Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

Pepe dodges questions on Cristiano Ronaldo's future

Cedric Soares' 86th-minute shot was deflected in, but Hector Moreno snatched a point in the 91st minute. "There is no reason to be concerned, we have to think about the next match". At the beginning we couldn't enjoy good control of the ball but then we managed to balance things out and could have won it in the end, ' he said.

"We know we didn't play well", he said. That's all that André Silva got in today's Confederation cup game game between Portugal and Mexico (2-2 FT).

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his team deserved their point but admitted there was work to be done going forward.

"It's not the result we wanted, we had the game nearly won", said Ronaldo, who was voted the man of the match. "We lacked a little bit of efficiency".

The UEFA EURO 2016 victor kicked on again in the game's closing stages and Cedric netted with the help of a Hector Herrera deflection, but Moreno responded to earn a share of the spoils, with further talk of Ronaldo's uncertain club future sure to follow Portugal to their next match against Group A leaders Russian Federation.

We look at the contribution of the 32-year-old, who is in the spotlight after appearing determined to quit Real Madrid and Spain over his unhappiness at a tax investigation.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo insists there is no reason to be alarmed by their opening draw in the Confederations Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored or assisted in each of his last seven games for Portugal. While Portugal was very risky on the counter, Mexico was able to keep Ronaldo at bay for the most of the 90 minutes.

When Ronaldo's volley thumped the crossbar, Nani pounced on the rebound, but the video ref spotted that four players were offside.

Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing.

And Russia know the key to derailing Portugal is ensuring Ronaldo has a quiet match at Moscow's Spartak Stadium. That was his 48 worldwide goal.

Portugal did take the lead in the 34th minute when a long switch of play, and a horribly timed header from Carlos Salcedo, allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to run down the left flank.

After an explosive opening period, the second was a much tamer affair as both teams squandered half chances as the tempo dropped.

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

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