Portugal begins Confederations Cup with a tie against Mexico
Portugal is on Sunday in the Confederations Cup started with a 2-2 draw against Mexico.
The European champion seemed to be thanks to a goal by Cedric Soares in the 86th minute on your way to the profits in the Kazan Arena, but in the stoppage time gave ex-PSV’er Hector Moreno Mexico has a point.
Portugal missed in the first half also already have a head start. Javier Hernandez made in the 42nd minute, the opening goal by Ricardo Quaresma to undo.
When Portugal was Cristiano Ronaldo ‘just’ in the base. The star player of Real Madrid received this week to hear that he is coming soon for the Spanish court to appear because he is suspected of tax fraud to have been committed. Reportedly wants Ronaldo why Spain this summer are going to leave.
In Mexico appeared range after Andres Guardado kick-off. Also Moreno, who recently made the switch from PSV to AS Roma, should from the very beginning.
Portugal and Mexico are in the same group as Russia and New Zealand. Those two countries met on Saturday already. The host country won with 2-0.
Portugal and Mexico had a low opening of. Both teams failed to have a serious chance to create.
Only after 22 minutes of play popped up Portugal for the first time, dangerous for the purpose of Mexico, and it was through Nani also equal touch. The hit of the attacker from Valencia was, however, after the deployment of the videoscheidsrechter rejected by the Argentine referee, Nestor Pitana, because there are three Portuguese offside stood at the insertion of the ball by João Moutinho.
Ten minutes later the deserved 1-0 still. Ronaldo if, after a mistake from Carlos Salcedo only on the Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, but he came out with his suit so the chance seemed desperate.
The fifa world player of the year, saw his eyes that Quaresma is completely free and put the attacker of Besiktas with a brilliant pass free for Ochoa. Quaresma sent the keeper with a beautiful kapbeweging the forest, and tapped the ball easily and simply into the empty goal.
Portugal pressed after the 1-0, and had, in the fortieth minute, the score should be double. Again, Ronaldo laid the ball with a heel evisceration for Quaresma, but that failed the ball on the turn wide and went for his own success. His shot from the edge of the penalty area ended up on the wrong side of the pole.
That miss came to Portugal for rest duration. A cross from Raul Jimenez seemed to be an easy prey for the Portuguese defence, but Raphael Guerreiro hit the ball totally wrong, making the leather squarely for the feet of Carlos Vela to miss. The winger found with his lesser right foot on the head of Hernandez, who is close to the final item on Rui Patricio no chance left.
In the second half happened initially once again low for both goals. Only in the final stage, there was again something to enjoy for the tens of thousands of spectators. Substitute player André Silva found it in the 84th minute almost the net with a beautiful header, but with a final effort occurred Around the 2-1.
That fell four minutes before time still. Soares got the ball a little bit happy for his feet, and gave Ochoa the check with a changed direction shot into the top corner. The last word, however, was for Mexico. Moreno timede a corner and saw his header via the inside of the post behind the line disappear.