Cristiano Ronaldo skips post-match press conference after Portugal draw

Cristiano Ronaldo and "Chicharito" Javier Hernandez were the stars of the first half, but the second half's two goals were scored by a pair of defenders.

If the FIFA Confederations Cup needed a kick start, it got it with European champions Portugal, and Gold Cup champions Mexico, as the pair battled to a thrilling 2-2 draw. "We're very happy with this first game".

Fernando Santos says the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) remains confusing after his Portugal side saw an opening goal ruled out against Mexico at the Confederations Cup.

"The team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minute, but this is football".

"It doesn't matter what your name is or the league you play in: we're all in this together and we're all fighting for the same objective".

Portugal regained the lead in the 86th minute through Cedric Soares' first senior worldwide goal but Moreno's 91st minute header off the post ensured both nations shared the spoils.

Ronaldo sprung the offside trap perfectly and drew in a couple of Mexican defenders to him near the edge of the box before deftly setting up Ricardo Quaresman for a simple finish in the 34th minute.

Both teams will be looking for the three points after Russian Federation came away with a win against New Zealand in the first game of the competition.

The national team of Portugal in its history has never entered the Confederations Cup, but the victory at last year's tournament of the European continent has given such an opportunity.

"The result was fair as Mexico also played well".

Dropping his shoulder to send goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to ground, Quaresma rounded the stopper and slotted the ball into an empty Mexico goal.

With no communication to players or fans why referrals were being made there was a slight sense of uncertainty and confusion and, while Santos accepted that was to be expected with new technology, he found it frustrating.

Defending looked optional at times during an entertaining 2-2 draw between Mexico and Portugal at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. The Real Madrid striker has scored 73 goals in 140 worldwide appearances and naturally he heads the betting in the first goalscorer stakes.

Portugal have scored 22 goals in six World Cup qualifiers so the advice is to punt the 3/1 with bet365 on there being over 3.5 goals in the game.

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