Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup

"In the second half we changed things around and had several good chances but which, unfortunately, did not bring us any goals". "I warned the players at half-time there would be a change though, and Russian Federation pressured us well in the second half, " he said.

Nonetheless, after earning three draws in the group stage at the Euros past year before winning the tournament, Portugal now has a win and four total points after two matches.

European champions Portugal claimed a 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation as they moved one step closer to reaching the semi-finals of the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Mexico equalised in the 54th minute when the Mexican frontline combined to set up a great play to find Raul Jiminez who fired home to bring the match back on to level terms before Peralta then hit the victor in the 72nd minute from a Javier Aquino pass to ensure that Mexico lead group A in the tournament ahead of Portugal.

After all, the Mexico Team has now 2nd position in the Group A statistics, in order to support the Team for the Knock out Round, this match and Upcoming match should qualify or else, the Team will nicely eliminated from the Federation Cup. "And I think we made correct decisions".

The Confederations Cup match between Mexico and New Zealand will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.

New Zealand are appearing at their fourth Confederations Cup.

This will be the third Confederations Cup match between two UEFA countries, after France's 3-2 victory against Turkey in the 2003 semi-final and the goalless draw between Spain and Italy in the 2013 semifinal (Spain won 7-6 on penalties).

For the Mexico v New Zealand, this game will begin at 2:00 pm ET, and it will also be live on Fox Sports 1 United States of America, with live streaming available on Fox Sports GO.

Cristiano Ronaldo headed an early victor as Portugal beat Russia 1-0 to go top of Group A and spoil Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev's 100th cap.

"We still have one goal - and that to progress in this tournament", he told a press conference.

"We were certainly not nervous", he said.

Portugal, the reigning European champions, will start with the slight edge, but if they go into the game overconfident they could very lose. "[Anthony] Hudson is a well prepared coach [but] we have the necessary tools to stop them and keep them in check".

"I am proud of what my team did, it's normal to have to suffer at this level, but we deserved to win", said Osorio.

It looked as if Portugal was going to win, but Mexico's Hector Moreno scored in the 91 minute to make it 2-2.

Where can I watch New Zealand vs Portugal? "And in some regards they have that team spirit that represents not only New Zealand and their national football teams but also the All Blacks and their rugby teams".

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