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.
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.
#ConfederacionesTD REVIVE la jugada del penal de @RafaMarquezMX que tuvo que ser revisada por el VAR y la atajada de @yosoy8a pic.twitter.com/zXR7WjVvz1 — Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) July 2, 2017
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.