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Ronaldo, Kane, Cheryshev and the Goal Pressure Index Team of the Week

16:00 GMT+3 20/06/2018
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Portugal's leading man scored a hat-trick against Spain while England's captain came up trumps against the Tunisians in Volgograd

The 2018 World Cup is in full swing, with the first round of group stage matches providing all manner of shocks, goals and, unsurprisingly, plenty of outrage over VAR. 

But despite the chaos caused by a few men in a small office miles away from any of the action, many of football’s elite have grasped their opportunity to shine in front of the world, while some lesser known talents have been quick to make a name for themselves on football’s grandest stage.

Cristiano Ronaldo has never been one to shy away from the spotlight, and his inspirational performance during's Portugal 3-3 classic with Spain on Friday ensured that he would be on everyone's lips once again.

Ronaldo's hat-trick earned him a remarkable score of 99/100 on the Goal Pressure Index, presented by Sure and powered by Opta, with his place in the Pressure Index Team of the Week not up for debate.

Portugal's talisman is joined by Harry Kane, who came up trumps for the Three Lions in their opener against Tunisia on Monday.

England's captain had to endure some rough treatment from Tunisia's defenders. but he inevitably proved to be the difference with two close-range efforts, earning him a score of 93/100 as well as three precious points for his country.

Kane had to battle for his brace against the wily Tunisians, but Russia's Denis Cheryshev enjoyed a more pleasant run-out against the pitiful Saudi Arabia.

An early substitute for the injured Alan Dzagoev, the former Real Madrid attacker scored two stunning goals to help the hosts run out 5-0 winners and in turn garnered a score of 92/100.

Goal Pressure Index Team of the Week

This strikeforce is just 🔥🔥🔥 Unstoppable!

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Watch the video above to discover the full team.

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