Morocco displayed an excellent performance of football against Portugal, despite its 0-1 defeat and making an early exit from Russia 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the match with an early header in the fourth minute to give Portugal the lead and stacks up his World Cup goals to a total of seven, of them four in Russia.
The first half was dominated by the Moroccan team, as they kept the pressure in their attempts to find an equaliser and Portugal failed to create dangerous chances after the first goal.
Portugal?’s defence was overwhelmed by the Moroccan team in the second half as the Moroccans start off strong as they drive towards an equaliser.
Rui Patricio?’s super saves in the second half kept Portugal?’s net clean.
Moroccan fans were clearly heard cheering their team as they kept pressure, but it just wasn?’t their day, while the team desperately lacked a frontline attacker.
The Atlas Lions?’ hard-fought attempts to equalise during the match were their last chance to stay in the World Cup in their fifth participation. The match today at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow witnessed a full house with 78,011 fans attending the game and enthusiastically taking in all the action.
Portugal goes to lead Group B following its win today to stand with four points ahead of Iran and Spain?’s match later tonight to settle the scoreboard for the next stage.
Source: Kuwait News Agency