Full time analysis Morocco vs Portugal


It was a sad day for morroco as they crash out of the world cup. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth

goal of the 2018 World Cup 2018 but

his team were deeply fortunate to

secure three points against Group B

opponents Morocco in Moscow.

The Real Madrid striker headed

home a fourth-minute corner to give

his side the lead at the Luzhniki

Stadium, but the final score of 1-0

did not reflect the balance of play.

The result means Morocco are the

first team to be eliminated from this

year's tournament.

Morocco dominated for the majority

of the game, pushing their

opponents back into their own half

and a performance reminiscent of

their dour, but ultimately

victorious, Euro 2016 campaign.

Nordin Amrabat impressed in attack

for Morocco, and a superb save from

Rui Patricio after a Younes Belhanda

header helped keep Portugal ahead.

Juventus's Medhi Benatia also

spurned a good chance for Herve

Renard's side to pull level but

Portugal did enough to hold on for

the win, albeit without winning any

hearts and minds.