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World Cup Day 2 highlights: Ronaldo’s hat trick and last-gasp goals

Here is everything you need to know to enjoy Friday at the World Cup.

Portugal v Spain: Group B - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images


Cristiano Ronaldo made quite the impression during the first full day of action at the 2018 World Cup The exquisitely coifed and bronzed goal-scorer netted a hat trick against Spain to secure a 3-3 draw for Portugal.

The end-to-end day of action kicked off with a group stage matchup between Egypt and Uruguay that was billed as a clash between two of the most dynamic attackers in the world: Mo Salah and Luis Suarez. Alas, Salah remained on the bench and Suarez made the least of some scoring opportunities before teammate Jose Gimenez bailed him out with a last-gasp winner. After that, Iran got a late winner itself by way of a heartbreaking Morocco own goal.

The trio of games concludes with as high-profile a clash as we’re going to see in the group stage: Spain vs. Portugal. To conclude what may very well be the match of the tournament, Ronaldo netted a late equalizer on a free kick.

Watch all the World Cup goals from Day 2

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Ronaldo scored a hat trick for Portugal

Diego Costa scored a brace for Spain!

But Nacho scored a screamer of a goal you should see too!

A Morocco own goal wins it for Iran!

Iran stole a win when Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz scored a heartbreaking own goal in stoppage time.

Uruguay got a last-gasp winner to top Egpyt!

We’re still waiting for Mo Salah’s magic...

  • Salah, who suffered a shoulder injury while playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final, spent Egypt’s opening game on the bench. Egypt coach Héctor Cúper had previously said “I can almost assure you 100 percent he will play,” but the star was held out against Uruguay.

To understand why this was such a bummer, let’s get caught up on the rise of the “Egyptian King.”

Luis Suarez had a rough game but not THAT rough.

  • In Uruguay’s opener against Egypt, Suarez squandered some chances, but avoided disaster or disgrace.

You may remember Luis Suarez from such World Cup scandals as Wait, did that dude just bite that other guy? and Oh, that’s def a red card but also kinda smart. Of course, you could also know the Uruguay star as an integral attacker at Barcelona, where he has recorded 152 goals and 84 assists in 198 appearances.

Italy v Uruguay: Group D - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy react after a clash during the 2014 World Cup.
Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

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