90+5min: FULL TIME. Too bad this has to end. What a match!

90+2min: Quaresma dances, jinks, fakes, shoots … blocked! That could’ve been amazing.

90min: Four minutes added on.

88min: BUT! There’s Cristiano. A free kick. A third goal. WOW.

85min: Spain back to seeing the game out in their usual professional way. Lucas Vazquez replaces the excellent David Silva.

79min: De Gea bailed out from his bad decision to come out by a Quaresma handball. Andre Silva meanwhile replaces the fairly poor Goncalo Guedes for Portugal’s final change.

77min: Diego’s day is over after an hour and fifteen of goals, tackles, harassment, and all the usual thing a motivated Diego Costa is known for. Great game for the former Chelsea striker. Aspas replaces him.

71min: Costa misses a great chance for his hat-trick, slicing his shot after another excellent combination between Thiago, Silva, and Jordi Alba finds Costa crashing the box.
69min: Old man Quaresma next on the scene for young man Bernardo Silva. Spain respond with more control, young man Thiago replaces old man Iniesta.

68min: Portugal attempt to change the flow, bring on Joao Mario for Bruno Fernandes.

65min: Spain now in full control.

58min: Barely four minutes later, Nacho scores a ridiculous half-volley and Spain lead for the first time!

54min: Moutinho gives away a lazy free kick in the center of the pitch. Spain work a lovely combination from it and Costa gets his second with an easy tap-in!

52min: Spain with all the possession. No real danger.

49min: Bruno Fernandes with the first shot of the second half. Harmlessly wide from range.

46min: Second half underway after a breathless first. No changes, Portugal lead 2-1 on a Cristiano Ronaldo brace.

44min: David De Gea oopsie. Don’t see that very often. Cristiano Ronaldo gets his second.

40min: Midfield blows traded, with Spain controlling possession and Portugal looking to counter, as per plan A for both teams.


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