Portugal vs morroco Match Preview
Portugal face off against Morocco at
Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on
Wednesday in Group B's second
round of games.
Portugal will be looking to build on
the impressive performance which
secured them a valuable point
against favourites Spain in their
World Cup opener. Cristiano
Ronaldo once again showcased his
quality and importance to the
national side, scoring all three of
Portugal's goals in the 3-3 draw.
Morocco, on the other hand,
suffered late heartbreak against Iran
in their opening fixture of the
tournament. The Lions of the Atlas
were the better team for much of
the game, but Aziz Bouhaddouz's
unfortunate own goal seconds from
time meant they left Saint
Petersburg with no points.
Consequently, Hervé Renard's side
will need to beat Portugal in order
to stand a chance of progressing to
the next round.
Portugal and Morocco have met
once before back in the 1986 Mexico
The Moroccans were drawn into
Group F along with Poland, England
and Portugal and, unsurprisingly,
they weren't expected to last too
long in the competition.
Nevertheless, two impressive
performances against England and
Poland had secured them a
respectable two points, and they
headed into the game against
Portugal knowing that a victory
would guarantee them a place in the