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Ronaldo completes hat-trick with brilliant FK goal 3-3: Spain vs Portugal, 2018 World Cup

Spain v Albania - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

88th minute: It's a hat-trick for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star scored a brilliant goal off a FK and it seems that this will end 3-3.

58th minute: Spain just turned the game around in two minutes. Nacho gave his team the lead off a goal from distance. The ball hit the post but ultimately found the back of the net. Brilliant!

56th minute: Diego Costa has scored Spain's second goal off a set piece. It's the second goal for the attacker. 2-2 once again.

45th minute: What a terrible mistake by David De Gea. The goalie appeared to have a fairly weak shot from Ronaldo under control but the ball slipped away from his hands and hit the back of the net. 2-1.

25th minute: Diego Costa created a brilliant goal to score the equalizer for Spain. It appeared that he had fouled Pepe but the VAR conceded the goal. 1-1.

4th minute: Cristiano Ronaldo has given Portugal a 1-0 lead off a PK. Nacho fouled Ronaldo inside the box and Rocchi conceded the penalty.

Spain published their starting lineup for the upcoming match against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal team, a match which will have huge implications for the outcome of the group.

Spain Starting XI: De Gea, Nacho, Piqué, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Koke, Isco, Silva, Costa.

Portugal Starting XI (To Be Confirmed): Patricio, Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Silva, Moutinho, Carvalho, Fernandes, Guedes, Ronaldo.

Spain have the deeper team here and will be expected to beat Portugal. However, they've been under a lot of pressure lately because of the sudden departure of coach Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked after his deal with Real Madrid was announced this week.


Date: 06/15/2018

Time: 19:00 CET, 02:00pm EST, 11:00am Pacific.

Venue: Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia.

Available Streaming: Telemundo Deportes (USA) LiveSoccerTV

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