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Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo on target in Portugal's 1-0 win over Russia, Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1

Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo on target in Portugal's 1-0 win over Russia, Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1

Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the winner as Portugal edged out hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, before Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a come-from-behind 2-1 win over New Zealand.

FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down hosts Russia by solitary goal

FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down hosts Russia by solitary goal

The 32-year-old netted after just eight minutes to give the Euro 2016 winners their first victory in Group A as they leapfrog Russia in the standings.