FIFA 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick Holds Spain In 3-3 Shootout

| June 16 , 2018 , 11:39 IST

The most awaited match didn’t let down the crowd’s expectation as an absolute blockbuster match was played on the Day 2 of World Cup 2018 on Friday night, between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia. The all-time hero of the Portugal team Cristiano Ronaldo scored his sixth hat-trick for the national team. He snatched the victory from the Spanish team and ended in a 3-3 tie in the last moments of the game.

Just four minutes into the game, Ronaldo put a shot into frame after Ronaldo tricked the refree into awarding a penalty kick on a non foul from Nacho.

Just after 20 minutes, Diego Costa levelled the goals for his team.

As the scores were level by 1-1, Ronaldo again came up with a straight goal out of an error by the star goal keeper David De Gea, but without taking much time the Spanish side answered with a beautifully executed goal from Costa.

Spain started the second half with the lead, as unstarred Nacho post the ball past the goalkeeper from outside the box.

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Sergio Busquets and Bruno Fernandes got into referee’s books and received yellow card.

Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded Budweiser Man of the Match award for his outstanding performance.