Fifa World Cup - Russia 2018

HT Portugal 2 – 1 Spain: Ronaldo’s brace puts Portugal in front

What a match we are witnessing here. This is so far the best game we have seen from the competition. In the 3rd minute, who else but Cristiano Ronaldo? Nacho fouled the man himself and the Portuguese star has scored an imperious spot-kick to send the Seleccao fans into delirium. Will Spain bounce back now?


Meanwhile, CR7 has become only the fourth player to score in four World Cups, after Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose.

In the 23rd minute Scintillating football! Diego Costa equalises in typically controversial fashion. He challenges for a high ball with Pepe and the defender appears to go down after contact with Costa. But there is no whistle and the Spaniard gets the ball, twists and turns past two defenders all on his own and lashes it home! WOAH!

Spain were on the ascendancy as they launched attacks sees Isco crash a sensational volley off the underside of the bar. The ball landed on the line and bounced out, much to the disbelief of the Spaniards. End-to-end football here in Sochi!

The key moment was this, David De Gea commits a blunder. I repeat! De Gea has committed a blunder!

After Guedes fails to control a long ball, it falls to CR7 who sends a left-footed shot straight at De Gea but the United custodian lets it slip out of his grasp and into the goal. Unbelievable.

What an entertaining half that was! Both sides played with good intensity. Spain bounced back well after conceding a penalty early on. They dominated possession and created chances but an uncharacteristic error from De Gea has put them on the backfoot yet again! Don’t miss the second-half. Should be a cracker!

Source: News365coza

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