Ronaldo hat-trick steals the show as Portugal and Spain draw classic

Ronaldo hat-trick steals the show as Portugal and Spain draw classic

Under the deal, Ronaldo would get a two-year jail sentence, but is unlikely to go to prison as Spanish law states a sentence of less than two years for a first offence can be served on probation.

The former Manchester United player, who is at the World Cup on the back of a third straight Champions League title with Real, appeared in court last July at Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy Madrid suburb, to answer four counts of tax evasion. Getting a rivalry game of this importance so early in the World Cup is a nice treat for soccer fans.

But the man many consider to be the world's best, delivered yet again when his country needed him most, firing home an exquisite free-kick to complete his hat-trick and earn Portugal a share of the points.

Ronaldo is now with Portugal at the World Cup where they face fellow Iberian side Spain as well as Morocco and Iran in the Group Stage.

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A hat trick occurs when a player scores three goals in a match. "I think football teaches us lessons when we are in hard situations, and I think this is an opportunity for us to grow", he said. We will see a match for all sports lovers.

The goal that won it for them was just the second injury-time own-goal in World Cup history. He only scored one goal at each of the last three World Cups, but he doubled his finals tally in one humid night on Russia's Black Sea coast.

"I hope he manages to keep it up", said his Portugal teammate Bernardo Silva.

Carlos Sanchez took a free kick and sent a cross toward the goal and Gimenez tallied on a header to give Uruguay its first win in a World Cup opener since 1960.

The timing of this leaked agreement is also interesting - Ronaldo and Portugal are scheduled to face Spain on Friday, just a few hours after the agreement was made public.

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