Mexican Wave….Goodbye

The Confederations Cup is over we all know who the Champions are but lets look back at the Road to the Final…

Semi-Final day one saw Portugal vs Chile, both looking to make their first Confederations Cup final in their first appearance in the tournament. The highlight was also seeing two of World football’s greatest players clash, will it be Ronaldo’s Portugal or Sanchez Chile to advance to the Final?

The stats were all in favour of Portugal before kick-off…

Portugal have met Chile twice before, winning one and drawing the other. Can Chile finally register a win against Ronaldo and co? #ConfedCup
Red hot Ronaldo has been named man of the match in all of Portugal’s games at #ConfedCup. #PORCHI

Portugal have scored the joint most goals in this year’s #ConfedCup (7 with Germany). Chile has only scored one goal less (6). #PORCHI

BUT… all comes down to that one performance of the night and a gamechanging player this time it was not an outfield player but the Chilean Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, saving 3 penalties after the match went into extra-time goaless.

All I can say is BRAVO Chile for making it to the Final.
To be honest I was looking forward to the next Semi-Final…World Cup Champion Germany vs Mexico. I was rooting for a Mexico win just because I look like the goalkeeper hmmm think I have some Mexican heritage.

Germany have only lost one game to Mexico in the history of this fixture and that defeat came 32 years ago. #ConfedCup

Football is a beautiful game but also cruel especially if you are up against The German Machine, even without their star-studded regulars it took just 6 minutes for them to find the back of the net……two minutes later it was 2-0 Leon Goretzka scoring both but it was really a team effort.

It was all downhill for Mexico as Germany slotted another 2 goals to seal their place comfortably into the final in St Petersburg, this was really a brilliant game though and I commend Mexico on thier fighting spirit never giving up….

A well deserved Mexican Wave….Goodbye.

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