Iran's win over Morocco in the first match made this group a bit messier than expected.
The tournament continues to throw up surprising results. "The important thing is the Iran game".
Diego Costa scored a lucky goal in the 54th minute, getting a favourable bounce off a defender's leg.
However, Gerrard, who went up against Ronaldo many times in his career, still believes Messi is a better team player than the Los Blancos man.
Ronaldo's fourth goal in two games made him the top-scoring European in worldwide football as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in Moscow to dump Herve Renard's men out of the World Cup. Now, if Iran loses, then Spain and Portugal make it out without an issue.
But Portugal survived two Morocco penalty appeals and the north Africans created a number of chances, notably a Younes Belhanda header that was superbly kept out by Rui Patricio.
For that to happen, Spain and Portugal will have to win by the same scoreline in their final games with Portugal picking up one more yellow card than Fernando Hierro's side.
The victory in Kazan puts the 2010 winners on course for the last 16, but Iran had an equaliser disallowed for a narrow offside.
The runners-up of Group B, meanwhile, will face the team that finishes top of Group A. Kane happened to be in the right place at the right time for both goals, solidifying three points for England.
The 24-year-old was supporting her partner and father of her two children as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 to go top of Group B. He gives us confidence that we can win every match. But they need to be better, starting on Thursday.
A defeat against the Luka Modric-led Croatians in Nizhny Novgorod could see Argentina, unthinkably, flirting with a first group stage exit since 2002. Wins for France and Denmark mean both advance. 1-3 are a lot murkier in the standings, with the potential to get way murkier in the final matchday of the group.
Chitalu is widely regarded as Zambia's greatest ever player after netting 79 goals in 108 games for his country.