With Russia taking the first three points of the 2017 Confederations Cup, Portugal and Mexico now meet to see if either side can draw level with the hosts atop Group A.
The match pits a pair of former teammates together, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Chicharito lead the lines as the two sides meet in Kazan at 11:00 a.m. ET live on Telemundo Deportes.
Chicharito arrived at Manchester United the year after Ronaldo left, but the two did play together at Real Madrid during the Mexican’s one-year loan in the 2014/15 season. Now, there’s intense speculation surrounding Ronaldo about his future at the Bernabeu.
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For Portugal, Ronaldo is supported by Nani and Ricardo Quaresma up front, while West Ham United defender Jose Fonte starts at the back alongside Pepe who is yet to find a new club after his Real Madrid contract recently expired. On the bench is reported Liverpool target Gelson Martins.
On the other end, the Mexican starting lineup features an entire 11 players from European clubs. Chicharito gets support from Carlos Vela and Raul Jiminez on the wings, while Jonathan dos Santos mans the center of the pitch. Giovanni dos Santos and Rafa Marquez both start the game among the substitutes.
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Guerreiro, Pepe, Fonte, Soares; Moutinho, Carvalho, Andre Gomes; Nani, Quaresma, Ronaldo.
Bench: Andre Silva, Alves, Pereira, Eliseu, Beto, Pizzi, Adrien Silva, Neto, Sa, B. Silva, Martins, Nelsinho.
Mexico: Ochoa; Salcedo, Reyes, Moreno, Layun; Guardado, J. dos Santos, Herrera; Vela, Chicharito, Jimenez.
Bench: Marquez, Peralta, Talavera, G. dos Santos, Cota, Fabien, Aquino, Alanis, Araujo, Lozano, Damm, Reyes.