Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

Portugal urged by Fernando Santos to hit ‘Euro 2016 levels’ against Morocco In-form Ronaldo looms for Morocco, Spain face Iran
| 21 June, 2018, 00:27

Morocco became the first team to crash out of the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup after they lost 1-0 to Portugal in Group B on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid striker headed in Joao Moutinho's long cross just four minutes in to score what turned out to be the only goal of the match.

The Real Madrid star struck in the fourth minute in Moscow to surpass Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe's all-time leading scorer with 85 worldwide goals.

Ronaldo celebrated his goal by pointing at his chest during a trademark run and soaring leap toward the corner flag at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to become the second-highest goalscorer in men's worldwide soccer and, in the process, earn Portugal a nervy 1-0 win over Morocco.

Morocco coach Herve Renard is expecting Portugal to give his side a tougher game than they had against Iran.

Ronaldo had opportunities to double this team's lead, but in the 50th minute he surprisingly shot high and wild when he had oodles of time to compose himself and his two freekicks were thumped straight into Morocco's wall.


And he claims there is no reason why the 33-year-old could not play at the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

But it is another former Bayern Munich forward, Iran's Ali Daei, whom Ronaldo will need to overhaul as the all-time top scorer in the history of global football.

Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat.

It was far from a convincing Portuguese display and Santos admitted nerves played a factor, insisting they can not overlook Iran in their final group game on June 25.

"It is not just about Cristiano Ronaldo", Santos said.

Another alternative to watch Morocco vs Portugal is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial. For Portugal, a win today puts them in a good shape for qualification to the next round whilst Morocco must win today in order not to suffer the same fate as Egypt who virtually got kicked out yesterday.

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