"We could have killed off the match but it didn't happen".
Participants in the 2017 Confederations Cup are hosts Russian Federation, 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions Germany, 2015 Copa America Champions Chile, 2015 AFC Asian Cup Champion Australia, 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico, 2016 UEFA Euro Cup champs Portugal, OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) Nations Cup victors New Zealand and 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Champion Cameroon.
Earlier, Javier Hernandez became Mexico's record goal scorer when he cancelled out Ricardo Quaresma's early strike.
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The first goal of the after noon came from Portugal's Quaresma with the assist by Ronaldo in the 34th minute. He scored the goal, which was largely down to Ronaldo, but his cool head made the chance exceptionally easy.
Coach Fernando Santos and some of Ronaldo's teammates are confident the star forward won't be affected by the buzz created by a report that said he wants to leave the Spanish club because of allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities.
"We played against a team at a high level".
"In the end it was a well-deserved result after how we played today", Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said.
"The next match will be very tough because New Zealand will give it their all".
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Ronaldo smacked a long-range shot onto the bar and Nani picked up the rebound to volley home.
Portugal defender Pepe thought he had opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he turned in a cross-shot after Ronaldo had smashed a shot against the crossbar, having blasted his initial free kick into the defensive wall. Minutes after coming on, he almost scored a great headed goal but Ochoa came up with a terrific save.
After an explosive opening period, the second was a much tamer affair as both teams squandered half chances.
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The second half had little action until the final 10 minutes when, after goalkeeper Ochoa brilliantly saved Andre Silva's header, Soares' lung-bursting run into the penalty area saw him score with a huge deflection off Hector Herrera.