Cristiano Ronaldo used Portugal World Cup opener against Spain to confirm he’s the GOAT. It took just over three minutes for Portugal’s captain to make his mark on the game in Sochi, drawing Nacho into a foul in the area and converting the penalty with precision and focus thus becoming the fourth player to score in four World Cups.
Diego Costa equalized soon but CR7 struck a second time as David de Gea fumbled into the net a left-foot shot from the Real Madrid starman.
Costa scored again to make it 2-2 before Nacho scored one of the goals of the tournament contender to put Spain 3-2 up.
Spain looked to have successfully overcome its dramatic coaching change on the eve of the tournament but Ronaldo curled a late shot from about 25 meters (yards) over the wall. The ball went into the top corner as Spain goalkeeper David de Gea watched.
The Spanish federation fired coach Julen Lopetegui for accepting a job with Real Madrid without letting it know in advance. Hierro, a former player acting as Spain’s sporting director, replaced Lopetegui and was on the bench despite no significant previous coaching experience.
The pressure is now on Argentine talisman and five times World player of the year Lionel Messi to respond on Saturday as the argument on who is the greatest among these two continues and will be so till they hang their boots.
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