Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Ronaldo goal earns Portugal 1-0 victory over Morocco

Ronaldo goal earns Portugal 1-0 victory over Morocco

Morocco and Portugal have met just once prior to Wednesday's clash, with the African giants beating their opposition 3-1 in the group stage at the 1986 World Cup.

Portugal star's 85th goal includes five hat-tricks, 14 braces, 38 goals in separate matches and one match where he scored four goals in a single match.

A Cristiano Ronaldo header was the difference between the two sides at halftime, Ronaldo met a corner with a courageous diving header to put Portugal ahead early in the half.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored Portugal's game-winning goal against Morocco.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Ronaldo scored three goals as Portugal forced Spain to a 3-3 draw in Group B opener at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

Before the game, Pepe was speaking about Portugal's hero and said they're "lucky" to have him.

Portugal will edge closer to the knockouts should they beat Morocco in their second Group B game in Moscow.

Morocco, playing in its first World Cup in 20 years, linked play neatly through midfield but relied on set-pieces for its clearest chances - a growing theme at this year's tournament. FIFA World Cup 2018 in India will take place in Russian Federation, this year and you'll be able to watch the live matches in India.

The victory has moved Portugal onto four points in Group B, while Morocco have been eliminated from the competition with their second defeat in Russian Federation. He also missed - for him - an open goal that would have sealed the match early, saving Portugal the late game jitters of the Moroccan onslaught.

As for Morocco, they are facing the grim prospect of being eliminated after just their second group game should result fail to go their way by the end of the day.

Daei scored 109 goals for Iran in a 13-year worldwide career between 1993 and 2006.

Central defender Medhi Benatia looked impressive against Iran, and the experience of the Juventus man is going to be crucial if Morocco is to get their World Cup back on track.

World Cup - Follow the Football match between Portugal and Morocco live with Eurosport.

Renard's team continued to dominate the possession as the match entered its final 15 minutes, but Portugal were remaining strong at the back as they closed on their first win of the tournament.

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