Spain and Portugal sneak through Group B

Spain and Portugal have reached the last 16 of the World Cup but only after a final Group B night of high drama on which they drew with opponents Morocco and Portugal.

Spain are 9-2 favourites for global glory after they secured top spot in the section, on goals scored, and a first knockout-round clash with hosts Russia but they twice fell behind to the Atlas Lions in Kaliningrad. La Roja had been 4-11 to prevail with the draw at 4-1.

Portugal, 4-6 before kick-off to beat Iran, were held 1-1 in Saransk after conceding a last-minute penalty following a VAR referral of a handball by Cedric Soares. Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier had a penalty saved. 

The European champions are 25-1 to become World Cup kings, the same price as their next opponents Uruguay.

Match in Focus

19:30 Fr 19Oct BT1

E Frankfurt v F Dusseldorf

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Both teams have scored in each of Frankfurt’s last eight matches
Expert verdict
These are worrying times for Fortuna Dusseldorf, who find themselves joint-last even though six of the opponents they have faced are in the Bundesliga’s bottom half. Eintracht Frankfurt, in contrast, are going well and their last two home matches resulted in 4-1 wins against Hannover and Lazio.

 

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