Chile, which won the 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa Centenario both times on penalty kicks in the final against Argentina, did it again. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo
stopped all three shots as
Chile beat Portugal, 3-0, in the shootout after their Confederations Cup semifinal ended 0-0.
Bravo's saves on shots by Ricardo Quaresma
, Joao Moutinho
La Roja the deserved win. In overtime, Arturo Vidal
hit the post, then watched as Martin Rodriguez
's rebound also hit the woodwork. An appeal for a penalty (or VAR review) was denied
after Alexis Sanchez
was taken down by Jose Fonte
Chile will face the winner of Germany-Mexico in Sunday's final in St. Petersburg.
"Claudio was amazing and
the penalty takers were amazing and I think we deserve to be in the final," said Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi
. "Claudio and the goalkeeping coach had studied the penalty takers."