Cristiano Ronaldo may not yet be at full fitness, but the Ballon d'Or winner was trying his very best during Portugal's World Cup Group G game with the US.
The 29-year-old and his team started furiously, keen to atone for their humiliation at the hands of Germany in the opener.
In the opening exchanges, Ronaldo pulled off a piece of skill (below) lifted straight from a video game.
Running at full speed down the left wing, Ronaldo cut the ball inside his leg, then back outside the other before doing a Cruyff turn leaving two players in his wake.
But he wasn't finished there, as another defender came to aid the pair Ronaldo had already left flummoxed, he stepped onto the ball and dragged it away, before finding Raul Meireles.
It was a quite brilliant piece of skill. Although some of Ronaldo's tricks and stepovers often have little impact on a defender, this one left all three players stunned.
Portugal took the lead a minute later, Manchester United winger Nani smashing home after the US failed to clear a cross.
But Jurgen Klinsmann's team fought back, with Jermaine Jones firing a rocket into the corner from outside the box. They then thought they had won it, Clint Dempsey bundling in from close range with just nine minutes left.
USA 2 Portugal 2 player ratings
USA 2 Portugal 2 player ratings
1/22 USA: Tim Howard
His part in Nani's goal was questionable, but made amends with a wonderful recovery save to deny Eder. 7/10
2/22 Fabian Johnson
A real threat going forward as the USA continually targeted the right flank. 7
3/22 DaMarcus Beasley
Expected a tough night against Portugal's attacking flair, but used his nous to keep them quiet for long periods. 6
4/22 Geoff Cameron
Looked nervous in uncustomary central position, and was at fault for the game's opening goal. 5
5/22 Matt Besler
Showed real guts to continue when injured, and made some key interceptions. 7
6/22 Jermaine Jones
Tackled well in midfield, and his willingness to have a go from distance was eventually rewarded with a tremendous equaliser. 8
7/22 Kyle Beckerman
Steady without being spectacular in midfield. 6
8/22 Alejandro Bedoya
Nantes man played his part in the midfield battle before eventually being subbed. 6
9/22 Michael Bradley
A night to forget for the experienced midfielder, who missed a sitter and then gave the ball away in the build-up to Varela's late equaliser. 5
10/22 Graham Zusi
Came in on the left-hand side, and performed admirably. 6
11/22 Clint Dempsey
The captain was everywhere in the first half, and, while he tired significantly, in the second, still managed to pop up with what looked like the winner. 8
12/22 Portugal: Beto
Stand-in goalkeeper was helpless to two US goals, but made some standard saves when called upon. 6/10
13/22 Joao Pereira
The Valencia full-back performed his role without drama. 6
14/22 Andre Almeida
Endured a difficult 45 minutes at left-back before being substituted. 5
15/22 Bruno Alves
Selected despite struggling with injury and was culpable of a lazy clearance before America's second goal. 5
16/22 Ricardo Costa
The pick of the Portugal defenders, who cleared brilliantly off the line to keep out Bradley's shot. 7
17/22 Miguel Veloso
Classy midfielder was at the heart of much of Portugal's best play. 7
18/22 Joao Moutinho
Kept possession well, but was often unable to find Nani or Ronaldo with killer balls. 6
19/22 Raul Meireles
Spent most of his time on the deck, and had little impact before his removal. 5
Bagged an early opener, and was a few inches of woodwork away from adding a second before half-time. 7
21/22 Cristiano Ronaldo
With a whole country's expectation upon him, he again faltered, but still delivered a wonderful cross just when they needed him most. 6
22/22 Helder Postiga
The curse of Portugal's strikers struck again as he departed injured inside 16 minutes. 3
But despite some wayward shooting during the game, it was Ronaldo who had the final say.
He supplied a pinpoint cross for Silvestre Varela to head home an equaliser in the dying moments, just about keeping Portugal's World Cup hopes alive.
They will have to beat Ghana and hope the USA and Germany do not draw.Reuse content