Cristiano Ronaldo, coming off a tumultuous week off the field, had set up Ricardo Quaresma’s opening goal for Portugal, and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez hit Mexico’s equalizer just before halftime. We know we still have lots of opportunities, there are two games remaining and that’s why we’re calm. Now we need to think of the next game, which we have to win.
Portugal play the hosts in Moscow on Wednesday before completing their group fixtures against New Zealand in Saint Petersburg on June 24. A video assistant should not be scrapped as an idea, far from it, but there’s no way we should be reviewing every decision.
His 30-metre strike bounced off the bar and Nani hammered the ball home but the referees disallowed the effort for an offside infringement earlier in the move.
Cristiano Ronaldo, battling accusations of tax evasion and speculation over his club future, is concentrating only on the Confederations Cup, his Portugal teammate Andre Silva said.
In the second match of group A met the main favourites to reach the semi-finals – the reigning Champions, the Portuguese led by Cristiano Ronaldo met with a strong team of Mexico, which many are predicting the finals.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos rued the concession of a late equaliser.
As Bleacher Report noted, the match could be something of an uphill climb for El Tri as they face one of the best-playing teams in the world right now.
Ronaldo played well and made the first goal but did not score.
Prosecutors in Madrid had filed a complaint to a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon that accused the four-time Ballon d’Or victor of a “voluntary” and “conscious” breach of his tax obligations.
“We still believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left”.
But he failed to show for the press conference, with him said to be “having treatment”. The team said that he couldn’t go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn’t anything serious. If he’s able to shine and Guillermo Ochoa is able to deliver more masterclass efforts in net, the Mexican side can be unsafe.
A few minutes after this, he was part of the build-up play which saw Portugal take a 2-1 lead late on.
Substitute Cedric Soares looked like being the European champions’ hero with his 86th-minute deflected shot, but Moreno’s header from a corner spoiled the Southampton defender’s celebration of his first global goal.