Cristiano Ronaldo earns Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco’s hopes end

Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo

With only four minutes on the clock, needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal, becoming the all-time leading European global goal-scorer as he surpassed Ferenc Puskás.

Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's all-time leading scorer in worldwide football as he registered in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco at the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday afternoon.

The 33-year-old scored a first half header in four minute for Portugal against the Lions of the Atlas.

Next up for Ronaldo and Portugal will be Morocco, who will surely be facing elimination if they are defeated.

It was his 85th worldwide goal, taking him beyond Hungarian Ferenc Puskás European record, with only Iran's Ali Daei ahead of him on 109. Morocco dominated its opening match against Iran but lost 1-0 on an own-goal by forward Aziz Bouhaddouz in stoppage time.

Against Portugal, Morocco must earn at least one point before Spain plays Iran in Wednesday's late game in Kazan.

Morocco need to bounce back from their agonising defeat against Iran but Portugal and Ronaldo in particular pose Herve Renard´s men a monumental challenge at Moscow´s Luzhniki Stadium.

Here's how to watch Morocco vs. Portugal online. They're very good and have players who've been playing mostly in Europe.

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The game ended 1-0 in favour of Portugal as Morocco became the first nation to officially crash out of the FIFA World Cup.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations, as well as the graphic content of the violent attack, mean that we can not show you the footage but Pepe will do well to recover in time for their final group game against Iran on Monday.

Meanwhile, Portugal were just trying to waste time.

As for Morocco, they are facing the grim prospect of being eliminated after just their second group game should result fail to go their way by the end of the day.

Joao Mario takes the place of Bruno Fernandes in Portugal's midfield as coach Fernando Santos makes one change for Wednesday's Group B match against Morocco at the World Cup. With Spain also big favorites against Iran and Morocco, goal difference could make a difference in the standings.

He first gave Portugal the lead in the third minute, successfully converting from the penalty spot after Nacho was deemed to have brought him down inside the box.

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