WATCH: Andre Silva Scores A Sublime Solo Goal For Portugal

There was a huge gulf in class between New Zealand and Portugal at Stadion Krestovsky in today's Confederations Cup Group A clash.

The European Champions romped to a 4-0 win over the Kiwis, with goals coming from skipper Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and substitute Nani.

Few can deny that the two very best goals of the game went to the two Silvas. The first, scored by Manchester City new boy Bernardo, was a flowing team move finished off by the former Monaco and Benfica man, before his namesake Andre got on the scoresheet by scoring a wonderful solo goal.

Image: PA

Check it out here:

Credit: TMC Direct

Given an extra bit of freedom once Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and saved for Portugal's knockout clash, Silva collected the ball from Ricardo Quaresma, who seized possession inside his own half.

Then Silva, who should probably have been sent off earlier in the game for throwing a punch in the direction of a New Zealand defender, did the rest.

The 21-year old's speed, power and composure to was too much for the New Zealand defence as he darted into the box, before finishing emphatically in the roof of the net.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the piece of brilliance from Silva:

AC Milan fans have every right to be excited about their big-money signing and what he could potentially produce next season.

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He loves a Meatball Marinara from Subway on a Friday.

Next Up

arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up camera clock close comment cursor email facebook-messenger facebook Instagram link new-window phone play share snapchat submit twitter vine whatsapp safari-pinned-tab Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013 ODDSbible safari-pinned-tab Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013