What a start, gentlemen! What a game! The European football season officially kicked off yesterday with a new edition of El Derbi Madrileño between Real and Atlètico. The Colchoneros stunned their more famous city rivals and incumbent Champions League title holders, prevailing 4-2 after extra time to capture the UEFA Super Cup 2018.
If your only strategy is defending to death, it is probable that sooner or later you will end up conceding at least one goal. Especially if your opponent is Spain, and their striker is Diego Costa. This is what happened to Iran tonight, whose coach Carlos Queiroz prepared the game with the one and only idea of keeping the Spanish away from the Asian goal.
The first round of games in World Cup 2018 showed that the traditional powerhouses’ domination is being threatened by multiple outsiders. On that note, such victories as the one of Japan, Mexico, or Iceland’s draw are pure joy to those like us who love football in its pure expression. So bear with us as we take you through our very personal Top 11 Team of this first round.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Spain set the World Cup on fire last night as they staged a spectacular 3-3 tie in the opening match of Pool B. CR7 brought Portugal ahead twice, but in both cases Diego Costa made it even, before Nacho could give Spain the lead. It took a free kick by Real Madrid’s star to equalise again, and wrap up an unforgettable match in Sochi.