For the first time in 20 years, the owners of the confederations Cup did not come out in the semifinals. The Russians lost to team Mexico 1:2 and dropped out of the fight.
Mexico: Ochoa, Araujo, Diego Reyes (Luis Ricardo Reyes, 39), Moreno, Layun, Herrera, Jonathan DOS Santos, Guardado (Alanis, 70), Vela (Aquino, 46), Hernandez Lozano
Russia: Akinfeev, Vasin, Djikia, Kudryashov, Aleksandr, Glushakov, Golovin, Erokhin (Smolnikov, 70), Zhirkov, Kerzhakov (Poloz, 64), Pitch (Head 78)
At the beginning of the match, the Russians were dominating. Not bad Zhirkov shot into the far corner — the ball went just over the bar. In the first 16 minutes commentator twice complained about not a penalty in gate of visitors (nominal owners).
In the 23rd minute Smolov struck from afar — the ball rattled the post. In the 25th minute Golovin shot. Erokhin missed the ball. But Samedov has punched precisely 0:1.
After the Mexicans revived (no doubt that the Portuguese will cope with the outsider — and that means that the loser of this match goes to rest). In the 28th minute, Cuadrado dangerous free-kick. Akinfeev has rescued. 30 minutes, Herrera makes a long pass forward. Néstor araújo (Santos Laguna) left Erokhina and head threw the ball over the goalkeeper 1:1.
After 2 minutes Smolov went one-on-one, but shot above the goal. In the 48th minute Samedov scored, but because of the obvious «offside».
On 52 minutes, Herrera made a pass on the penalty line. Akinfeev far out of the gate, but lost the fight Irving Lozano (this week moved from Pachuca PSV) , sent head the ball into the net 2:1.
In the 60th minute Moreno scored the third goal. But the videoassisted it was canceled.
On 68 minutes, Zhirkov hand was hit in the face Launa (not intentionally jumping waving hands). Second yellow card — removal.
At the 73rd minute Smolnikov meters with 4 missed the target.