Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

It had seemed as though Cedric had handed all three points to the European champions when he fired Portugal in front in the 85th minute but Mexico and Moreno had other ideas.

Mexico's all-time leading goal scorer Javier Hernandez pulled one back for his side with a classic flying-header in the 42nd minute with both teams going into the break 1-1. Now we have to think about the next match because we must win.

Portugal are making their first appearance at the Confederations Cup as Euro 2016 winners, and open up their tournament against Mexico on Sunday evening in Kazan.

After seeing a goal ruled out in the first half after a referral to the video assistants, which caused confusion on the pitch, Vargas' 91st-minute strike was again handled by video technology, although it was to overturn a wrong call from the assistant match official.

However, the VAR disallowed the goal for an offside infringement earlier in the move.

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Portugal turned the screw in the final minutes as they sought a victor and they got it when Cedric wandered forward from right back and saw his close-range shot loop in off Hector Herrera's foot. "We are here to watch some great football", Infantino said. Mexico's attacking players worked hard to win the ball back the moment after losing it, high up the field.

Mexico's all-time leading scorer still had time before the end of the half to blaze over from a good position. "Because of the domination we had, the way we played out and always looked for a controlled path to goal".

The 32-year-old Real Madrid superstar s build-up to the tournament in Russian Federation has been overshadowed after he was this week accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax through offshore companies. A report by a Portuguese newspaper two days before Sunday's game said that the Madrid forward had made the "irreversible" decision to leave the Spanish club because he was upset with the allegations.

As man of the match, Ronaldo was obliged to attend a formal press conference but failed to appear amid suggestions he was "undergoing treatment". The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious. With all the attention on him in the box, Ronaldo coolly played off the ball and found Ricardo Quaresma for the easy tap-in goal and the 1-0 lead.

Portugal did take the lead in the 34th minute when a long switch of play, and a horribly timed header from Carlos Salcedo, allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to run down the left flank.


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