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Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

When Portugal got the ball to him in the final third, he did at least try to affect the game.

FOOTBALL 18/06/17 19:21
Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo failed to inspire his side in the 2-2 Confederations Cup draw with Mexico.

Press Association Sport looks at the contribution of the 32-year-old, who is in the spotlight after appearing determined to quit Real Madrid and Spain over his unhappiness at a tax investigation.

Goal threat

Hit the crossbar in the first half in the build-up to Portugal’s disallowed goal. However, other than that he did not threaten Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Influence

May now be 32 but still remains the key man, as highlighted by the fact he has scored or provided an assist in his last seven matches for Portugal. It was the latter on this occasion, his awareness picking out the unmarked Ricardo Quaresma. Did his best work in and around the edge of the penalty area.

Leadership

Not that keen to exert himself in the pursuit of possession and was quite happy for the team to defend without him, but when they got the ball to him in the final third he did at least try to affect the game, albeit it with limited success.

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