Ronaldo goal earns Portugal 1-0 victory over Morocco

Ronaldo goal earns Portugal 1-0 victory over Morocco

Darren Sullivan
June 22, 2018

Ronaldo scored the 85th goal of his Portugal career to become the leading European goalscorer of all time in global football in their 1-0 win over Morocco.

Spain would be first in the group if they beat Morocco and if Portugal fail to secure a win against Iran.

Portugal and Spain both now have four points, although Hierro's charges top the group courtesy of having received fewer yellow cards than their European counterparts.

He has now scored Portugal's last five World Cup goals, while his bullet header in the fourth minute was his 85th goal for his country, meaning he is now Europe's all-time leading male goalscorer.

Captain Mile Jedinak, who scored from the penalty spot against France, says improving on a disciplined performance and not obsessing over great Dane Christian Eriksen will be key against Denmark, who squeezed past Peru 1-0 in their opening match.

What happened overnight? The first teams were confirmed in the round of 16, with Uruguay notching a second consecutive 1-0 win, easing past Saudi Arabia, who remain goal-less and pointless after two outings.

In his second game of the World Cup, Ronaldo overtook Denis Cheryshev of Russian Federation, who has scored three goals so far.

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Iran remain on three points and can reach the knockout rounds for the first time with victory over Portugal.

Portugal were pinned back for extended spells as Morocco attacked in waves without causing any major scares, and they might have extended their lead when Ronaldo played Goncalo Guedes into the box but Munir stood tall and made a one-handed save.

Iran can still advance to the knockout stages after defeating Morocco last week.

Portugal will take on take on Iran and Morocco will face Spain on June 25 in Group B's fixtures. 'We knew how to suffer,' he said. In just two games, the Portuguese star has broken quite a few records and there seems to be no stopping this man from breaking more as the tournament progresses.

"I think they're both operating on a different planet to every footballer that's ever lived, probably besides your Peles and your Maradonas".

"God helped me to play well but unfortunately we couldn't score, the goal didn't count". "When we arrived, no one gave us a chance, but we still fight for our dreams".