Chile coach ready to counter Ronaldo threat

The result meant Chile finish runners-up in Group B to face Euro 2016 winners Portugal in Kazan for a place in Sunday's Confed Cup final against either Mexico or Germany who meet on Thursday in Sochi.

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.

Despite the off-field turmoil and constant speculation about his future, having threatened to quit Real, he has dazzled on the pitch in Russian Federation, claiming Man of the Match awards in all three games, netting two goals and providing an assist.

But Liverpool midfielder Can believes Germany are well equipped to cope with the Liga and Champions League victor, who scored a remarkable 55 goals in 54 matches for club and country last term despite starting his season late due to injury on September 10. "He's reacted well to his recovery but we have to wait", Santos told a news conference.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a penalty during the 2017 Confederations Cup match against New Zealand. "Let's hope they are able to play at the same level tomorrow as we've seen until now". "We're talking about one of the best goalkeepers in the world, with an extraordinary career, and we're very happy that he's back with us". "Obviously he is a world-class player, but nobody is afraid of him".




Chile has struggled leading up to the semifinals match and they have only won one of their group games against Cameroon.

"I can only repeat what I've said before: we always analyse the teams we play so we've analysed Portugal as a whole".

"He's been a very good leader", said Can.

"In football, you never know what's happening".

"We all know he's an fantastic player, he's very risky and can decide a game alone", said Chile midfielder Marcelo Diaz, who has often faced Ronaldo with his club Celta Vigo.

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