Mexico fully deserved Portugal point, says Osorio

Mexico fully deserved Portugal point, says Osorio

A last gasp header by Hector Moreno helped Mexico secure a vital point against European Champions Portugal in the second match of Group A at the ongoing 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

Mexico, the 1999 winners, struggled to match Fernando Santos' side as Portugal hit their stride halfway through the first half and Ronaldo provided Quaresma with a simple finish after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) had ruled out a goal for Nani.

With time running out, Southampton right-back Cedric pounced on a loose ball and slammed home Portugal's second goal. Hector Moreno headed in off the post from a corner to give Mexico an injury time equalizer, ensuring a share of the points.

Title contenders Portugal and Mexico fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, with each team scoring in the last five minutes.

Within 15 minutes Portugal had taken the lead, however, with Ronaldo, who has now scored or provided an assist in each of his last seven games for the national team, nearly inevitably at the heart of it.

But Hector Moreno's late header denied Portugal the win in their first match in Group A. Find us on Facebook too! In the 42nd minute, after a missed clearance by Raphael Guerreiro, Carlos Vela calmly played a ball into the box where Chicharito Hernandez smashed a diving header into the back of the next.

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"The team continue to believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left".

"I think we were superior, we created more chances and we leave the field frustrated", Cedric said. "But now, in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis and must be referred to the realm of the fable".

Ronaldo's superb volley looked to have helped Portugal take the lead, but the video assistant referee came to Mexico's rescue after Nani had put the ball in the net. "We faced the European champions, a team that plays at a very high level, and we played equal to them".

The veteran forward was one of the standout performers in Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph past year, and he seems to have continued his form for the Seleccao in the Confederations Cup as well.

And the star man for Mexico was Jonathan dos Santos, who pulled the strings from the centre of the park for his side, while also pressing hard off the ball.

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