Portugal finished third in the Confederations Cup after coming from behind to beat Mexico 2-1 in Moscow.
Portugal had a chance to take the lead early in the first half through Andre Silva, but he saw his penalty saved by Guillermo Ochoa, with the spot kick having been awarded after a video assistant referee review following Rafael Marquez’s foul.
It was Mexico, however, who edged ahead nine minutes after the break through a Luis Neto own goal, with the defender deflecting Javier Hernandez’s cross into his own net.
But with Mexico seemingly set for victory, up popped Pepe in injury time to volley home a cross and grab the equaliser for Portugal.
And Portugal completed the turnaround one minute before half-time of extra time through substitute Adrien Silva, who converted from the penalty spot into the bottom corner following a Miguel Layun handball.
Portugal were reduced to 10 men at the start of the second half of extra time after Nelson Semedo picked up a second yellow card, while Mexico’s Raul Jimenez also received his marching orders six minutes later, with Fernando Santos’ side then holding out for victory to claim third place.
~ Mark Twain