Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup: Andre Silva

Mexico netted an injury time equaliser to deny Portugal victory in a Confederations Cup Group A game that ended 2-2 at the Kazan Arena on Sunday.

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.

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.

In the 42nd minute, after a missed clearance by Raphael Guerreiro, Carlos Vela calmly played a ball into the box where Chicharito Hernandez smashed a diving header into the back of the next.

The result leaves the two nations with a point each, two points behind host nation, Russia, which opened their Confederations Cup account with a 2-0 win over New Zealand.

Portugal and Ronaldo take on Russian Federation in Moscow in their next fixture on Wednesday, and a win would be enough to see them leapfrog the current leaders into top spot in Group A.

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.

The second half became more defensive as both sides wanted to protect what they had, and Ochoa produced a huge save from substitute Andre Silva, whose header was heading for the bottom corner, only to be brilliantly scooped away one-handed by the Malaga stopper.

Portugal had a first-half goal by Nani disallowed after a video review, when the game was still scoreless.

On Friday, a source close to Ronaldo revealed the Real Madrid forward wants to leave Spain.

Handling Cristiano Ronaldo is going to be certainly one of the major concerns for the Mexicans and Miguel Layun said only hard work is going to get them the win.

"If we apply it to perfection we have a very good chance of beating Portugal".

Cedric's goal looked to have been the breakthrough Portugal needed, but Mexico did not cave in. Nani, Ricardo Quaresma and Eder were in the squad when Portugal won the European championship a year ago, with Eder scoring the extra-time victor in the final against host France, but none made it to Fernando Santos' squad for the Confederations Cup, the World Cup warm-up event.

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