Forget about Russia drubbing Saudi Arabia 5–0 in Thursday’s opener or Uruguay’s late goal to push them past Egypt and Iran’s stolen win over Morocco earlier on Friday. The World Cup started when Cristiano Ronaldo launched a penalty past David de Gea, and the tournament broke into a dead sprint 20 minutes later when Diego Costa first threw Pepe to the ground and then beat two more Portuguese defenders before ripping a goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Spain 15/06/2018
Whereas the early slate featured fine, if uninspiring, play, Spain’s 3–3 draw against Portugal on Friday had enough excitement to make even the least-interested spectator a devout follower of the Church of Goal. Only two games in this summer’s group stage feature teams ranked in FIFA’s top 10. This was one of them. And, man, did it live up to the hype.
Portugal 3:3 Spain – All GOALS and Highlights: