Two European heavyweights meet each other in the second day of FIFA World Cup, as Spain takes on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
The 21st edition of the world cup marked off with a fiery start as host nation Russia defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 to lead the Group A. The fixtures for Group B kick off today, and the fans are in for a treat as Spain meets Portugal.
Spain have gone through a disturbing last 48 hours, with their manager Julen Lopetegui removed a day before the world cup due to his failure in handling the Real Madrid situation efficiently. Fernando Hierro has replaced Lopetegui as the new manager for the world cup.
The Group B fixture between Spain and Portugal is touted as one of the biggest amongst the group stages this year. Both the teams are pinned to go far in the tournament.
Ronaldo’s second goal –
Portugal started the game with some quick passes and dominated the game. They were rewarded soon with the first goal, when Ronaldo was fouled.
Ronaldo took the penalty sweetly and drifted it towards the right side to give Portugal a 1-0 lead in the match.
Ronaldo ran at Nacho and clinically beat him with a stepover, before the defender brought him down.
Portugal’s lead was soon cancelled out by Diego Costa in the 24th minute, but it was not before Portugal led in the game again.
Cristiano Ronaldo took a shot from outside the box in the 43rd minute of the game. David De Gea, quite unlike himself, made a big mistake as the ball went past between his legs.
At half time, Portugal leads 2-1.
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