Ronaldo hat-trick steals show as Portugal and Spain draw classic

GETTYCristiano Ronaldo transfer news Real Madrid could opt to sell their star man

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Puyol, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, believes they still have a chance to do so again despite Lopetegui's dismissal.

Ronaldo has now scored in eight consecutive major tournaments, going back to Euro 2004.

Spain defender Gerard Pique has implicitly accused Cristiano Ronaldo of flopping to win the free kick that has the entire sports world buzzing.

His focus is fully on the World Cup, with Portugal's next match against Morocco in Moscow next Wednesday. Ronaldo is reportedly unhappy with his club for several reasons, and its lack of action on his tax evasion accusations is just one.

Overall, Ronaldo has now scored 84 worldwide goals in 151 appearances. "We respect all our opponents and with a good team like Spain, even more so".

Bullish Diego Costa twice cancelled a Christiano Ronaldo brace before Nacho powered the Spanish in the lead with a volley of breathtaking genius.

Ronaldo had scored just three times in 13 appearances in World Cup finals - but the Real Madrid superstar matched that during an incredible 90 minutes.

The former U.S.A worldwide scored five World Cup goals in his career.

"The best player on the pitch was obviously Ronaldo, he allowed us to draw and he was very important during the game", one fan remarked.

Ronaldo's hat trick was the third for Portugal at a World Cup but first since 2002, and he tried to deflect most of the credit to his teammates.

"We have a very clear goal in mind, we've worked for two solid weeks before the competition".

Spain thought they had won the game but Portugal had other ideas as Ronaldo provided the ideal end to another extraordinary night in his career.

Not only was it was billed to be the tie of the day, it was also touted as the match-up of the group stages.

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