Confederations Cup - Group A
Russia0Portugal1

Russia 0-1 Portugal

Ronaldo
Ronaldo scored to add to his assist in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Mexico

Cristiano Ronaldo headed the only goal as Portugal recorded their first win at the Confederations Cup by beating hosts Russia.

Ronaldo, whose future at club Real Madrid is in doubt, connected with Raphael Guerreiro's cross in the eighth minute to send Portugal top of Group A.

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, earning his 100th cap, saved well from Andre Silva early in the second half.

Mexico went top of the group later with a 2-1 win over New Zealand.

Russia missed two late chances to salvage a draw against Portugal as Georgy Dzhikya headed over and Fedor Smolov floated an effort wide.

Ronaldo, 32, reportedly wants to leave Real Madrid after being accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud, something which he denies.

The forward, who started Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico on Sunday, signed a new five-year contract in November but has been linked with a return to Manchester United.

Line-ups

Russia

  • 1Akinfeev
  • 6JikiaBooked at 72mins
  • 5Vasin
  • 13KudryashovSubstituted forBukharovat 83'minutes
  • 19SamedovBooked at 76mins
  • 3ShishkinSubstituted forErokhinat 45'minutes
  • 8GlushakovBooked at 26mins
  • 23KombarovSubstituted forPolozat 68'minutes
  • 17Golovin
  • 18Zhirkov
  • 9Smolov

Substitutes

  • 2Smolnikov
  • 4Gazinskiy
  • 7Poloz
  • 10Kambolov
  • 11Bukharov
  • 12Gabulov
  • 14Kutepov
  • 15Miranchuk
  • 16Alvim Marinato
  • 20Kanunnikov
  • 21Erokhin
  • 22Tarasov

Portugal

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 21Soares
  • 3PepeBooked at 57mins
  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 5GuerreiroSubstituted forEliseuat 65'minutes
  • 10Bernardo SilvaBooked at 71mins
  • 14Carvalho
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forDaniloat 82'minutes
  • 15André Gomes
  • 7Ronaldo
  • 9Valente SilvaSubstituted forBatalha Martinsat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Novo Neto
  • 6Fonte
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 11Cabral Semedo
  • 12Malheiro de Sá
  • 13Danilo
  • 16Afonso Fernandes
  • 17Nani
  • 18Batalha Martins
  • 19Eliseu
  • 20Quaresma
  • 22Beto
Referee:
Gianluca Rocchi
Attendance:
42,759

Match Stats

Home TeamRussiaAway TeamPortugal
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Russia 0, Portugal 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Russia 0, Portugal 1.

Attempt missed. Fedor Smolov (Russia) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandr Erokhin.

Attempt missed. Giorgi Jikia (Russia) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Aleksandr Samedov with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Eliseu.

Foul by Cédric Soares (Portugal).

Dmitriy Poloz (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bernardo Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yuri Zhirkov (Russia).

Offside, Russia. Denis Glushakov tries a through ball, but Aleksandr Bukharov is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Aleksandr Bukharov replaces Fyodor Kudryashov.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Danilo Pereira replaces Adrien Silva.

Cédric Soares (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dmitriy Poloz (Russia).

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Gelson Martins replaces André Silva.

Attempt missed. William Carvalho (Portugal) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adrien Silva with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Eliseu (Portugal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aleksandr Samedov (Russia).

Attempt blocked. André Silva (Portugal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by André Gomes.

André Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giorgi Jikia (Russia).

Booking

Giorgi Jikia (Russia) is shown the yellow card.

Pepe (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giorgi Jikia (Russia).

Booking

Bernardo Silva (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bernardo Silva (Portugal).

Yuri Zhirkov (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Fedor Smolov (Russia) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Aleksandr Erokhin (Russia) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fedor Smolov.

Substitution

Substitution, Russia. Dmitriy Poloz replaces Dmitri Kombarov.

Cédric Soares (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fedor Smolov (Russia).

Attempt saved. André Silva (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Gomes.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Eliseu replaces Raphael Guerreiro because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Attempt blocked. Fedor Smolov (Russia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandr Samedov.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by André Gomes.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mexico21104314
2Portugal21103214
3Russia21012113
4New Zealand200214-30

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chile11002023
2Germany11003213
3Australia100123-10
4Cameroon100102-20
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