13 things we loved on day two: Ronaldo, Nacho, Rashford, De Bruyne & more

Quick Reads

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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.

Clovis Fernandes

A heart-warming story.

Kevin De Bruyne

The Manchester City man put in this massive tackle on Adnan Januzaj in Belgium training.


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.

Vahid Amiri

We’ve watched this umpteen times and still don’t really know what’s going on.

Cristiano Ronaldo

This look at Real team-mate Nacho, after he conceded a penalty to the Portugal captain, is incredible.

Marcus Rashford

Rashford returned to training after a few days away gave England fans a bit of a scare. Bring it home, Marcus.

Amr Warda

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.


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.

Agony and ecstasy

This clip just highlights the contrasting emotions of a last minute winner.

Edinson Cavani

A great move, a great strike, a great save. Lovely. Well done to all of football.

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