Late heroics and a familiar hero – Day Two review

“Ronaldo isn’t even a free kick specialist, people just think he is because the ones that go in look really good. This one’s going into the wall…” is what I said to my father-in-law in the 88th minute of this evening’s match. I used to think I knew a thing or two about football.

If there’s a better game at this tournament than the six-goal thriller between the two European giants in Sochi this evening, we are set to be spoilt this summer. Late heartbreak for the African representatives looked to be the headline of the day but Cristiano Ronaldo’s own last gasp heroics ensured the limelight was back where it belongs.

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