VIDEO: Magical missile from Nacho gives Spain its first lead

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It’s a goal befitting of the stage and the players.

Nacho Fernandez gave Spain its first lead of the World Cup with a nasty bit of skill, power, and dare-we-say grace with this 58th minute opener against Portugal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo had twice given Portugal leads, both answered by Diego Costa, when a — wait for it — mishit pass from Andres Iniesta saw the ball bounce into the path of Real Madrid’s defender.

Nacho didn’t think twice before belting it off both pipes for the lead in an early contender for goal of the tournament (although Russia-Saudi Arabia had some beauties).