New Zealand vs Portugal, Live Score and Commentary, FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, NZL v POR

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 24, 2017 22:21 IST

New Zealand 0-4 Portugal (Ronaldo 33', B Silva 38', A Silva 80', Nani 90')


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FT: New Zealand 0-4 Portugal

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90+2' ALMOST! New Zealand almost grab a consolation with a beautiful passage of play that ends with a clever pass to Kosta in the box, but he blazes over.

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90' 3 minutes of injury time

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90' Nani rifles a low drive past Marinovic with a hammer of a shot across goal with his left foot, right into the bottom corner. New Zealand 0-4 Portugal!

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88' Check him again! Rui Patricio comes up to collect a cross from the left and clatters into Bruno Alves, dropping the ball for Boxhall, but his shot is blocked by a recovering Portuguese keeper.

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87' Rui Patricio is down and receiving treatment as the rest of the players use the opportunity to refresh themselves as well.

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84' Chance! Martins first contribution is brilliant, bursting down the right wing and finding Andre Silva in space in the box, but both of the Portuguese youngster's shots on goal are blocked.

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84' Gelson Martins comes on to replace Ricardo Quaresma for Portugal

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As things stand, Portugal and Mexico top Group A with 7 points, but the Euro 2016 Champions have a better goal difference.

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82' Ingham goes into the book for a late foul on Pizzi.

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80' Ronaldo called him his successor and this was eerily reminiscent of his younger days. Andre Silva receives the ball in midfield and drives towards goal, bursting past his marker with ease and rifling a shot from the right into the opposite top corner! New Zealand 0-3 Portugal!

22:07 (IST)24 JUN 2017


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79' SO CLOSE! Nani leads a counter attack down the left wing, before cutting back inside and trying to curl a measured shot on goal with the instep of his right boot, only to watch it fly inches wide of the far corner.

22:04 (IST)24 JUN 2017

76' SHOT! New Zealand begin a counter-attack in a 4-on-4 situation, but Chris Wood wastes the chance with an early shot from range, that barely troubles Rui Patricio.

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74' Durante comes off to be replaced by Smeltz, a striker. An attacking change for New Zealand, as they chase the game.

21:59 (IST)24 JUN 2017

71' Nani SCREAMS for a penalty after going shoulder-to-shoulder with Tommy Smith in the penalty box while competing for a cross from Quaresma. That would have been... generous, and in the age of VAR, incorrect.

21:57 (IST)24 JUN 2017

69' ANOTHER SAVE FROM MARINOVIC! Semedo's low cutback from the right wing finds Nani in the box, and he shoots powerfully at goal - the ball takes a deflection off a defender from close range, but the Kiwi keeper is still on hand to make yet another incredible save!

21:55 (IST)24 JUN 2017

67' Ronaldo comes off to a standing ovation, as Santos replaces him with Nani, who also dons the captain's armband and his 110th cap for Portugal (3rd in the list of all-time Portuguese internationals)

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65' Barbarouses Kosta comes on to replace Clayton Lewis for New Zealand

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64' HOW DID HE MISS?! Moutinho sends in a beautiful through ball on the right channel, finding Andre Silva making a clever run into the box, but the Milan youngster fluffs his lines, dallying on the ball and allowing Marinovic to close him down and block his shot.

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63' A bit of a lull in the game after two close shaves on either side, as the 22 men on the pitch catch their breath.

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60' Semedo sends in a regulation cross from the right, but Ronaldo's alien-like neck muscles result in a powerful downward header that looked destined for goal, only for Marinovic to make a smart reaction save!

21:47 (IST)24 JUN 2017

58' WHAT A SAVE! Rojas starts off the attack for New Zealand down the middle, before sending Doyle clear on the left wing. He responds with a pitch-perfect low cross to the far post, where Wood slides in to send a shot on goal, only for Patricio to make a close-range save!

21:44 (IST)24 JUN 2017

55' Tuiloma sends in a long throw from the right wing, with Smith winning a header in the box. Pepe clears the flick-on, but moments later clatters into Doyle, earning him a booking.

It's bad news for Portugal, as that means Pepe will miss the semifinal.

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Meanwhile, Mexico lead Russia 2-1, thus bringing them level on points with Portugal at the top of Group A

21:40 (IST)24 JUN 2017

52' Quaresma wins a corner after Ronaldo dallies on the ball for an age before eventually passing. Portugal are unable to fashion a clear cut chance from the set piece, but recover the ball after Clayton Lewis' pass forward finds no white shirt.

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49' Ronaldo throws away a great chance to send Pizzi through on goal, hanging on to the ball in the box. He turns and attempts to fashion some pace to shoot, but tumbles to the floor not-so-gracefully.

21:35 (IST)24 JUN 2017

47' Portugal have the better of the opening exchanges in the second half, with New Zealand looking a bit slow to the ball. Seems like Hudson's team talk has not worked...

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46' AND WE'RE OFF! New Zealand get us underway in the second half, kicking off from right to left.

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HT: Pizzi comes on to replace Bernardo Silva for Portugal

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Just to remind you then - Cristiano Ronaldo is now the all-time highest scoring European international - with 60 competitive goals. However, Ferenc Puskas has scored 84 international goals for Hungary including friendlies, and by that criteria, Ronaldo is second - with 75 goals.

Overall, the Portuguese star stands 7th in the world of international scorers. Here is the list:

[109] Ali Daei - Iran
[84] Ferenc Puskas - Hungary
[80] Kunishige Kamamoto - Japan
[78] Hussein Saeed - Iraq
[77] Pele - Brazil
[76] Godfrey Chitalu - Zambia
[75] Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal

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HT: New Zealand 0-2 Portugal

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45' 2 minutes of injury time are added on.

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43' Andre Silva reacts badly to the attentions of his marker - shoving him away with a petulant punch. The youngster's shirt is torn in the process and he makes his displeasure known to the referee.

21:11 (IST)24 JUN 2017

41' Quaresma, Semedo and Moutinho all combine brilliantly down the right wing, with New Zealand desperately hacking the ball out for a corner. The referee eases the pressure on the Kiwis by blowing for a foul by Danilo.

21:08 (IST)24 JUN 2017

38' Brilliant play from Quaresma sends Eliseu through on the left wing, and he squares a low ball for Bernardo Silva to tap the ball home. The Portuguese midfielder landed awkwardly, with replays showing he may have twisted his ankle. New Zealand 0-2 Portugal!

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21:07 (IST)24 JUN 2017

37' Tuiloma comes on to replace McGlinchey, in a tactical switch by Anthony Hudson

21:05 (IST)24 JUN 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 60 competitive international goals; more than any other European player in history. He's 7th in the list of all time scorers throughout the world.

21:04 (IST)24 JUN 2017

As things stand, Portugal top Group A with 7 points, followed by Mexico with 5 and Russia with 4 points.

21:03 (IST)24 JUN 2017

33' GOOOOOAAAL RONALDOOOO!!! The Portuguese star shoots an unstoppable shot to his right, with Marinovic going the wrong way. New Zealand 0-1 Portugal!

21:02 (IST)24 JUN 2017

32' PENALTY TO PORTUGAL! Danilo is shove to the floor by Smith, and the referee points to the spot. Ronaldo to take

21:01 (IST)24 JUN 2017

Portugal go back to the top of Group A on 5 points, as Mexico equalize to make it 1-1 against Russia.

21:01 (IST)24 JUN 2017

31' Ronaldo screams for a penalty - and even VAR can't come to his help as he tumbles to the ground after challenging for a left wing cross via the boot of Quaresma.

20:59 (IST)24 JUN 2017

29' Ryan Thomas is some player - he nicks the ball of Ronaldo and proceeds to run down New Zealand's left, evading a couple of challenges before Semedo has to desperately hack the ball out of play.

20:57 (IST)24 JUN 2017

Meanwhile, Russia have moved to the top of Group A on 6 points, as they lead Mexico by a 1-0 scoreline.

20:57 (IST)24 JUN 2017

26' OFF THE BAR! Quaresma makes merry down the left wing this time, and sends in another superb cross to the far post. Ronaldo rises high and shrugs off his marker to power a header towards goal, only to watch in agony as his effort cannons off the crossbar!

20:55 (IST)24 JUN 2017

25' Wood makes a nuisance of himself in the box, troubling Bruno Alves aplenty with his sizable frame, only for Doyle to shoot his flick on over the bar.

20:54 (IST)24 JUN 2017

23' HEADER! After Bernardo Silva's initial delivery is cleared, Portugal recycle the ball and Quaresma sends in a telling cross from the right wing, straight to Ronaldo in the box, but the Portuguese superstar's downward header is straight at Marinovic and the Kiwi goalkeeper breathes a sigh of relief.
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