International Friendlies

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.



Formation 5-3-2

  • 1J CoronaSubstituted 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
  • 10G dos SantosSubstituted forHernándezat 58'minutes


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


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Dos Reis Carvalho
  • 21da Silva PereiraBooked at 74minsSubstituted forAmorimat 80'minutes
  • 14NetoBooked at 79mins
  • 2Bruno AlvesBooked at 53mins
  • 19Almeida
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 4Veloso
  • 5da Silva CoentrãoSubstituted forFerreira da Silvaat 76'minutes
  • 10Vieira de FreitasSubstituted forVarelaat 58'minutes
  • 11Macedo LopesSubstituted forPostigaat 64'minutes
  • 17Almeida da Cunha


  • 6William Carvalho
  • 9Pereira de Almeida
  • 12Rui Patrício
  • 13Moreira da Costa
  • 15Ferreira da Silva
  • 18Varela
  • 20Amorim
  • 23Postiga
Jeffrey Solis

Match Stats

Home TeamMexicoAway TeamPortugal
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mexico 0, Portugal 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mexico 0, Portugal 1.

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marco Fabián (Mexico).

  5. Post update

    Hélder Postiga (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marco Fabián (Mexico).

  7. Post update

    Rafa (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Marco Fabián (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Silvestre Varela (Portugal).

  10. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match André Almeida (Portugal) because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marco Fabián (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    José Juan Vázquez (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Rafa (Portugal).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Mexico. Javier Aquino replaces Héctor Herrera.

  17. Post update

    Marco Fabián (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by João Moutinho (Portugal).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nani (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Miguel Veloso.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Paul Aguilar.