Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s mindblowing 3-3 draw with rivals Spain in World Cup Group B.
It was Cristiano Ronaldo’s 51st hat-trick and also the 51st hat-trick to be scored at a World Cup
Portugal took the lead inside four minutes when Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after appearing to fall under the challenge of club team-mate Nacho.
Costa levelled for Spain after 24 minutes when he beat Pepe in the air and showed both composure and strength in the face of covering Portuguese defenders to drill the ball past goalkeeper Rui Patricio. After being reviewed by the VAR system for Costa’s challenge on Pepe, the goal stood.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored again after 44 minutes to give Portugal a 2-1 half-time lead after a costly David De Gea error
Costa equalised for the second time after 54 minutes with a close-range header and Spain then took the lead almost immediately when Nacho drilled a superb 25-yard effort in off the post.
Portugal somehow found a way back through the incredible Ronaldo – with two minutes to go Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with a brilliant free-kick.
The 33-year-old gave De Gea no chance with a 25-yard effort that flew into the top corner to make it 3-3.
Portugal 3 Vs 3 Spain
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