Cristiano Ronaldo creates history with 4th goal at World Cup 2018

Calvin Saunders
June 21, 2018

His Portuguese side went onto win the game by a goal to nil thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's early header from a corner kick.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal in two World Cup matches as Portugal won 1-0 against a Morocco side that created plenty of chances but were eliminated from the tournament.

Ronaldo, with his fourth goal of the tournament, is now the most prolific European goal scorer at global level.

Portugal now has four points and leads Group B ahead of the late match between Iran and Spain.

Portugal threatened only sporadically, although they might have had a second when Ronaldo sent Goncalo Guedes through on goal, but his shot was saved by Munir.

Five-time world player of the year Ronaldo bagged a sublime treble to salvage a 3-3 draw against Spain in Sochi in Russian Federation 2018's stand-out match so far, the 51st of his glittering career. "Nothing is done in this group so we will have to be strong and determined".

Morocco altered their tactics from their 1-0 loss to Iran, deploying a back four to try and counter the threat of Ronaldo following his hat-trick against Spain in the opening game.

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"We must do everything to make it a less exceptional game for him".

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Ferenc Puskás' European goalscoring record in Portugal's match against Morocco at the 2018 World Cup.

Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio made a fantastic diving low save to touch clear Younes Belhanda's sharp header but Medhi Benatia's blazed effort over the bar was more typical of their finishing from half-a-dozen reasonable chances and they paid the ultimate price for their lack of a proven goalscorer. "Portugal have the capacity to do better than we played against Spain and I hope we can correct our mistakes".

"Especially with the goal, we think that Ronaldo fouls [Khalid] Boutaib who was closest to him, and this cost us".

Saudi Arabia, who have not won a World Cup game since their debut in 1994, have zero points, just like Egypt, who lost 3-1 to Russian Federation on Tuesday.

Luis Suarez marked his 100th worldwide cap by sending Uruguay into the last 16 of the World Cup as the striker benefited from some poor goalkeeping to eliminate Saudi Arabia with a 1-0 win.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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