Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Portugal v Morocco, Group B, 20 June 2018

Fernando Santos' side drew 1-1 with Spain in their first game Fernando Santos' side drew 1-1 with Spain in their first game
Sergio Cook | 21 June, 2018, 00:25

The Atlas Lions wasted numerous chances to level, and saw two first-half penalty claims rejected by referee Mark Geiger, with VAR not used, much to the dismay of coach Herve Renard.

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to shoulder Portugal in the World Cup, scoring his 85th global goal against Morocco that earned the three points and overtaking Hungarian legend Ference Puskas as the top European scorer for national teams.

Ronaldo equalled Puskas' record of 84 - scored in just 89 matches - with a thrilling hat-trick in Friday's absorbing 3-3 draw with pool rivals Spain.

Portugal inexplicably lost control of the game despite managing to beat Morocco 1-0 in the World Cup Group B match today and were lucky not to get themselves in more trouble, coach Fernando Santos said.

Only Iran's Ali Daei has more on 109.

Ronaldo's four goals top the individual scoring chart at this year's World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating his goal against Spain.

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Ronaldo scored the victor for Portugal against Morocco.

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo sticks his tongue out during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 20, 2018.

Benatia had been booked before half-time but took a massive risk with his decision to touch Pepe on the shoulder in injury time of Portugal's 1-0 victory over Morocco in their World Cup group clash. And should Santos elevate Silva to the starting XI, the AC Milan forward knows he will be privileged to link up with one of the game's greats. "We will try to come first in the group".

The former Real Madrid man, who is no stranger to controversy, went down rather easily following a pat on the back from opposition defender Mehdi Benatia.

The Moroccan team, however, was not lucky enough to score against the Portuguese squad after Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in the 4th minute of the match.

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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