Saturday, June 24, 2017

Confederations Cup: Portugal, El Tri Advance To Semis; Russia Eliminated

Two games were played in Russia on Saturday as Group A play in the FIFA Confederations Cup concluded.

At Kazan:

Hirving Lozano scored the winning goal in the 52nd minute as Mexico advanced to the tournament's semifinal round and eliminated hosts Russia 2-1.

At Saint Petersburg:

Cristiano Ronaldo (PK-33'), Bernardo Silva (37'), Andre Silva (80'), and Nani (90'+1) each scored once as Portugal demolished New Zealand 4-0 and booked their ticket for the semifinals.

Final Group A Standings:

1. Portugal (GP: 3; GD: +5; PTS: 7)
2. Mexico (GP: 3; GD: +2; PTS: 7)
3. Russia (GP: 3; GD: 0; PTS: 3)
4. New Zealand (GP: 3; GD: -7; PTS: 0)

Portugal and Mexico advanced to the semifinal round.

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