Top 5 man of the match performance from Russia 2018
1.Cristiano Ronaldo vs Spain
His hat-trick against Spain earned him plenty of praise among football pundits.He single handedly earned his team a point from a game the spainish created lots of chances but failed to convert.
His stunning freekick in the closing stage of the match set the football world and social media on fire.
2.Luka modric vs Argentina
The Croatian captain made sure Argentina left with nothing from the game leaving them on brink of elimination.His master class in midfield was exceptional,rounding up his performance with a stunning strike to put the game to bed.
3.Ahmed Musa vs Iceland
After an underwhelming first half which the Nigerian team failed to register a single shot on target,the game sprang to life in the second half.
The Nigerian team improved in the returning half, creating many chances through the attacking flair of the trio of Ahmed Musa,kelechi iheanacho and Victor Moses.their effort was rewarded with two stunning goals from Ahmed Musa which ensured they went away with all three points.
4.Harry Kane vs Panama
the most reliable player in the English national team,always stepping up when his team need him.After ensuring his team bagged all three points with a brace against Tunisia,Harry Kane continued to impress with a Hat-trick in England’s 6-1 victory over world cup debutants Panama.He leads the scoring chart with five goals in 2 games, Eclipsing the likes of Lukaku and Ronaldo who are joint second with four goals a piece.
5. Xherdan Shaqiri vs Serbia
He has always shown flashes of his brilliance at Stoke city,but this time he took his performance to the next level.
Trailing by a lone goal in the first half,Switzerland started the second half in superb fashion,drawing level through Granit Xhaka .
With few minutes to spare Shaqiri ran through the opposition defence after a swift counter attack to slot in the winning goal for his country.