Portugal and Mexico Shared a Point in Confederations Cup
An exciting game was shone in the second fixture of Confederations Cup 2017 as Euro 2016 winner, Portugal battle Gold Cup holder, Mexico.
Both teams were putting on an attractive play since the start, with the Sombrero squad seemingly taking charge of things early on, before Selecao eventually settling in.
After an intense display, it was Fernando Santos’ men that got themselves a break through as Ricardo Quaresma finished off a fine assist from Cristiano Ronaldo on 34 minutes.
That goal didn’t last too long though as less than 10 minutes later, Mexico drew level with an excellent header from their star striker, Javier Hernandez, forcing the first period to end in a 1-1 draw.
Portugal continue to push hard after the break and their effort looked to be rewarded with a victory when Cedric Soares’ deflected’s close range shot gave them the lead once again.
However, in stoppage time, Mexico showcasing their never say die attitude and pulled level for the second time with Hector Moreno’s lovely header.
There wasn’t enough time for either teams to put up another attacking play as that game eventually ended in a 2-2 draw.
Slightly disappointed result indeed for both sides, notably Portugal as they were able to got in front twice but couldn’t hold their lead on both occasion.