Portugal 2-2 Mexico - Player of the Match - Ricardo Quaresma

Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Confederations Cup Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico at the Kazan Arena Russia Sunday

Mexico started the better side but were undone when Cristiano Ronaldo set up Ricardo Quaresma to break the deadlock, and it looked as though Javier Hernandez's header would not be enough for a point as Cedric Soares' deflected strike restored Portugal's advantage.

"We could have killed off the match but it didn't happen".

Portugal boss Fernando Santos rued the concession of a late equaliser.

Ronaldo has not spoken to the media in Kazan and his staff said it would not comment about the recent issues involving the player. "But no one has yet worked them out very well".

Portugal players will wear black armbands against Mexico in the today to honour compatriots that passed away from forrest fires. RIP.

"Hector Moreno's goal handed Mexican football a huge result", he said.

"As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours but, now in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, we want to make it clear once and for all that this rumour lacks any foundation and must be confined to the realms of fables".

Group A matches continue on Wednesday.

Ronaldo, 32, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off-shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

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Portugal have drawn their opening group fixture in the Confederations Cup.

After the game's second review, the goal and three points for Chile were confirmed.

Portugal defender Pepe thought he had opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he turned in a cross-shot after Ronaldo had smashed a shot against the crossbar, having blasted his initial free-kick into the defensive wall.

However, Portugal, and Ronaldo, were not to be denied.

However, other than that he did not threaten Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. Yet for all their probing, Mexico struggled to find openings against a resolute Portugal back line early on. That was his 48 global goal.

Regretting a missed chance by Ronaldo seconds earlier, Raphael Guerreiro was made to pay for mis-timing his jump from a Mexico cross, allowing Carlos Vela to dink the ball up for Hernandez to head home.

A frantic end to the first half gave way to a tiresome second as both sides were found wanting with their final ball, with Ronaldo - isolated after Nani's withdrawal - unable to influence the game.

Ochoa saved well from Andre Silva, but he could do little as Cedric ran onto Gelson Martins' square cross from the right to fortuitously divert the ball into the far corner.

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