Mexico vs. Portugal: Confederations Cup highlights, score

Mexico vs. Portugal: Confederations Cup highlights, score

Portugal will play Mexico in a Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunda.

Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday, two days before Portugal's Confederations Cup debut in Russian Federation, because of a report that said he wants to leave Real Madrid and Spain following allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities.

Vela pinged the ball back across goal to capitalise upon the poaching abilities of Mexico's all-time leading goalscorer Javier Hernandez.

Portugal won 2-1 the only time it faced Mexico in an official match, in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Nani, Ricardo Quaresma and Eder were in the squad when Portugal won the European championship previous year, with Eder scoring the extra-time victor in the final against host France, but none made it to Fernando Santos' squad for the Confederations Cup, the World Cup warm-up event. Portugal has won six of its last seven games.

Portugal eventually broke the deadlock in the 34th minute when Ronaldo did well to pick out an un-marked Ricardo Quaresma, who skipped past Ochoa and slotted into an empty net. There are two games to go and that's why we're cool, we're at ease. "There is no reason to be concerned, we have to think about the next match".

Cedric's goal looked to have been the breakthrough Portugal needed, but Mexico did not cave in.

"Since I joined the national team I've felt very welcomed", Silva said. It was a good result at 2-1 but that's football.

It has been a dream last 12 months on the field for the former Manchester United man, who was a European champion at club and global level in 2016.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said it was not the performance he expected from his team. "He's even an idol for us, the players. It was a fair result for how the teams played".

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He attracted headlines last week after being accused by a Spanish prosecutor of defrauding the country's tax authorities.

He skipped the post-match press conference which he was supposed to attend as the man of the match.

With that, the result now gives both of the teams one point, a fair result.

Ronaldo made a great run from near midfield to set up Quaresma's 34th-minute goal.

Ronaldo burst forward, putting the Mexico defence on the back foot, before tracking back and picking out partner in crime Ricardo Quaresma with a deft through-ball in the area.

The Swedes are reigning champions and also topped a qualifying section that included Spain, so Friday's match in Kielce could be close and odds of 7/2 about a Sweden win with bet365 look too big to ignore.

Mexico equalised eight minutes later through a Javier Hernandez diving header after poor defending by the Portuguese.

"Ronaldo is motivated", young Portugal forward Andre Silva said.

An entertaining encounter also saw an adjudication from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), who chalked off a Pepe goal for offside.

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