Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo scored his sixth hat-trick for a goal in the 87th minute. Portugal comes back from down a goal to tie the match in what will have to go down as one of the greatest group phase matches in World Cup history.
It was a titanic performance, a one-man show from one of the world’s best, on the biggest stage of all.
In the second-half, Nacho put Spain in the lead through a volley well curled into the far post from outside the box. However, a free-kick given away to Portugal within touching distance cost Spain the victory as the Portuguese captain brought back his national team on level terms.
The Portuguese is now also the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments in a streak going back to Euro 2004.
After the week Spain has had some suggested they should no longer be considered among the favorites to win this competition. From the first half, it looked like things would get much worse for them before it got any better.
Diego Costa scored the first two international goals of his career and Spanish defender Nacho adds another on long-distance strike in the second half. If the rest of the World Cup is anything like this, we’ll all in for a treat!
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