Portugal 1-0 Morocco – Ronaldo scores 85th goal for Portugal

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  • Portugal 1-0 Morocco : Wed June 20: Portugal v Morocco (Group B) – Moscow (Luzhniki), 1pm

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks European record.Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to second on the all-time top scorers list in international football

Player Ratings

Portugal: Patricio (8), Cedric (6), Pepe (6), Fonte (7), Guerreiro (5), Silva (6), Carvalho (6), Moutinho (6), Joao Mario (6), Ronaldo, (8) Guedes (6)

Subs: Fernandes (6), Gelson (6)

Morocco: Mohamedi (6), Dirar (6), Da Costa (5), Benatia (4), Hakimi (6), El Ahmadi (6), Boussoufa (7), Belhanda (7), Amrabat (8), Boutaib,(6), Ziyech (7)

Subs: El Kaabi (6), Carcela (6), Fajr (6)

Man of the match: Cristiano Ronaldo

Man of the match: Cristiano Ronaldo

What’s next?

Portugal require just a point against Iran on Monday to guarantee their spot in the next round while Morocco take on Spain.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo proved the difference for Portugal as his early header condemned Morocco to a 1-0 defeat in Group B at the World Cup.

 

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Team news

All 23 players took part in Portugal’s final training session ahead of their clash at the Luzhniki Stadium. Andre Silva is expected to take the place of Goncalo Guedes up front, while Joao Mario could be in line to start.

Morocco boss Renard is expected to name an unchanged side to the one that faced Iran on Friday.