Wednesday afternoon saw Portugal take on Morroco in match day two of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium.

The North Africans came to the match trying to bounce back after a humiliating defeat to Iran in their opening game with an own goal.

Portugal on the other hand looked the strong side from last week with an in form Ronaldo ready to get the goals rolling in.

It was a pretty straight forward match reminiscent to those displayed in the last six days of group stage qualification.

Portugal had sealed the game early as Ronaldo managed to get a header in the 4th opening minute of the match.

He not only put Portugal into the lead but also broke another record in European Football.

Scoring his 85th goal for the Portuguese national team, Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe’s top scorer in international competition.

Even if his team do not manage to win the World Cup, this is surely a great achievement for the Real Madrid man.

After the opening goal, it seemed to be a back and forth from both sides as Morocco early on in the game and previous fixture showed great chemistry on the ball.

One of their biggest disadvantages so far in this tournament is not being able to deliver in the great play they have shown on the field.

Their passing had great fluidity and the pace on the ball charging forward posed serious threat to the Portuguese.

It was just the same type of gameplay they had throughout the Iran game.

So this leaves people confused when they realise Morocco are yet to score a goal in this competition.

They have the proven talent with players such as Mehdi Benatia and Nourdin Amrabat but fall inches away from getting the ball behind the net.

Many expected Portugal to perform like they did against their draw with Spain.

However, there was a dip in the quality of play compared to that of the 3-3 fixture.

Portugal look certain to go through to the next round while Morocco are certainly out of the World Cup.


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