Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Portugal vs Mexico Preview, Live Stream, Lineups, Confederations Cup

Portugal vs Mexico Preview, Live Stream, Lineups, Confederations Cup

Russian city of Kazan is the setting for the second match of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2017 Confederations Cup between European champions Portugal and CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico.

Although Mexico had more possession, Ochoa was the busier of the two keepers and the Europeans could have taken all three points had the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) not controversially disallowed Nani's first-half goal for offside.

Osorio has opted for an attacking 4-3-3 line-up in recent games, with Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Hirving Lozano up front, and could look to deploy the same forward-thinking approach against Portugal.

Portugal's triumph at Euro 2016 secured them a place in Russian Federation, where they will be making their Confederations Cup debut against CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico in Group A before facing the hosts and New Zealand.

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.

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"It was in the previous move after Cristiano [Ronaldo]'s shot hit the crossbar".

"The result was fair as Mexico also played well". We have to win, because if we win the next game we will be one step away from qualifying.

Ronaldo scored twice to help his club Real Madrid win the Champions League against Juventus in Cardiff earlier this month, a game in which the 32-year-old sported blond highlights and gelled hair.

Obviously the Portugal side has the best player in the entire tournament with the ineffable Cristiano Ronaldo.

The FIFA Player of the Year, who had scored 11 goals in seven games coming into Sunday's encounter, was perhaps not as influential as usual but was still named man-of-the-match.

"The team continue to believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left".

"If we apply it to perfection we have a very good chance of beating Portugal".

Cameroon threatened at the other end with Ngadjui's well-angled header ruled out for offside.

Mexico's all-time top scorer grabbed his 48th global goal from 93 appearances after some awful defending by Portugal. The player opened the scoring for Portugal after some brilliant work from captain Cristiano Ronaldo.

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