Confederation Cup 2017
Sanchez misses out of Confederations Cup best 11
Nevertheless, with two goals and a sumptuous assist for Ricardo Quaresma in the opening draw against Mexico, Ronaldo produced more than his share of thrills for an adoring Russian public.
Portugal beat Mexico in Confederation Cup third-place
Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico a 54th-minute lead, but Pepe stabbed home a stoppage-time equaliser to force an extra 30 minutes at Spartak Stadium.
Chile out to curb Portugal's goal-king Ronaldo
Copa America champions Chile will try to curb Portugal's superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-final with the goal-ace in rich form despite the tax storm brewing in Spain.
Chile wait on Aranguiz's fitness for semi-final
Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi hopes Charles Aranguiz will be fit for Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal after the midfield enforcer suffered a knock against Australia.
Confederations Cup: Brave Lozano heads Mexico into semis
New PSV Eindhoven signing Lozano then headed Mexico into the last four as he beat Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev to Hector Herrera's towering kick from inside his own half on 52 minutes.
Milligan penalty rescues draw for Australia
Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit.
Peralta seals Mexico's comeback win over Kiwis
Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico's winner in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals.
Germany vs Chile: Heavyweights clash at Confederations Cup
Germany and Chile clash for control of Group B at the Confederations Cup on Thursday with die Mannschaft's head coach Joachim Loew talking up the south American champions.