Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

“We played a team that has very good, technical players”.Soares scored late with a right-foot shot from inside the area after Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera gave the ball away, and Moreno’s equalizer came with a firm header from close range after a corner kick one minute into injury time. It was a good result at 2-1 but that’s football. “We nearly had the game won but we suffered in the final minutes”.”We still believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left”. We played without confidence, couldn’t connect two or three passes. So we have to stay calm and think about the next game.Portugal and Ronaldo will take on hosts Russian Federation in Moscow in their next Group A fixture this Wednesday, and a win would be enough to see them occupy top spot in the group.”We wanted to win, of course, but we have to be satisfied with this result against the European champions”, Chicharito said.The Real Madrid striker, whose club future has been the subject of media speculation after he was accused by Spanish prosecutors of committing tax fraud, which Ronaldo denies, set up Portugal’s opener.The FIFA Player of the Year, who had scored 11 goals in seven games coming into Sunday’s encounter, was perhaps not as influential as usual but was still named man-of-the-match.His 30-metre strike bounced off the bar and Nani hammered the ball home but the referees disallowed the effort for an offside infringement earlier in the move. “No one has understood it very well yet”.Portugal will be wearing black armbands in remembrance of the victims, and the teams will observe a minute of silence prior to kickoff.The 32-year-old assisted Ricardo Quaresma in putting Portugal ahead on 34 minutes before Javier Hernandez equalised with a low header for Mexico.

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