In the FIFA World Cup, Portugal opened the account of Captain Cristiano Ronaldo with the help of the goal of defeating Morocco 1-0. After this defeat at the Luzhniki Stadium, Morocco’s team is out of knockout. He had to face defeat in Iran in the first match played in Group B.
Along with this, Ronaldo has become the most successful European player at the international level. He has scored 85 goals in total. Not only that, he is the second Portuguese player to score four or more goals in the World Cup. In 1966, Eusebio scored nine goals. Ronaldo scored three goals against Spain. He had a match-winning 3-3 draw.
Morocco’s defense is weak
Morocco’s defense against Morocco was very weak. Ronaldo got another chance in the eighth minute, but his shot passed very close to the goal post. Morocco, who struggled against Ronaldo’s team, got the opportunity to score a corner in the 10th minute, but Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Petrico saved it in a great way.
Morocco’s defense from the left was not able to bear the Portugal attack. That’s why many of his efforts were failing. In 10 minutes he got the chance to score a goal with the corner three times and the team failed three times.
Portugal, who gained the lead with the first goal, was losing its goal somewhere. Although, in the 30th minute Ronaldo scored a goal in the freakic Morocco failed it. The Moroccan team failed to score goals in the first half and Portugal continued to lead the 1-0 lead at the close of the first half.
No goal in the second half
After the start of the second half, in two minutes at one time, two shots fired for Morocco’s goal was canceled by Portuguese goalkeeper Petrico, while serving it in a fine manner. Morocco captain Mahdi Bennetia and midfielder Nouradine Amrebat were trying their best, but they were not getting help from the attacking team.
Morocco got two opportunities to score a goal in the 78th and 79th minutes with a free kick. On the first occasion, Captain Benatiya’s header went out of the round post, while another attempt failed.
Morocco’s attack continued on the defense of Portugal, but its every attempt was failing. In the extra time of the match, after the end of the match, in the 93rd minute, Captain Benatiya had the opportunity to make the goal, but he failed in that, and for this reason,
Morocco finally lost 0-1 to Portugal.
Morocco, who are out of the World Cup, have to play against their last group match against Spain. Portugal has achieved three points from this match, but its entry in the final-16 round will be determined by the final match against Iran.