Raphaël Guerreiro netted an added-time winner as Portugal earned a 1-0 friendly victory against Argentina at Old Trafford. In the eagerly awaited fixture - which featured first-half appearances from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - Fernando Santos' side came out on top in a match with few opportunities at either end. Ricardo Quaresma's right-wing cross was converted by the FC Lorient left-back as Portugal recorded their first victory in 42 years against La Albiceleste.
Portugal resumed training this morning ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Argentina at Old Trafford and, after playing an important role in creating both of Cristiano Ronaldo's winning goals against Denmark and Armenia, Ricardo Quaresma played down his importance.
"Cristiano does not have to thank me; we are here to help each other. I'm enjoying my run of form," said the 31-year-old, returned to the Portugal fold for the last two matches after missing the previous games.
The FC Porto winger is relishing his next international match: "Argentina are one of the world’s greatest teams and, even though it is a friendly, it's always an interesting match. And, as ever, we want to win."
Sporting Clube de Portugal midfielder João Mário, 21, capped two times under Fernando Santos against Denmark and France in October, added: "Above all, it will be Portugal vs Argentina and not Ronaldo vs Messi."
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