Portugal 3-3 Spain: Ronaldo hat-trick, Costa brace in World Cup classic

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) celebrates his goal which made it (3,3) Russia World Cup match between Portugal vs Spanish at the Olympic Stadium of Sochi stadium in Sochi, Russia,…

It took only four minutes for Cristiano Ronaldo to open his goalscoring account at this year’s World Cup – from the penalty spot – during an enthralling affair as two European heavyweights went head-to-head in their maiden Group B clash.

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Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea: Costa sinks Gunners after Mertesacker’s costly dismissal

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea: Costa sinks Gunners after Mertesacker's costly dismissal

Arsenal missed the opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League – with Diego Costa netting the only goal of the game after Per Mertesacker’s costly dismissal in the first-half.

Arsenal, oh Arsenal. Arséne Wenger‘s side had the perfect opportunity to leapfrog their rivals back to the summit of the Premier League this evening – but instead, are left scratching their heads at what could’ve been.

Something that typifies their respective title charges of recent seasons, and how they’ve failed to sustain a proper challenge since last lifting the title itself, a decade ago.

Costa haunts Gunners once more

Diego Costa, who passed a late fitness test to start today, broke the deadlock with a well-taken strike at the near post in the 23rd minute, after intelligent movement allowed the Spaniard to weave past three Arsenal markers and fire home from Branislav Ivanovic‘s delivery in the area.

Chelsea players celebrate Costa’s opener | Image: Getty

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