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Ronaldo scores as Portugal down Morocco

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knocked out from the tournament as Cristiano Ronaldo’s early header secured the full three points for .

Morocco started the game fiercely, however, Boutalib’s header just went wide.

Portugal managed to open the scoreline in the 5th minute, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful header found the back of the net.

Morocco came close to score the equalizer through Boutalib, but his header missed the net.

Six minutes before the halftime whistle, Ronaldo found Guedes in the box, but the young forward’s effort got saved by El Kajoui.

In the dying moments of the first half, Benatia missed a glorious chance as his final touch missed the net.

10 minutes into the second half, Morocco continued to push forward, but Patricio pulled an excellent save to block Belhanda’s excellent shot.

Just two minutes later, Belhanda came close to scoring this time with a powerdul header, but once again the Portuguese goalkeeper forced an great save to keep his team’s lead.

Minutes later, Morocco’s captain Benatia controlled a ball inside the box and unleashed a powerful shot that went over the bar.

Amrabat found the Ziyech on the right flank, however, the latter shot was blocked by pepe in the final moments of the game.

Following the loss, Morocco became officially the first team to officially get knocked out from the 2018 Fifa World Cup, while, Portugal top Group B table with four points.

Mohammed Salama is a 21-year-old who fell in love with football since Egypt's AFCON final match against Ivory Coast! Strangely enough an Al Ahly and Al Masry fan locally. In addition, he's a hardcore Bayern Munich supporter.

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