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.