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World Cup 2014: Mexico 0-1 Portugal

Joao Moutinho and Bruno Alves celebrate

Injured Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo was again forced to sit out a World Cup warm-up match as his side earned a late win against Mexico.

The Real Madrid attacker, 29, is suffering with tendinosis in his knee and also missed the draw with Greece.

Bruno Alves's 93rd-minute header gave Portugal a win over their fellow World Cup finalists.

Portugal coach Paulo Bento said he "does not know" if Ronaldo will be fit for their World Cup opener on 16 June.

The Portuguese begin their campaign in Brazil against Germany, before matches against Group D rivals USA and Ghana.

Ronaldo's final chance to prove his fitness before the tournament comes in a warm-up game against Republic of Ireland on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Mexico

  • 1CoronaSubstituted forOchoaat 45'minutes
  • 22AguilarBooked at 45mins
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 4Márquez
  • 15Moreno
  • 7Layun
  • 6HerreraBooked at 83minsSubstituted forAquinoat 85'minutes
  • 23Vázquez
  • 18GuardadoSubstituted forFabiánat 78'minutes
  • 19PeraltaSubstituted forPulidoat 78'minutes
  • 10dos SantosSubstituted forHernándezat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Salcido
  • 5Reyes
  • 8Fabián
  • 9Jiménez
  • 11Pulido
  • 12Talavera
  • 13Ochoa
  • 14Hernández
  • 16Ponce
  • 17Brizuela
  • 20Aquino
  • 21Peña

Portugal

  • 1Eduardo
  • 21João PereiraBooked at 74minsSubstituted forAmorimat 80'minutes
  • 14NetoBooked at 79mins
  • 2Bruno AlvesBooked at 53mins
  • 19Almeida
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 4Miguel Veloso
  • 5Fábio CoentrãoSubstituted forRafa Silvaat 76'minutes
  • 10VieirinhaSubstituted forVarelaat 58'minutes
  • 11ÉderSubstituted forPostigaat 64'minutes
  • 17Nani

Substitutes

  • 6Carvalho
  • 9Hugo Almeida
  • 12Patricio
  • 13Ricardo Costa
  • 15Rafa Silva
  • 18Varela
  • 20Amorim
  • 23Postiga
Referee:
Jeffrey Solis
Attendance:
56,292

Match Stats

Home TeamMexicoAway TeamPortugal
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Mexico 0, Portugal 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mexico 0, Portugal 1.

Goal!

Goal! Mexico 0, Portugal 1. Bruno Alves (Portugal) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Marco Fabián (Mexico).
Hélder Postiga (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marco Fabián (Mexico).
Rafa (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Marco Fabián (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Silvestre Varela (Portugal).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match André Almeida (Portugal) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Marco Fabián (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Alan Pulido (Mexico) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Hernández.
José Juan Vázquez (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rafa (Portugal).

Substitution

Substitution, Mexico. Javier Aquino replaces Héctor Herrera.
Marco Fabián (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by João Moutinho (Portugal).
Attempt blocked. Nani (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Miguel Veloso.
Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Paul Aguilar.
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