Spain 3-3 Portugal Spain held by Ronaldo heroics

Updated:5 months ago IST

New Delhi, Jun 16 (ANI): The first blockbuster encounter in the FIFA World Cup 2018 between Iberian cousins - Spain and Portugal - lived up to the billing as the two shared six goals between them to produce a classic group stage thriller in Sochi. However, a stunning free kick from Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo completed his 51st career hattrick. Spain continued their patient build-up play to try and find a way back into the contest but could not manage to find an inlet through the organised Portugal defense. Spain's equalizer came at the 24-minute mark, however, in a very un-Spanish way. However, Spain were dealt a sucker punch just a minute from half-time after David de Gea had a brain freeze moment as a firmly hit Ronaldo shot from outside the box, aimed straight at him, inexplicably crept into the goal from under the Manchester United keeper. Spain and Portugal will face Iran and Morocco, respectively, on June 20

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