Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

Hector Moreno's late header secured a 2-2 draw in Kazan on Saturday in the teams' opening Group A encounter at the Confederations Cup.

Mexico claimed a 2-2 draw with Portugal in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday with a last-gasp equaliser by Hector Moreno after Cedric seemed to have won the game for the European champions with a goal five minutes from time.

Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma to fire Portugal ahead in the first half in Kazan, but the goal was cancelled out before the break by Mexico striker Javier Hernandez's bullet header.

Former Manchester United front man Hernandez netted his 47th worldwide goal with a stooping header. "We are calm and thinking about the next game".

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Ronaldo played well and made the first goal but did not score.

Ronaldo made a great run from near midfield to set up Quaresma's 34th-minute goal.

But, just as sloppy defending had let Ronaldo in, Raphael Guerreiro's poor miscue led to an equalizer for Hernandez three minutes before halftime.

Ronaldo carried the ball into the area but was surrounded by three defenders and he passed it to Quaresma, who was free from markers on the far side of the box.

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Was it the Mexican players, the referees, the video assistants or maybe the press?

But the assistant did not flag for the offense.

Ronaldo smacked a long-range shot onto the bar and Nani picked up the rebound to volley home.

With Mexico still scrambling at the back, another delivery from the right was flicked into the bottom-left corner by Nani, but the referee - assisted by the VAR -disallowed the goal for offside.

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This made it hard to counter his approach during the Champions Trophy final , at The Oval , in London , on Sunday. Now, nobody can [say] that we have not beaten India in the World Cup or a major tournament like that.

There were concerns that the match could be suspended after warnings from Federation Internationale de Football Association against homophobic chants by Mexican fans, but they were only heard a couple of times during the match and did not cause any disruption.

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