Spain goalkeeper David De Gea looks to the ball when Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores his side's third goal during the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

AP PHOTOS: Hat trick, own goal highlight Day 2 of World Cup

June 15, 2018 - 4:35 pm
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MOSCOW (AP) — Day 2 of the World Cup started Friday with an unexciting match between Egypt and highly favored Uruguay, with Egyptian star Mohamed Salah on the bench with a shoulder injury. Egypt defended efficiently until defender Jose Gimenez headed a last-minute goal.

There was more drama late in the first match of Group B. An own-goal in the fifth minute of injury time gave Iran a 1-0 win over Morocco. Striker Aziz Bouhaddouz headed a ball past his own goalkeeper, leading to an explosion of joy on the Iran sideline.

The highlight of the day was a classic between Spain and Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat trick with an exquisite free kick in the 88th minute to give Portugal a 3-3 draw in the best match of the tournament so far.

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