Mexico came from behind twice to earn a point against Portugal.
The last time Mexico and Portugal met was during a warm-up match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Bruno Alves had won the game for the Portuguese.
A short statement to FIFA's in-house television reporters, lamenting that his team "suffered at the last minute" due to Hector Moreno's late equaliser, was the only material anybody had to go on, though Ronaldo later said there was no need for Portugal "to sound the alarm" in relation to the result.
Overall a point each was a fair result.
Should Mexico be afraid of Cristiano Ronaldo? The team from CONCACAF had enjoyed nearly 70 percent of possession against the European champions, but hadn't threatened the goal.
42' - GOAL! Portugal 1-1 Mexico.
Having threatened with a header earlier, Hernandez stole in to head home an equaliser three minutes from the interval. Portugal had to wait for what seemed an unnecessary review of a good goal scored.
Silva, who has just moved from FC Porto to AC Milan in a transfer worth almost 40 million euros, has scored seven goals in eight games since his debut with the national team in a friendly against Gibraltar in September.
Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday, two days before Portugal's Confederations Cup debut in Russian Federation, because of a report that said he wants to leave Real Madrid and Spain following allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities.
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The second half started as if both teams were taking a slight breather before building up for the finish and, after that initial lull, the crowd of 34,372 urged the teams on and the game became increasingly open. However, other than that he did not threaten Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. "He is motivated, just like me", said the 21-year-old Silva at a news conference ahead of Portugal's opening Confederations Cup match against Mexico today.
"86" - GOAL! Portugal 2-1 Mexico. Santos' decision to bench young hot-shots Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva didn't pan out as he would have wished as the Mexicans had a massive domination over possesion.
Santos has plenty to think about.
Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in five games with Portugal this season.
Juan Carlos Osorio's experiment worked, especially in the first 45 minutes.
But the Portugal captain created another shooting opportunity for Quaresma with 10 minutes remaining and, although Ochoa saved comfortably, they continued to pile late pressure on Mexico. He is cool and calm when he has chances in front of goal.
Carlos Vela and Hernandez again combined after a mistake by Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerriero. With the goal gaping, though, he blasted the ball high over the bar.
Tom Marshall covers Liga MX and the Mexican national team for ESPN FC.