Portugal were slow to find their feet, taking 20 minutes to get Ronaldo involved with a free-kick struck into the wall, the Madrid man then cannoning a fine left-footed effort off the crossbar when the ball broke his way again following a half-cleared cross.
Chile's star player Arturo Vidal fiercely argued with referee Damir Skomina when a goal scored in first-half stoppage time by Eduardo Vargas was overruled nearly one minute later.
"A year ago, I said Portugal were going to Euro 2016 to win it".
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After seeing Russian Federation defeat New Zealand on Saturday's Confederations Cup opener, Portugal and Mexico will be confident of securing six points from their remaining two games and being involved in the semifinals.
But a defeat would have raised questions about Juan Carlos Osorio's ability to get the most out of his players when Mexico goes up against a major power.
The equaliser arrived just before the halftime break for Mexico, as Vela picked out Hernandez, who sent a powerful header into the bottom corner.
Ronaldo was also involved in one of the game's biggest talking points, a "goal" that was disallowed after consultation with the Video Assistant Referees.
The Mexicans should have taken the lead on the stroke of half time as Jiminez pulled the ball back for Hernandez inside the box but the Borrusia Moenchengladbach striker ballooned his shot.
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Cristiano Ronaldo may be eyeing a move back to Manchester United this summer, but first he will attempt to guide Portugal to the 2017 Confederations Cup title. We have a great chance of winning the Confederations Cup because there are still two [group] games left.
"In the end the result was fair as Mexico also played well". So we have to stay calm and think about the next game.
Mexico's all-time top scorer grabbed his 48th worldwide goal from 93 appearances after some awful defending by Portugal.
But Hector Moreno's late header denied Portugal the win in their first match in Group A.
In his next game, Silva scored a hat-trick against the Faroe Islands, when Ronaldo added one goal in another 6-0 victory.
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