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Russia vs Portugal, FIFA Confederations Cup, highlights: RUS 0 POR 1

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match as Portugal beat hosts Russia in a crunch FIFA Confederations Cup encounter. Follow highlights of Russia vs Portugal, FIFA Confederations Cup here.

football Updated: Jun 21, 2017 22:36 IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup match between Russia and Portugal. Follow highlights of Russia vs Portugal, FIFA Confederations Cup here.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup match between Russia and Portugal. Follow highlights of Russia vs Portugal, FIFA Confederations Cup here.(AFP)

Portugal rode skipper Cristiano Ronaldo’s early goal to register a narrow win over Russia in the FIFA Confederations Cup on Wednesday. The Cristiano Ronaldo-led side performed well in their first match but were held to a 2-2 draw by Mexico thanks to a late goal from Hector Moreno. On the other hand, Russia forwards ran riot on the opening day of the competition as they defeated New Zealand in an one-sided encounter.Follow highlights of Russia vs Portugal, FIFA Confederations Cup here.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been at the center of a tax evasion scandal in the last couple of days , but he was able to pick up the man-of-the-match award in Portugal’s opening 2-2 draw with Mexico on Sunday.

Portugal have never won in Moscow, losing all three of their previous games. The Soviet Union beat Portugal 5-0 in a European championships qualifying match in the Russian capital in 1983.

Then in 2012 Russia won a World Cup qualifier 1-0 against Portugal and ran out winners by the same slender scoreline in a friendly in 2015.