Home » Sport

Ronaldo far from Portugal's only threat, warns Osorio

19 June, 2017, 05:06 | Author: Greg Santos

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Portugal had a first-half goal against Mexico chalked off in the Confederations Cup after the action was reviewed on video.

However, one veteran team is drawing special attention - Mexico is playing against Portugal on Sunday's much-anticipated game.

A regular of Portugal's youth teams, Silva began attracting headlines when he joined Porto's senior squad and played well from the start, finishing the season with 21 goals.

Portugal's next game is on Wednesday at the Spartak Stadium against Russian Federation, while Mexico will face minnows New Zealand later on the same day at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

Within 15 minutes Portugal had taken the lead, however, with Ronaldo, who has now scored or provided an assist in each of his last seven games for the national team, nearly inevitably at the heart of it. "Mexico was better, more aggressive". In previous years his 50-yard run might have taken him through on goal; this time the Mexico defence caught up but his composure in laying the ball off was a reminder of his enduring quality.

"We had nearly 60 percent of the possession".

Portugal led but Mexico fought back to earn a point in their Confederations Cup Group A opener. There was later some doubt - and general confusion - over Soares' goal, which ultimately stood.

Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' Still Rules Box Office
Actor Said Taghmaoui, who plays Sameer in the movie, took to social media to thank Jenkins for her vision for the movie. Facebook/Wonder WomanShown is a scene from " Wonder Woman ".

Silva, who has just moved from FC Porto to AC Milan in a transfer worth almost 40 million euros, has scored seven goals in eight games since his debut with the national team in a friendly against Gibraltar in September.

Mexico responded well to going behind, and hit back through top scorer Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez on 42 minutes, when he headed in a Carlos Vela cross.

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

Mexico's Carlos Vela, left, celebrates with teammate Mexico's Hirving Lozano after scoring his team's first goal against the USA during their World Cup soccer qualifying match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, June 11, 2017. While Sunday's performance was by no means a disaster - Portugal drew all three group games on the way to winning Euro 2016 - he'll want those around Ronaldo to be more supportive of the superstar. A media circus surrounding their most important player is the last thing required by manager Fernando Santos, who made a point of drawing a line under the topic in his pre-match news conference and did not address it afterward. They scored in the last few minutes and now we think of the next game.

Carlos Vela and Hernandez again combined after a mistake by Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerriero.

"Ronaldo is motivated", young Portugal forward Andre Silva said.

Recommended:

  • Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

    Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

    Will the Democratic Unionists get something for their pains? And with these deals there's always a price tag attached to them. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour stands against austerity, stands for affordable public services and a future for Britain's youth.

    Assassin's Creed Origins will be released in October

    Ubisoft stated that they have introduced some new gameplay aspects, and more detail to the game than ever before as well. The game is the latest main entry in the popular franchise and is set before the events of the previous games.

    Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

    Scotland then finish the qualification campaign at home to Slovakia and away to Slovenia. "Today we've done that". Before the game we would have taken the point but it was just the way it happened, but that's football for you.
  • Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

    Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

    During public hearings on the change, most comments were in favour, according to a summary by DMV officials. OR isn't the only state working to improve gender marker options on official documents.

    Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee

    Both escapees committed armed robbery and other crimes. "It has become a nationwide search for these two individuals", he said. Both were convicted of armed robbery and other violent crimes, and they've been cellmates a few times in Georgia's prisons.
    Hyundai Motor plays catch up with new subcompact SUV

    Hyundai Motor plays catch up with new subcompact SUV

    The new Kona is offered with a combination of petrol and diesel engines of various power outputs depending on the market. The system incorporates SUV geometry for refined body movement on rough roads or harsh off-road terrain.
  • Sights & Sounds From Golden State's Championship Parade

    But even as #WarriorParade tops the hashtag list on social media, an Instagram post from LeBron James is stirring things up. The shirt James wore read "Ultimate Warrior" referencing the wrestler, but also taking a shot at the Warriors.
    Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

    Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

    Upon launching the app, it forces you to commit to either a free trial or a weekly app subscription before you can scan anything. The app review prompts will no more annoy the users as Apple have come up with a solution.
    Intel teams with ESL for $1 million CS:GO championship

    Intel teams with ESL for $1 million CS:GO championship

    The first Grand Slam eligible event will be ESL One Cologne in July a mere week before the PGL Major. The company states that this step will help grow and develop esports to a whole new echelon.
  • Marco Rubio previews coming Donald Trump change in Cuba policy

    Marco Rubio previews coming Donald Trump change in Cuba policy

    He signed off on depriving 23 million Americans of health care coverage in order to tighten the screws on Cuba. He stated that he wouldn't let the U.S people down and he follows same as Obama and Hillary Clinton do.
    Saudi Arabia prime suspect behind recent terrorist attacks in Tehran: Iranian official

    Saudi Arabia prime suspect behind recent terrorist attacks in Tehran: Iranian official

    His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the US was directly supporting the group. Following the incident, the so-called Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the bombings.
    Computer Science Engineering Is The Goal For JEE Advanced Topper Sarvesh Mehtani

    Computer Science Engineering Is The Goal For JEE Advanced Topper Sarvesh Mehtani

    Last year, 28 students of Super 30 cracked the JEE Advanced exam while In 2015, 24 students cracked the IIT entrance exam. In order to participate in JEE Advanced 2017, the candidates had to be among the top 2,20,000 rankers of JEE Main 2017.


Popular

No bilateral cricket series on Indian or Pakistani soil: Amit Shah
The last time they met was in 2007 in South Africa when India won by 5 runs to lift the World Twenty20 trophy. Someone has helped you to win these matches. "We knew we didn't start well.

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on
Starr on Monday called Mueller "a great man" who is "honest as the day is long" and has a "great, great team of complete professionals".

MLB Draft 2017: Dodgers pick OF Zach Reks in 10th round
When it's football season, we play football, and basketball season, we play basketball and baseball, we play baseball. Lucas Secondary School is registered at 5-foot-11 at 165 pounds as he prepares to play college baseball at Texas A&M.

Turkey summons US ambassador over arrest warrants
Two people were arrested on site, and MPD made two more arrests yesterday, charging a Virginia and a New Jersey resident. If any are still in the country, they could be expelled if Turkey refuses to waive diplomatic immunity.

Here Are More Details For Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga
There are also new amiibo figures coming alongside the game's release of Koopa Troops and Goomba, and they are suitably adorable. Nintendo has announced yet another game for the 3DS today - which is basically two games in one.

Microsoft 'would love' to have PS4 join Minecraft crossplay initiative
This gives the player an unlimited amount of land to explore in the game; a significant upgrade from the current 3x3 mile limit. Parental controls will also be available so parents can decide what kind of content their children will have access to.

Lakers hoping to bring Lonzo Ball in for second workout
Fox didn't just hold his own; he owned Ball that night by scoring 39 points and most important, getting the Wildcats the victory. The Lakers have always been rumored to be heavily interested in taking UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball second overall.

Steve Kerr thought original technical foul was called on Draymond Green
But I thought I heard the PA announcer say the first was on Draymond. "I take full responsibility for that". The first half tech just got changed from Draymond Green to Steve Kerr and is now on DeMarcus Cousins.

God of War Is Just As Brutal As We Remembered
Jack Fennimore is a Heavy contributor specializing in video games and YouTube. As brutal and intense as Kratos is, he has a son who needs him.

Puerto Rico casts symbolic vote for statehood
It has its own governor and legislative body and it became a USA commonwealth territory with its own constitution in 1952. Residents of the USA territory of Puerto Rico voted Sunday to become the 51st state of the United States of America.