Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confederations Cup

Silva's first goal with Portugal's main squad was an 86th-minute close-range strike against Andorra, capping a 6-0 rout in which Ronaldo scored four times.

Both Confederation Cup games played on Sunday in Russian Federation left teams confused by decisions - reached more slowly than expected - by referees taking advice from assistants watching multiple replays. Portugal's next assignment will be against Russian Federation, in Moscow amid what will certainly be a more boisterous atmosphere than the generally lukewarm vibe inside a sub-capacity Kazan Arena. "[We] try to play football, go on the front [foot], to press, score a lot of goals and thankfully we got one point".

Gaining a corner as Portugal scraped the ball away from a free-kick, Hector Moreno rose above all in the area, guiding a magnificent header into the bottom corner, cue pandemonium.

"They're really bad, really bad!" he was seen telling the centre-back.

It took at least 30 seconds for Vargas's goal in second-half stoppage time to be confirmed after Alexia Sanchez was judged not to have been in an offside position earlier in the move.

Portugal will probably need performances more befitting a man-of-the-match gong from Ronaldo if they are going to win this competition; they will also be praying that the rumbling narrative from Spain eases up a little over the next fortnight.

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Mexico, the 1999 winners, struggled to match Fernando Santos' side as Portugal hit their stride halfway through the first half and Ronaldo provided Quaresma with a simple finish after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) had ruled out a goal for Nani. Subs: Adrien 6, Gelson 6.

Just before halftime, Mexico leveled through Chicharito. Mexico had a rare opportunity on the counter attack, Dos Santos shooting wide.

The Portugal captain could not control the ball to shoot but his brilliant pass between three defenders left Quaresma free to round keeper Guillermo Ochoa and tap into the empty net.

The Video Assistant Referees would again be utilised as Chile's Eduardo Vargas was adjudged to have been narrowly offside before he found the back of the Cameroon net in the first half. The cherry on top of the cake, though, was his corner that set up the equalising goal in the dying stages of the match to earn Mexico a well deserved point. He flicks a ball towards the six-yard box, and Hernandez flies towards the ball across Pepe and flicks it inside the near post. Vela combined with Raul Jimenez, who laid off the ball to an onrushing Hernandez.

The Portuguese did not hold this point in mind, and quickly opened the scoring.

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