Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

March 28 2017 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the international friendly soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the dos Barreiros stadium in Funchal Madeira island Portugal

March 28 2017 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the international friendly soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the dos Barreiros stadium in Funchal Madeira island Portugal

Portugal's next game in the Confederations Cup is against hosts Russian Federation on Wednesday before the European champions conclude Group A against New Zealand on Saturday.

After a 21st minute free kick taken by Cristiano Ronaldo struck the wall, the ball was sent back into the area where four Portugal players were in offside positions and one of them challenged for the ball, meaning he was offside.

The second half started in a similarly cautious vein as the first, but came to life in the latter stages, with defender Cedric giving Portugal the lead on 86 minutes after Mexico failed to clear the danger in their box.

On Friday, reports emerged that Ronaldo had made an "irreversible" decision to leave Madrid and no longer play in Spain as a result of the treatment he has received.

All eyes were on Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid superstar reportedly told the club he was ready to quit after being accused of tax evasion.

Portugal's next game is on Wednesday at the Spartak Stadium against Russian Federation, while Mexico will face minnows New Zealand later on the same day at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

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Mexico's defense was only anxious about Ronaldo there, and that was a mistake.

However Portugal finally went in front in the 33rd minute when Ronaldo broke down the left and then squared the ball to Ricardo Quaresma, who rounded Ochoa and slotted the ball into an empty net.

But Mexico responded with Hernandez testing Portugal keeper Rui Patricio, before putting his side level.

Stay tuned for Portugal vs Mexico FIFA Confederations 2017 live goal updates on this site.

The lead wouldn't last long, as Javier Hernandez extended his lead at the top of Mexico's all-time goalscorer list with a typical finish from close range after some good work by Carlos Vela.

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