Portugal 1-0 Morocco

Portugal 1-0 Morocco

The Real Madrid star struck in the fourth minute in Moscow to surpass Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe's all-time leading scorer with 85 global goals.

Morocco was eliminated, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's only goal in the first-half which saw the Real Madrid ace overtake Ferenc Puskas as the record European global goalscorer.

Morocco, who had a real go at the Luzhniki Stadium but failed to convert their chances, are pointless having also lost 1-0 to Iran and can not progress to the second round.

Morocco, playing in its first World Cup in 20 years, linked play neatly through midfield but relied on set pieces for its clearest chances - a growing theme at this year's tournament.

"We misplaced a lot of passes, we lost confidence.it was inexplicable".

A further opening fell to Benatia, the Juventus defender neatly shifting the ball onto his left boot only to lash over the bar as Morocco's frustrations mounted.

Ronaldo's 85th global goal made him Europe's all-time leading worldwide goalscorer as he broke Hungary legend Ferens Puskas's 62-year-old record.

The goal woke Morocco out of their slumber and they quickly came to dominate the first half. Bernardo Silva made a decision to take a short corner with the help of Joao Moutinho, who crossed a teasing ball to the six-yard box.

Morocco coach Herve Renard said he was unhappy at what he felt was a foul by Pepe on Khalid Boutaib that opened the way for the goal.

Morocco's Nordin Amrabat has slammed the lack of use of VAR during his side's 1-0 defeat to Portugal.

The second-half was a carbon copy of the first.

Amrabat was furious at not being awarded a penalty after wrestling with Raphael Guerreiro and the entire squad erupted in outrage.

Morocco end their World Cup campaign against Spain on June 25, looking to sign out of Russian Federation with at least a goal to their name.

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