Vidal Takes Almighty Swipe At Ronaldo Ahead Of Confederations Cup Semi-Final

Ryan Thomas tries to evade a couple of Portuguese defenders

Chile's Spanish coach Juan Antonio Pizzi (L) speaks to Chile's midfielder Charles Aranguiz during the 2017 Confederations Cup group B football match between Germany and Chile at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Kazan on June 22, 2017.

Although that is undoubtedly a concern for the player himself, Portugal and Manchester City, the quality of Silva's performances over the course of the past year, many of which contributed to Monaco's Ligue 1 title-winning campaign, suggests that the former Benfica player has the potential to prosper in the English Premier League.

Portugal drew their first game 2-2 against Mexico, although wins over Russian Federation and New Zealand saw them top Group A. Ronaldo has netted in both of their victories so far.

"World-class players have that ability", Pizzi said. "We've had an excellent tournament and we want to continue our work".

"I think the four best teams are here so they will be some good semi-finals".

But Vidal certainly isn't concerned about taking on the Real Madrid superstar and anticipates that Chile will meet Germany in the final.

However, it was not all good news as Bernardo Silva went off injured at halftime while a needless and reckless challenge from Pepe, with his side 2-0 up, earned the controversial central defender his second yellow card of the tournament, ruling him out of Wednesday's semi-final.

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Santos also confirmed that full-back Raphael Guerreiro has not recovered from the ankle blow he sustained in the opening draw with Mexico, meaning he will also sit out the match.

The Kiwi keeper was at close quarters with Cristiano Ronaldo for much of the contest in St Petersburg.

- Portugal won their last game against a South American side, beating Argentina 1-0 in a friendly in November 2014.

Chile's biggest strength lie in their two most famous players, Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

Stefan Marinovic was kept busy against Portugal at the Confederations Cup.

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

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