Player Ratings from the cracking game between Spain and Portugal
This how players fared in the most exciting 2018 World Cup group game so far
Rui Patricio 6
He may have conceded three goals which he could do little about but seemed like a safe pair of hands for the rest of the game.
Cedric Soares 7
He was great as he surged forward and he was one of the few who could square off with Costa
Pepe - 6
He went down too easily for Costa’s 1 goal and looked a little rusty against an in-form striker.
Jose Fonte - 7
He did his bit as he could do little about the Spanish goals.
Raphael Guerrero 7
He put up as a solid performance but sometimes could not get the hang of Spanish passes
William Carvalho - 7
He was strong and powerful, did not lose possession easily and won the ball back several times.
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Joao Moutinho - 7
Very industrious and dependable for Portugal, and kept going as he legs could carry him.
Bruno Fernandes - 6
He could pass as the weak link for Portugal on the day as he was brought off in the second half whilst on a yellow.
Bernardo Silva - 6
He was quite on the average and did not seem like his normal explosive self
Goncalo Guedes - 6
He went through a number of counter attacking sequences but the end product was missing mostly
Cristiano Ronaldo - 10
Cool and calm under pressure for the penalty, lucky for his second, but stupendous for the third. Amazing performance from the reigning FIFA Men’s Best Player
De Gea -5
An absolute howler for his second goal conceeded and unsighted for his third goal conceded explains it all. Very bad night for arguably the best goalkeeper in the World
Nacho - 7
He enjoyed the best of both worlds in this game from the defender.
Villian to bring down Ronaldo for the penalty and a hero in putting in the best goal he will ever score to make up for it.
Gerard Pique - 7
Good in possession as ever, and with Ronaldo scoring from two set pieces and a goalkeeping error he will feel unlucky to concede three.
Sergio Ramos - 7
Some beautiful cross field balls and passing, looked fairly solid at the back especially against Guedes
Jordi Alba - 6
A quiet game by his standards, good in possession as expected but not as much of an attacking threat as usual.
Sergio Busquets - 7
Winning the ball back consistently, and spreading possession, Busquets remains calm and collected.
Koke - 7
The man behind the passing, never takes the headlines but kept Spanish midfield ticking
David Silva - 8
An impressive performance to link with Costa up front, and a constant danger for Portugal.
Isco - 9
A brilliant talent, controlling the passing and play all over the pitch. His skills and trickery frustrated Portugal.
Andres Iniesta - 7
Tired towards the end before being substituted, but showed glimpses of his passing that oozes class.
Diego Costa - 9
One of his best performances in a Spanish shirt, two goals and an overall good performance. He was Unlucky to be subbed.
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