2018 FIFA World Cup-News-#WorldCupAtHome: Ronaldo brightest stars draw Spain

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™saw Portugal and Spain, in the face of the second event of history, the first is their quarter-final in 2010 South Africa address La Roja’s Endorsed by David Villa strike. This time the two teams played their part in a thrilling, end-to-end Group B encounter, which saw a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick, Spain twice, later, honor last, even in one of the games of the tournament.

The summary

Portugal Spain 3-3
15 2018 June
Fisht Stadium, Sochi

Portugal(Douro,4’pen, 44′,88′),Spain(Diego Costa 24′,55′;Nacho58′)

Portugal: Rui Patricio, Rafael Guerreiro,Jose Fonte,Pepe,Cedric Soares,Moutinho, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandez(Mario Joao 68′),Gonçalo Guedes(André Silva 80′),Bernard Silva(Ricardo Quaresma 69′) Ronaldo

Spain: David de Gea, Jordi Alba Basel Theo Ramos, Pico, Nacho, Koke, Sergio Busquets,Andres Iniesta(Thiago70′), Isco, David Silva(Lucas Vázquez 86′), Diego Costa(Iago JP 77′)

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal handshake David Silva Spain

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Drawn together in Group B in Russia in 2018, to go head to head in their opening game. Portugal requirements match up to the game although it has been crowned European champion only two years ago. Spain, meanwhile, is still in the process of reconstruction after the disappointment of Brazil 2014. Nonetheless, the vibes are good, the next trouble-free qualifying campaign at least 48 hours before the start, when the coach Julen Lopetegui is sensational, dismissed, and then-sporting Director Fernando Hierro appointed in his place.

The game

Three aspects of the characteristics of this high-octane encounter:

  1. Accuracy: Portugal just eight shots, three of them goals, which produce three goals of an inspiration from Ronaldo. Ruthless efficiency with the death of the ball–he scored the first penalty and the third direct free kick and he also profited from a fumble by the unfortunate De Gea for his second. Spain has significantly more opportunities, a total of 15(five goals), but less clinical in their finishing.
  2. Recovery capacity: La Roja After two to balance. Portugal went in front early after Nacho is determined that there is contamination Ronaldo. Diego Costa, then restored parity after the Portuguese defence section before Ronaldo put his side back in front just before half-time. After the break, goals from Costa and Nacho, the latter with a spectacular half-row, the swing at the prick. However, the delay stinks by roused some five yards outside the box allowed Portugal has the final say.
  3. With five Counter-Strike: True to their game, Spain had the majority of possession(61%)and the use of very good, mainly the looks to match. However, Portugal found a way to hurt La Roja In a breakthrough. With Moutinho and William to support the Central field Fernando Santos ‘ side created the dangerous pace of Ronaldo and Guedes and accurate delivery of Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandez.


Kicking off his fourth World Cup campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo transfer can be said to be his best performance to date in the competition. The Selecção das Quinas The captain weighed in with three goals and only four shots to secure a point against Spain. His finishing aside, the striker also helped to establish the play, opening the front of him and is a threat on the break.

His hat-trick in Portugal’s Third World Cup after Eusebio(1966)and Pauleta(2002).

What they say

“I was lucky that Cristiano is Portuguese, because he is the best player in the world due to his physical strength, extraordinary technique and mental fortitude. It was he who dragged the team back into the game when we went behind.”
Portugal coach Fernando Santos

“We should feel very proud of the lads and how we overcome the obstacles of the match made us twice come from behind. We demonstrate that the role, commitment to the dignity and personality…a Mature team.”
Spain coach Fernando Hierro

What happened next

Both teams progress from Group B, with Spain finished top and Portugal second. Finally, a group identity is only resolved after a busy final round of the game, Portugal concede a stoppage time goal to allow IR Iran booty, the Internet the same night to do so La Roja To Morocco.

The two teams, and then crash in the round of 16: Spain lost in penalties, the auspices of the Russian Federation(1-1,3-4pen), and Portugal succumbed to Uruguay(2-1).

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