Well no doubt that todays result sucked. Deco and Ronaldo should have started the game. The penalty was a bit unlucky, Ronaldo didnt even try to tackle him, their legs got tangled up.
As for Figo, he is the the star and national icon of Portuguese soccer, so I dont think there is a problem with relying on your star player. He played well but he didnt get the calls some time that he deserved.
Portugal will come out strong against Russia, theres no doubt about that. Spain will be a difficult match but Portugal can get the result they want.