Mexico salvage point against Portugal in FIFA Confederations Cup

But Mexico hit back just before half time when Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro failed to clear at the back post and Carlos Vela’s ball into the box was met by a diving header from Javier Hernandez. Portugal will play Mexico in the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match scheduled for Sunda.Predictions: An exciting game with loads of goals to end in a 3-2 win for Portugal.With a few minutes remaining, Cedric blasted a shot from a tight angle that squeezed past the ‘keeper, but Moreno’s late header rescued a point with only a minute remaining.The 2017 Confederations Cup kicks-off with hosts Russian Federation facing underdogs New Zealand in the tournament’s opening fixture on Saturday 17th June.European Champions Portugal, also the tournament debutants will enter the tournament facing off against Mexico at the Kazan Arena.It will be European champion Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo in top form, taking on Gold Cup victor Mexico in a game that is likely to decide the group victor.Late in the second half, Southampton’s Cedric Soares put Portugal ahead with a perfectly straightforward goal, but for some reason there was an age to wait to restart the game as the video assistant wanted to make sure it was a good goal. “We faced the European champions, a team that plays at a very high level, and we played equal to them”.The Indomitable Lions, who reached the final in 2003, surprised everyone by winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon at the turn of the year, while Chile won back-to-back Copa America crowns in the last two years and are spearheaded by Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal. It’s an honour to play against the best teams in the world and that’s what Mexico really needs. He scored the goal, which was largely down to Ronaldo, but his cool head made the chance exceptionally easy.The Portuguese football federation released a statement, signed by coach Fernando Santos, Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of the players, saying that “in this sad hour we send our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and loved ones of the victims of the fires”.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.”Ronaldo is motivated”, young Portugal forward Andre Silva said.The Besiktas winger drew Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and tapped home the opening goal.Vidal angrily directed the referee – relying on his three video assistant referees (VARs) to interpret images he was not watching – to check them himself.