Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie


Portugal regained the lead in the 86th minute through Cedric Soares' first senior worldwide goal but Moreno's 91st minute header off the post ensured both nations shared the spoils.

Ronaldo's brilliant pass between three defenders let Ricardo Quaresma score the first for Portugal.

Selecao had the ball in the back of the net after 20 minutes through Pepe, but the Video Assistant Referee deemed the goal offside just moments before Ronaldo had struck the crossbar.

But Portugal's talisman was at his best in an action-packed first half in his team's opening match, with hosts Russian Federation and New Zealand still to come in the group.

"It was not the result we wanted", the Portugal captain said.

A draw suits Mexico better as they prepare to face New Zealand next, but regardless, this was an enjoyable spectacle between two teams with ambitions of lifting the trophy and it will serve as a welcome tonic to the watching Infantino.

"It is a little hard for the players", Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said.

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Silva, who has just moved from FC Porto to AC Milan in a transfer worth almost 40 million euros, has scored seven goals in eight games since his debut with the national team in a friendly against Gibraltar in September.

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Portugal thought they had the lead after Pepe scrambled home from close range, but the VAR system ruled him offside. "It was a fair result for how the teams played".

Of greater outcome was the astute piece of vision later in the first half, which set up Ricardo Quaresma for a strike that counted, even if the speed and power that used to characterize Ronaldo initially failed him. Juan Carlos Osorio also has a plethora of talent on his squad with players like Diego Reyes, Marco Fabian, Andres Guardado, Carlos Vela and "Chicharito" Hernandez.

However, Portugal, and Ronaldo, were not to be denied. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Andre Silva and Bernardo Silva make Portugal a serious threat in this competition.

"We still believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left. We're very happy with this first game".

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks down in the shadow during a training session at the Arena in Kazan, Russia, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. This tournament will be hard for them to win with a lot of talent in the likes of Germany here but still I will expect them to compete in this game.