Confederations Cup | Portugal 4 – New Zealand 0

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

The match started evenly, but Portugal grew into the game. When Danilo was blocked in the box between two defenders, the referee gave a penalty.

Cristiano Ronaldo calmly blasted a high shot past the keeper for his 75th international goal, and minutes later it was two when Bernardo Silva was on hand with a late run in the box to fire past Stefan Marinovic.

Andre Silva was lucky not to be sent off when he aimed a punch at Michael Boxall.

In the second half, New Zealand had a shot cleared off the line, but Marinovic was called into a couple of excellent stops to keep the scoreline respectable. Andre Silva and Nani added late goals despite his best efforts.

Portugal are now through to the semi-finals, topping the group with seven points. They are joined by Mexico, who eliminated hosts Russia.