Portuguese Striker and Real Madrid Star, Cristiano Ronaldo has made history again as he score a hat-trick in their first Russia 2018 world cup match against Spain.
The world best footballer has shown himself ready and worthy to be called the best as he sets a world record in the early games of the world cup giving his team a 3-3 draw against the Spanish side which had better chances against them.
Many have said the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup has just began after the 1 – 0 win for Uruguay against Egypt. Now having the match between these two great teams ( Portugal and Spain ), truly the world cup has just began.
Ronaldo has his first goal ( after 2 minutes of game play ) which happens to be a penalty ( first Russia 2018 world cup penalty ) through a foul committed against him by Nacho in the 18 yard box.
The goal happens to the be the fasted goal ever scored in history as of the time he scored the goal which had Manchester United‘s keeper David de Gea going the wrong path.
Cristiano Ronaldo had his second world cup goal which appeared to be an error from the Man United’s keeper, David de Gea. The goal came from a powerful shop from Ronaldo’s left foot and slipped off De Gea’s saving hands which headed straight to the net. The goal had Portugal ahead of the Spanish side before the equalizer came through from Chelsea’s former striker, Diego Costa.
The Spanish team had already taken the lead ahead of Portugal keeping them at a 2 – 3 win when Cristiano Ronaldo won himself a free kick just in front of the 18-yard box. he took the shot this time with His right foot having the wall reach for it though was unable to as De Gea had no choice to make but to look the ball drop into the net. This tied the knot between both teams keeping the Portuguese side in the game.
This was Ronaldo’s third goal for his National team and was another record for Him in the history of Fooball and the FIFA World Cup.
HISTORY [ RECORD ]
1 – “Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player in history to score in eight consecutive major tournaments (World Cup, European Championships, Copa America). Legend” – @OptaJoe ( twitter )
2 – “Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 51st career hat-trick (club and country), and his treble was also the 51st hat-trick scored in World Cup history. Symmetry” – @OptaJoe ( twitter )
3 – “Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick was the first that he has scored from a direct free-kick in a finals tournament, from what was his 45th attempt (World Cup & Euros combined). Moment” – @OptaJoe ( twitter )
The Spanish Team
The Spanish team appeared to have an edge over the Portuguese teams as it had almost of Spain’s bests brought together in the team. The Spain side had Barcelona and Real Madrid‘s stars combined as their full squad.
They had all the possession to themselves as though the Portuguese side kept the game on a steady play leaving them the ability to have a draw against the Spanish side.
After lots of attempt to have a goal to himself in the recently concluded UEFA Champions league Final against Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo can now say he has his goal revenge after His Hat-trick for Portugal against Spain which has kept his National team fro loosing and also earning them a point in their group.
Should we say it was a 3-3 draw for Portugal and Spain or we could just say it was a tie between Cristiano Ronaldo and the whole of Spanish team.
Congratulations to Ronaldo, we hope to see more of this as the world cup continues.