The Portuguese super star has started this World Cup with a mission and his bullet header sealed the fate of the Moroccans who will be leaving the World Cup after their match against the Spanish.
Cristiano Ronaldo was again the talisman for his Portugal side as his 85th international goal solidified the European country’s chances of group-phase progression and consigned Morocco to the exit doors of the World Cup when both countries met at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, capital of Russia, on Wednesday.
It took just four minutes of game time for Cristiano Ronaldo to get his fourth goal of the 2018 World Cup, evading the tussle of three Moroccan defenders to nod home Joao Moutinho’s corner kick.
Morocco stepped out of their shell from then on, creating chance upon chance over the next 86 minutes, but they were denied by a combination of poor marksmanship, brilliant goalkeeping by Rui Patricio and last-ditch defending by the Portuguese defense as they didn’t look convincing when clearing their lines up.
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