13 things we loved on day two: Ronaldo, Nacho, Rashford, De Bruyne & more
The second day at the 2018 World Cup produced one of the most stunning matches in the competition’s history, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw between Spain and Portugal.
Ronaldo hit a stunning late free-kick to earn a draw for his side in a thrilling encounter, with Real Madrid team-mate Nacho also scoring a fantastic goal.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to see from day two in Russia, also featuring Kevin De Bruyne, Marcus Rashford and chickens.
We don’t necessarily want this to be a love in for that bloody brilliant game on Friday night, but let’s not ignore the bloody brilliance on show. We’ll start with that belting free-kick from the man in form.
A heart-warming story.
🇧🇷 Clovis Fernandes followed Brazil for 7 consecutive World Cups from 1990 to 2014, but passed away from cancer in 2015 😢
🇷🇺 His 2 sons Frank and Gostavo, are at the 2018 #WorldCup to continue his legacy.
❤ The Beautiful Game ⚽ pic.twitter.com/qeij1n3OO6
— SPORF (@Sporf) June 15, 2018
Kevin De Bruyne
The Manchester City man put in this massive tackle on Adnan Januzaj in Belgium training.
💯 Kevin De Bruyne with a HUGE tackle on Januzaj in Belgium's training…
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) June 15, 2018
The cleanest strike you’ve ever seen?
Frank Lampard & Jermaine Jenas
The two former England midfielders were made to eat Russian food. Jermaine cannot hack it.
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) June 15, 2018
We’ve watched this umpteen times and still don’t really know what’s going on.
Watching Iran take throw ins is my new favourite hobby pic.twitter.com/K4iLJHQCmX
— Archie (@archiemcevaddy_) June 15, 2018
This look at Real team-mate Nacho, after he conceded a penalty to the Portugal captain, is incredible.
— Okafor Uchenna 🇳🇬 (@Uchekush_) June 15, 2018
Rashford returned to training after a few days away gave England fans a bit of a scare. Bring it home, Marcus.
In good spirits ✨ pic.twitter.com/ECr5tuOsHN
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 15, 2018
Don’t embarrass yourself by trying something you can’t do at a World Cup when everyone is watching.
This is footage of a school in Uruguay, after Jose Gimenez’s late winner against Egypt. Just brilliant.
Every school in Uruguay are cancelling classes to watch the national team in the World Cup.
Here's footage from one school in Montevideo when Giménez scored the last minute winner today. pic.twitter.com/8Jd7uHWlzz
— Caño Football (@CanoFootball) June 15, 2018
Nigerian supporters have unfortunately been banned from taking their lucky charms into the stadia at the World Cup.
Their lucky charm? Live chickens painted green and white.
— Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) June 14, 2018
Agony and ecstasy
This clip just highlights the contrasting emotions of a last minute winner.
A great move, a great strike, a great save. Lovely. Well done to all of football.