Cristiano Ronaldo has described Portugal’s 3-3 draw in opposition to Spain in Group B 2018 World Cup game wherein he netted a hat-trick as his best ever World Cup Performance.
Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal from the penalty spot after he was fouled inside the box by his Real Madrid teammate Nacho.
Couple of minutes to the end of the first half he put Portugal 2-1 up as his left foot strike slipped through David De Gea’ s hands and ended in the back of the net.
And with two minutes left in the sport, he completed his hat-trick as he curled in an outstanding free-kick over the Spanish defensive wall to force an opening day draw for Portugal.
His hat-trick against Spain was his 51st of his career and as well as the 51st of the FIFA World Cup.
Reflecting on the draw, the reigning FIFA Player of the Yr says it was a good outcome for both teams.
“I’m completely happy – that was my finest performance in a World Cup. I’m proud of the team too because we played well. I believe the outcome was fair in the long run.”
Ronaldo will hope to add to his tally when Portugal take on Morocco on Wednesday.