Confed Cup: Chicharito Scores As Resilient Mexico Hold Portugal

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Confed Cup: Chicharito Scores As Resilient Mexico Hold Portugal

But Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma scored the opener on 34 minutes before Javier Hernandez equalised with a low header for Mexico. We know we still have lots of opportunities, there are two games remaining and that's why we're calm.

"It's going to be a very complicated game so we have to be alert".

Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off speculation about his Real Madrid future, although Portugal conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Mexico at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. The 27-year-old was flabbergasted to see the linesman's flag raised, but video replays showed that Sanchez was onside in the build-up and Vargas' 34th global goal was given. "There are some very good options to refresh the team, but we will take into account the medical examinations to make the decisions".

"Hector Moreno's goal handed Mexican football a huge result", he said.

- Five of the six meetings between the two have come since the beginning of 2010, with Mexico winning all five.

Cristiano Ronaldo is concentrated on the Confederations Cup only, Portugal national team coach Fernando Santos said. "We must be ready for them". With Marquez nearing retirement Moreno has become the most experienced defender in Mexico's starting eleven these days.

"It's going to be hard but we have players who are very capable and have a strong motivation to bring happiness to all the Portuguese people". Compared to Sunday where Carlos Salcedo and Diego Reyes played right backs and were more conservative on the offensive end.

Despite being relatively quiet in the match, Ronaldo won the Man of the Match award, but he declined to attend the post-match press conference that usually accompanies the accolade. He made a great run from near midfield to set up Quaresma's 34th-minute goal. The veteran forward used one touch to clear goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and then easily found the open net. It was perfectly placed for Chicharito to get a head on the ball, and Mexico's all-time leading scorer converted.

"It wasn't the result that we wanted", he said.

Right-back Cedric Soares appeared to have sealed an opening day three points for Portugal when he saw his 86th-minute effort deflected home but Moreno rose highest to ensure the points were shared. No need to remember your password or log in, just click.

The much discussed video assistant referee was is being trialed at the Confederations Cup this summer, but there were only complaints to be heard after Portugal drew 2-2 with Mexico as the system disrupted play and disallowed a goal that really should have stood.

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