Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal shouldn't panic after Mexico draw

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European Champions Portugal and Gold Cup kings Mexico played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening Confederations Cup Group A match in the Russian city of Kazan.

Argentine referee Nestor Pitana disallowed a goal by Portugal's Pepe in the 21st minute of the first half after consulting the video assistant referee, reported Efe.

His pass split the Mexican defence and gave Ricardo Quaresma a golden opportunity to open the scoring.

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Mexico, opted to bench the likes of Giovani Dos Santos and Hirving Lozano, were looking fluid in their 4-3-3 formation with Javier Hernandez and Carslos Vela leading the line for El Tri.

Substitute Cedric Soares looked like being the European champions' hero with his 86th-minute deflected shot, but Moreno's header from a corner spoiled the Southampton defender's celebration of his first global goal to snatch a 2-2 draw for Mexico.

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. Portugal has beaten better teams than Mexico and El Tri's upcoming group games against New Zealand and Russian Federation are winnable.

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Mexico's all-time leading scorer still had time before the end of the half to blaze over from a good position.

However, the winger had other ideas, clipping a lovely ball across the box for Quaresma, who sent Ochoa one way before knocking the ball into an unguarded net. It was a good result at 2-1 but that's football. "We are calm and thinking about the next game".

The Indomitable Lions, who reached the final in 2003, surprised everyone by winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon at the turn of the year, while Chile won back-to-back Copa America crowns in the last two years and are spearheaded by Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal. Poor defending, and a lovely goal. Get the app and get the game. With no communication to players or fans why referrals were being made there was a slight sense of uncertainty and confusion and, while Santos accepted that was to be expected with new technology, he found it frustrating.

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Mexico equalized less than 10 minutes later with a close-range diving header by Chicharito after Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro failed to clear a ball crossed into the area. Mexico had to come back twice against Ronaldo and co. and a result like this will surely strengthen Osorio's belief that his team has learned many lessons since a year ago.

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