Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand and moved top of the group amid ugly scenes at the Confederations Cup.

Leeds United’s Chris Wood gave the All Whites a first-half lead but second-half goals by Benfica’s Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta sealed victory.

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

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

Referee Bakary Gassama consulted the video assistant referee before issuing three yellow cards to Reyes, Herrera and Boxall.

Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio apologised for losing his temper during the match.

Earlier in the day, Cristiano Ronaldo headed the only goal as Portugal recorded their first win at the Confederations Cup by beating hosts Russia.

Ronaldo, whose future at club Real Madrid is in doubt, connected with Raphael Guerreiro’s cross in the eighth minute to beat Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.



Mexico 2:1 New Zealand

Russia 0:1 Portugal

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