Everyone was excited to see how will perform Portugal national team after they win last year European title. For this main reason the game was very entertaining with plenty of attacking and dynamic football from both sides.
Despite the news around Cristino Ronaldo regarding possibility of a tax fraud or the hidden desire to leave Spain, Champions played as one unite, highly motivated to grab all three point from this game. Two times the lusitanians got the lead on the score sheet through the goals of Ricardo Quaresma(35′)and Cedric Soares(86), twice being denied by Mexico through Hernandez(42′) and Moreno(91′).
After this match hosts, Russia is leading the group with 3 points, followed by Mexico and Portugal with 1 point each, on he bottom line there with 0 point is New Zealand who lost in the opening game of the Confederation Cup in Russia 2017.
Portugal line-up: Rui Patricio, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Jose Fonte, Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Mutinho(58′ Adrien Silva), William Carvalho, Andre Gomes, Nani(58′ Gelson), Ricardo Quaresma(82′ Andre Silva), Cedric Soares.
Unused Substitute: Bruno Alves, Neto, Bernardo Silva, Nelsinho, Jose Sa, Daniel Pereira, Pizzi, Eliseu, Beto.
Coach: Fernardo Santos.
Mexico line-up: Guillermo Ochoa, Carlos Salcedo(67′ Nestor Araujo), Diego Reyes, Jonathan dos Santos, Miguel Layun, Raul Jimenez(79′ Oribe Peralta), Carlos Vela(57′ Giovani dos Santos), Javier Hernandez, Hector Moreno, Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado.
Unused Substitute: Rodolfo Cota, Rafael Marquez, Marco Fabian, Alfredo Talavera, Jurgen Damm, Javier Aquino, Lui Reyes, Hirvin Lozano, Osvaldo Alanis.
Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio.
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