Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo was kept out of the media spotlight in the wake of Portugal's 2-2 Confederations Cup draw on Sunday. "We were always more risky than them, both in our organised play and on the counter attack".

Portugal had a first-half goal against Mexico chalked off in the Confederations Cup after the action was reviewed on video. It was a good result at 2-1 but that's football. However, the VAR disallowed the goal for an offside infringement earlier in the move.

"We know we didn't play well", he said.

Mexico controlled possession and spent more time in Portugal's area, but the Euro 2016 champions were a constant threat on the counterattack in front of 34,372 fans at the Kazan Arena. "It was a fair result for how the teams played".

At the end of the match, the teams again exchanged goals - the Portuguese efforts of Cedric, it seemed, snatched victory but for a few seconds before the final whistle Moreno flanking flow and saved Mexico from defeat.

Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

The 32-year-old was obliged to appear in front of the cameras after being named as FIFA's official man of the match at the Kazan Arena in Russian Federation.

The Real Madrid striker, whose club future has been the subject of media speculation after he was accused by Spanish prosecutors of committing tax fraud, which Ronaldo denies, set up Portugal's opener. The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious.

The FIFA Player of the Year, who had scored 11 goals in seven games coming into Sunday's encounter, was perhaps not as influential as usual but was still named man-of-the-match. However, other than that he did not threaten Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. Just eight minutes later, Javier Hernandez scored the equalizer for Mexico.

Ochoa made a great diving save in the 85th to keep young Portugal forward Andre Silva from scoring with a header.

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