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Ronaldo And Sanchez To Battle In Semi-Final Of Confederations Cup

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Portugal’s star player, Cristiano Ronaldo after claiming three man-of-the-match in all games of his side in the Confederations Cup is set to battle with Alexis Sanchez of Copa America Champions, Chile.

The semi final match will be played later today in Russia which is playing host to the tournament.

The 32-year-old superstar has now scored 75 international goals after he scored a penalty kick in their clash with New Zealand on Saturday.

Despite facing a tax evasion charge in Spain, Ronaldo has so far scored two goals and assisted with one in the competition.

The winner of today’s semi final clash will face either Mexico or Germany, who are also billed to face each other, on Sunday in St Petersburg, Russai.

Ronaldo is closing in on the legendary Ferenc Puskas’ European record of 84 international goals, despite the off-field turmoil and constant speculation about his future, having threatened to quit Real.

“We all know he’s an amazing player, he’s very dangerous and can decide a game alone,” said Chile midfielder Marcelo Diaz, who has often faced Ronaldo with his club Celta Vigo, said during yesterday’s press conference.

“He has had an amazing season in Spain, he’s playing here with the same strength, which is why Portugal are in the semifinal.
“The main thing is trying to stop him getting the ball and scoring.”

Chile, who won the Copa America in both 2015 and 2016, will present Portugal with their toughest test so far in Russia, yet the South Americans have yet to beat Portugal in three attempts with two defeats and a draw.

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