Day two of the World Cup is in the books. Here’s what you might’ve missed.
Results of the Day
Egypt 0, Uruguay 1: Jose Gimenez (Uruguay), 89
Morocco 0, Iran 1: Aziz Bouhaddouz (Morocco-OG), 90+
Portugal 3, Spain 3: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), 4, 44, 88, Diego Costa (Spain), 24, 55, Nacho (Spain), 58
Moment of the Day
The day’s best performance came from Ronaldo, who scored a hat trick in his country’s opener. Ronaldo has been competing against Lionel Messi over the title of World’s Best Soccer Player. If he leads Portugal to a World Cup championship then he might surpass the Argentinian.
Tweet of the Day
Landon Donovan isn’t Ronaldo or Messi but he can chime in with some good commentary. Such was the case on Friday.
Two hours ago, I had more career World Cup goals than Ronaldo, clearly making me the better player. Then he scored a hat trick ♂️ ♂️— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) June 15, 2018
Headline of the Day
Never Leave the Stadium Early
If you ask me, soccer is best when it’s dramatic. The first two games only produced one goal each but the drama made it worth it. Gimenez gave Uruguay a crucial three points by scoring in the 89th minute. Later, Iran happily accepted an own goal in stoppage time. Spain scored two unanswered goals to put themselves ahead but Ronaldo leveled the scoring in the 88th minute. Sometimes you want to beat the traffic by leaving early but today’s games proved it’s probably not worth it.
What it all Means
The World Cup is just heating up.
Day one was fine, as host nation Russia made easy worth of Saudi Arabia. The match wasn’t overly exciting, which is a bit of a shame considering the rarity of the World Cup. Day two brought us what we wanted, especially the Portugal-Spain game. We’re all sad that the USMNT isn’t in Russia (we promise not to mention this too much), but we should be happy that we’re watching some of the best players in the world play the beautiful game.