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Portugal’s Pepe celebrated after scoring a goal against Mexico during the Confederations Cup third place match.

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Portugal fought back from a one-goal deficit Sunday to beat Mexico, 2-1, in extra time in the Confederations Cup third-place game.

Facing defeat at the end of the 90 minutes, Portugal sent the game into extra time with Pepe’s volley. Adrien Silva won it with a 104th-minute penalty kick following Miguel Layun’s handball.

With little at stake on a wet afternoon in Moscow, both coaches gave game time to fringe players.

Portugal’s Fernando Santos made eight changes after the loss to Chile in the semifinals, with Cristiano Ronaldo absent after leaving the squad to spend time with his newborn twins. Mexico’s Juan Carlos Osorio made five changes.

Guillermo Ochoa showed sharp reflexes in the 16th to stop Andre Silva’s penalty, awarded after he was brought down by Rafael Marquez.

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