Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick rescues Portugal from Spain.
What a staggering game! It had absolutely everything. Great goals, controversy, just everything. A magnificent game of football. A stunning game between the two Iberian rivals comes to an end. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 51st career hat-trick ensured Spain was held to a 2-2 draw. But it certainly was a feast for sore eyes, for such was the footballing fare on offer.
It was amazing, just when it looked like Spain would hold on to the victory, CR7 pops up with a sublime free-kick. He completes his hat-trick with a terrific effort into the top corner. Spain were stunned All level in Sochi.
This match will definitely go down as one of the best games we have seen at this competition. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational late free-kick to round off his hat-trick and salvage a draw for Portugal against Spain in a captivating match.
The Portugal captain put his side ahead with an early penalty and restored their lead just before half-time.
Diego Costa twice equalised with well-taken goals, with Nacho’s majestic goal appearing to have won it for Spain.
But Ronaldo stepped up to fire into the top-right corner with two minutes remaining to secure the draw in Sochi.
Source: BBC News