Ronaldo at his best, but Portugal held

Ronaldo focused on Confederations Cup says Portugal team-mate Andre Silva

A last gasp header by Hector Moreno helped Mexico secure a vital point against European Champions Portugal in the second match of Group A at the ongoing 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

Portugal's frustration would not last for long, as Ronaldo cleverly found Ricardo Quaresma free in the box, with the 33-year-old dancing around Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa before finding the net.

Vela pinged the ball back across goal to capitalise upon the poaching abilities of Mexico's all-time leading goalscorer Javier Hernandez.

A stoppage-time header by Hector Moreno saw Mexico equalise to make it 2-2 after Portugal thought they had won it with Cedric Soares' deflected shot four minutes from time.

However, the first match on the second day could be one of the best of the group stage as Portugal face Mexico.

Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled f. Although Mexico still has games left against Russian Federation and New Zealand, the path to a spot in the knockout round has now become much easier after earning Sunday's result.

Forward Nani scored but a review by video assistants showed a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal.

"He is an example for us, the way he works, the way he plays", Patricio said. "Maybe they will let us see it after the tournament ends and the team leaves, I don't know".

Fernando Santos threw on the highly-rated Andre Silva a minute later, and he almost restored Portugal's lead in the 84th minute but Ochoa produced a super save to keep out the striker's header.

But, just as sloppy defending had let Ronaldo in, Raphael Guerreiro's poor miscue led to an equaliser for Hernandez three minutes before half-time. 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. I think it was a very good result for Mexico'. A defensive error allowed Carlos Vela to get on the ball, and his hooked cross was headed in. Once a player who appeared fairly ambivalent towards the national team, and soccer in general, the winger is now much more mature and dedicated than ever before.

"I first of all thank the fans for voting for me, but it's not the result that we wanted".

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo: "It was not the result we wanted, the team had nearly won and we suffered in the last minutes, but this is football".

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