Portugal goal against Mexico annulled after video review

Mexico face New Zealand on Wednesday in Sochi in their second Confederations Cup match.

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio expects New Zealand's footballers to show the same battling spirit as their nation's rugby team in Wednesday's Confederations Cup, Group A clash.

But Raul Jimenez's third goal in his last four internationals brought Osorio's men back on level terms after the break and Peralta's victor ensured El Tri secured victory despite star striker Javier Hernandez remaining on the substitutes' bench.

Osario was keen to talk down any over-confidence in the Mexico camp as they hunt a victory to boost their hopes of reaching the semi-finals.

New Zealand's Ryan Thomas also became involved and a mass brawl ensued.

They badly need a good result against the Mexicans with Euro 2016 winners Portugal to follow in Saint Petersburg on Saturday in their final group match.

Following today's matches, Portugal and Mexico both sit on four points with Russian Federation on three and New Zealand, who have gone out, on zero.

In today's second match, Mexico come from a goal down to beat New Zealand at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. The spark was Chris Wood striking at goal while Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo was down injured after his left shoulder was hurt in an off-the-ball tangle with the striker.

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Portugal had a first-half goal against Mexico chalked off in the Confederations Cup after the action was reviewed on video.

New Zealand were not to be denied, though, taking the lead three minutes before the break.

But the game boiled over in the dying stages when Mexico skipper Diego Reyes pulled back Michael Boxall, who then lunged at Hector Herrera.

Javier Aquino dribbled in from the left and after an exchange of passes on the edge of the New Zealand box, Jimenez spun to fire high into the net.

The pressure paid off as Mexico restored parity. Knowing the current New Zealand team, the latter approach seems likely.

Mexico were denied a third when Smith made an impressive goal-line clearance after Jimenez had fired a shot past Marinovic. Mexico are a world-class side and we're the smallest team in the competition.