Portugal stood up against Mexico on Sunday for the FIFA Confederation Cup Group stage match at the Kazan Arena and they managed to pull through a 2-2 draw.
Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo took the center stage stealing the shine as the Man of The Match.
Ronaldo had not been bad at all; he created one goal and was involved in another and also hit the bar in the first half. But singling him out simply brought him into focus — where none more was really needed — and cast into fresh light the question that had hung over the build-up to one of the Confederations Cup’s more appealing fixtures: Is Ronaldo really about to leave Real Madrid? What is clear is that nobody is any the wiser following this game.
As man of the match, Ronaldo should have joined the managers in addressing the media; instead, he failed to appear. “Treatment” was given as the reason, but there was no obvious ailment when he was ushered swiftly through the mixed zone — where the media carry out interviews with players — 10 minutes later.
Watch goal moments and highlights below: