Hat-trick hero Ronaldo 2-1 for Golden Boot joy

Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the World Cup with a hat-trick in Sochi to earn Portugal a thrilling 3-3 draw against Spain.

Ronaldo was slashed to 2-1 favourite to finish the tournament as the top goalscorer and his late equaliser, a sensational free kick, could be crucial in the battle to finish top of Group B. That strike is 7-1 with Betway to be named as the goal of the tournament.

Spain had looked as if they would win the Iberian derby, fighting back from Ronaldo's early penalty to level through Diego Costa only for the Real Madrid superstar to put Portugal back in front courtesy of an horrendous error from David de Gea.

Costa levelled matters again before a thunderbolt from Nacho appeared to have secured Spain maximum points until Ronaldo's heroics.

Spain are 8-11 to win the group with Portugal 13-8 and they are 1-10 and 1-5 respectively in the qualification market.

Bookmakers were relatively impressed with Spain, cutting them to 11-2 to win the World Cup, and Costa is 8-1 to be the top goalscorer. Portugal are 22-1 to add the World Cup to their European crown.

Match in Focus

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PSV Eindhoven v Tottenham

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  • PSV have not won any of their last ten matches in the Champions League proper
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PSV Eindhoven have won every match in this season's Eredivisie but were soundly beaten by both Inter and Barcelona in the Champions League. This is must-win for Tottenham after their defeats to the same opponents and a high-scoring game is expected with a draw no good to either side.

 

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