Portugal v Spain, 15 June 2018

Score3-3
RefereeGianluca Rocchi
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group B
VenueFisht Stadium, Sochi
Attendance43,866
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Portugal v Spain was Match 4 of the FIFA World Cup 2018. The refereeing team: Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy) Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy) Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (Italy) Fourth Official: Ryuji Sato (Japan) Reserve AR: Toru Sagara (Japan) VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (Italy) This game took place two days after the sensational sacking of Spain manager Julen Lopetegui. He had been announced a day earlier as Real Madrid’s new manager without notifying the Spanish football federation (RFEF). He was replaced by Spain’s sporting director and former captain, Fernando Hierro. Portugal had now lost only one of their last ten World Cup group games (4-0 versus Germany in 2014). This was Spain’s first draw in their last 15 games at the World Cup finals (won ten). Cristiano Ronaldo’s 51st career hat-trick for club and country was also the 51st hat-trick scored in the World Cup finals. At 33 years and 130 days, Cristiano Ronaldo became the oldest player to score a hat-trick at the World Cup finals. The previous record holder was Netherlands' Rob Rensenbrink versus Iran in June 1978 (30 years and 335 days). Cristiano Ronaldo became the third player to score a hat-trick for Portugal at the World Cup finals (also Eusébio versus Korea DPR in 1966 and Pauleta versus Poland in 2002). Igor Belanov (USSR in a 4-3 defeat by Belgium in 1986) was the last player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup finals game when his team failed to win. The last player to score a hat-trick against Spain in any international game was Northern Ireland’s David Healy in a Euro 2008 qualifier at Belfast in September 2006. Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in eight consecutive major international tournaments.

3  Portugal

Manager: Fernando Santos

3  Spain

Manager: Fernando Hierro

Goals:

Cristiano Ronaldo penalty 4 P
Cristiano Ronaldo 44 G
Cristiano Ronaldo 88 G

Goals:

Diego Costa 24 G
Diego Costa 55 G
Nacho 58 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender José Fonte
Defender/Centre back Pepe
Midfielder Bernardo Silva
Midfielder Bruno Fernandes
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder William Carvalho
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Nacho
Defender Gerard Piqué
Defender Sergio Ramos (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Jordi Alba
Midfielder Sergio Busquets
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Andres Iniesta
Midfielder Koke
Midfielder/Forward Isco
Forward Diego Costa

Substitutions:

João Mário for Bruno Fernandes 68
Ricardo Quaresma for Bernardo Silva 69
André Silva for Gonçalo Guedes 80

Substitutions:

Thiago Alcántara for Andres Iniesta 70
Iago Aspas for Diego Costa 77
Lucas Vázquez for David Silva 86

Cards:

Bruno Fernandes 28 Y

Cards:

Sergio Ramos 17 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Beto
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes
Defender Bruno Alves
Defender Mário Rui
Defender Rúben Dias
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Pereira
Midfielder Adrien Silva
Midfielder Manuel Fernandes
Midfielder João Mário
Midfielder/Forward Ricardo Quaresma
Forward André Silva

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina
Defender Dani Carvajal
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Odriozola
Defender/Midfielder Saúl Ñiguez
Midfielder Marco Asensio
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder Lucas Vázquez
Forward Iago Aspas