VIDEO: Ochoa's huge penalty save for Mexico in Confederations Cup

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The Mexican goalkeeper put in a fine performance in the Confederations Cup third-place game against Portugal, highlighted by a first-half penalty stop

Guillermo Ochoa has made some big saves in his career, and the Mexico goalkeeper added more to his list in Sunday's Confederations Cup third-place match on Sunday.

Report: Portugal 2 Mexico 1

After Rafa Marquez hauled down Portugal's Andre Silva in the penalty area early in the first half, Ochoa was called upon to keep the match scoreless on the ensuing spot kick. A lengthy VAR deliberation delayed proceedings, but eventually the penalty was awarded and the 31-year-old 'keeper stood equal to the task, diving to his right and pushing Silva's effort out for a goal kick.

The Mexicans ended up grabbing the 1-0 lead in the 54th minute thanks to a Portugal own goal, and minutes later Ochoa was once again called upon to come up huge for El Tri.

Unfortunately for Mexico, Ochoa's heroics could only take the team so far. The goalkeeper was tasked with stopping another penalty kick in extra time, but lightning didn't strike again and Adrien Silva was able to slot home the winner as Portugal held on for a 2-1 victory.

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