Chile qualified for the Confederations Cup final thanks to their goalkeeper’s extraordinary show in the penalty shootout, after 120 goalless minutes in the semifinal versus Portugal.
Claudio Bravo looked very confident even before Ricardo Quaresma took the first shot, which the Manchester City keeper denied.
The same happened with Joao Moutinho and Nani, while Chile didn’t miss a single one of their first three penalties, to end the shootout early.
Claudio is extraordinary. He told us before the penalties that he was going to stop two or three
Arturo Vidal told ESPN, revealing how his teammate could just… feel it that he was up to the task.
Interestingly, Bravo himself said that he played while injured, and wasn’t at his best during normal and extra time.
I feel as I always do. I’m a very balanced person. I was injured and didn’t play at my normal pace. But I normally take things calmly and this was a very special game for us. We were able to reach the final which is very important for us, we’re completing a very successful cycle. We’re happy to play in the final
the City goalkeeper told reporters.