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What Sergio Ramos was spotted doing before Cristiano Ronaldo took his penalty

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Cristiano Ronaldo was magnificent on Friday night during Portugal's thrilling 3-3 draw against Spain.

The 33-year-old Real Madrid forward - who had only netted three goals in his last three World Cups - scored a brilliant hat-trick past David De Gea.

“I’m happy – that was my best performance in a World Cup," said Ronaldo.

"I’m happy with the team too because we played well. I think the result was fair in the end.”

Ronaldo's free-kick equaliser in the 88th minute will live long in the memory for football fans all over the world.

The former Man United winger initially broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the fourth minute after being fouled by Nacho.

De Gea dived the wrong way for the penalty but interesting footage has since emerged showing how Sergio Ramos actually helped Ronaldo score.

What Ramos did

Ramos has played alongside Ronaldo in Madrid since 2009 - and the Spanish captain thought he could predict which way he would send his penalty.

He can be seen telling De Gea to dive to his right... but Ronaldo put it the other way.

Oh dear, Sergio.

In truth, Ronaldo's penalty was so good that De Gea probably wouldn't have saved it even if he went the right way.

Ramos sent a lovely tweet to his goalkeeper after he made a horrendous error for Ronaldo's second goal.

De Gea is expected to keep his place when Spain face Iran in their next outing.

Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva heaped praise on Ronaldo after his incredible Man of the Match performance.

“When he got into the dressing-room, we ­congratulated him," said the Man City winger, as per The Mirror. "I think he is used to it – it’s kind of nice.

"He’s been amazing now for more than 10 years. And I think he’s getting better and better with age. Some players are fading. But he’s not. He’s getting ­better and better.

Portugal v Spain: Group B - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

"It’s not difficult to play with him. You just give him the ball and he makes things happen.

“It’s obviously special to have someone like him alongside us – and when he’s playing like that, anything is possible.”

Portugal face Morocco in their next match on Wednesday before facing Iran in their final group game.

Can Ronaldo repeat his heroics from 2016 and lead his country to glory once again? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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