Ronaldo absent after leaving the squad to spend time with his newborn twins.
Mexico’s Juan Carlos Osorio made five changes.
Guillermo Ochoa showed sharp reflexes in the 16th minute to stop Andre Silva’s penalty, awarded after he was brought down by Rafael Marquez.
Portugal’s Nelson Semedo is handed a red card after a second yellow in the 106th minute
A Portugal supporter sports a wide grin before the third-place match in Moscow
Portugal defender Luis Neto turned Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez’s cross into his own net in the 54th minute to give Mexico a 1-0 lead.
Both teams finished with 10 men. Portugal’s Nelson Semedo picked up his second yellow card in the 106th minute, and Mexico’s Raul Jimenez was red-carded six minutes later for a reckless tackle.
Mexico coach Osorio was also sent off for his angry reaction to the referee’s decision not to give a penalty.