Portugal took a huge step closer towards qualification to the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Morocco, taking them top of Group B.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game to take his tally to four goals in the competition and the current top scorer in this years World Cup, other than own goals of course.

The first half was ignited in the fourth minute by that man Ronaldo. A short corner was whipped in by Joao Moutinho and met menacingly by CR7 who headed home from close range.

The great man is now Europe’s highest International goal scorer of all time with 85, and second in all behind Daei Ali of Iran, who has a mammoth 109.

Morocco reacted well after the goal and had half chances throughout the half, in which they were the better side in a 45 minutes of few chances.

The second half followed suit with Morocco being the team who pressed for the goal to draw them level but never quite found it.

Captain Mehdi Benatia came close to connecting at set pieces whilst Hakim Ziyech and Younes Belhanda were lively but the final product was lacking for the Africans.

Both sides showed a lack of quality, so Morocco will feel they deserved a point for their spoils as again a single goal was the difference for them.

Group B is far from being finished with Spain taking on Iran later today to add more drama to proceedings with La Roja needing nothing less than three points.

 

 

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