Portugal vs morroco Match Preview


Venue:Moscow luzhniki

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

World Cup.

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

next round.