Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Puskas' record

After steering Portugal to the Euro 2016 title in Paris a year ago, he will want to claim a second worldwide title in Sunday's Confederations Cup final in St Petersburg, against Mexico or Germany who meet in the other semi-final.

Mexico took advantage of a mix-up in the Russian defence in a match on Saturday (June 24) to score an extraordinary goal which gave the team a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament.

Group A is composed of soccer teams from Portugal, Mexico, Russia, and New Zealand, while Group B consists of teams from Germany, Chile, Australia, and Cameroon.

Russian Federation were third with three. A day later at the Sochi stadium Germany will face "El Tri" as Mexico make attempt to dispatch the World Cup holders form the competition.

He may be a great player, but Portugal is not just Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chile, who appears to lack depth and rising new talent, only has only one player, defender Paulo Diaz, starting for the team.

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He is prolonging a trophy hunt that yielded LaLiga and Champions League glory in 2016-17 - including five goals across both legs of the quarter-final against Bayern Munich - but Liverpool's Can would welcome the challenge of taking on the former Manchester United favourite. "Other teams know it, they prepare for us, they don't take the initiative, and then they capitalize on our mistakes".

"World-class players have that ability", Pizzi said.

Fernando Santos' finished top of Group A, leaving them with a daunting task of beating the back-to-back Copa America winners.

Portugal have an ideal mix of young and potent players like Andre Silva, Andre Gomes, Bernardo Silva and Raphael Guereiro led by experienced veterans who have won all and refuse to stop like Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"He's been a very good leader".

Their opening match at these finals was preceded by a moment's silence after over 60 people were killed in the blazes in the Pedrogao Grande region.

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