It was an exciting Group B encounter with two Fifa World Cup contenders.
The match certainly captured the imagination of the world and South Africa. Here's how SA football players, the fans and media reacted to the big game.
Ronaldo steals the show , Headlines and BallonD’Or yet again.— Amanda toki Dlamini (@Amanda_Dlamini9) June 15, 2018
Talk about leading from the front. The man was made for moments like these..!!! Sheer brilliance, a total work of Art and Perfection.
Told you about individual Brilliance.,!
You Got Served, Christiano Ronaldo
Listen #Por, the truth is that Cristiano Ronaldo was lucky for his first two goals thanks to @D_DeGea and his falling down skills, but that free-kick was pure magic! Reminded me of some David Beckham set piece moments. As for Spain the VAR forgave Diego Costa for his foul goal— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) June 16, 2018
This man!! pic.twitter.com/qQykeeFtt7— Aubrey Ngoma (@aubreyngoma11) June 15, 2018
Wow Amanda that's a calling Ronaldo did it— bongani (@thbmotsa) June 15, 2018
Portugal 🇵🇹— Tendai Ndoro (@Tendain07) June 15, 2018
"It's probably one of the most complete performances I've ever seen in a #WorldCup - maybe comparable to Maradona against England."— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) June 15, 2018
High praise for Cristiano Ronaldo from Gianfranco Zola pic.twitter.com/81YeVkpKrG
That Nacho goal has @IIKHUNE_32_16 written all over it. He kicked it exactly how mzansi's no1 does it!— Bang (@zwebedious) June 15, 2018