Ronaldo goal earns Portugal 1-0 victory over Morocco


Morocco's final game of the group stage is against Spain.

The five-time world player of the year bagged a sublime treble against Spain in the heat of Sochi on Friday in Russian Federation 2018´s stand-out match so far, the 51st of his glittering career. "We´re not dead", said midfielder Faycal Fajr, one of 17 foreign-born players in Morocco´s squad.

Ronaldo has shown he's on a mission this tournament, as he continues to try to carry Portugal.

Russian fans were elated as the World Cup hosts cruised past Egypt 3-1 in their second game in Group A, virtually booking a place in the knockout stages of the tournament. He described Morocco as a unsafe, experienced team with a strong defense and tactically savvy players.

The Real Madrid star blitzed a hat-trick as Portuga and Spain played out a 3-3 draw on Friday.

Portugal have met Wednesday's opponents, Morocco, at the World Cup before, losing 3-1 in the 1986 edition of the competition.

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Portuguese defender, Pepe has been speaking ahead of the game and he is full of praise for his Cristiano Ronaldo.

The most important thing for our team is for Cristiano Ronaldo to be well.

When does the FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-18 between Portugal vs Morocco start? "Portugal have the capacity to do better than we played against Spain and I hope we can correct our mistakes".

If you have cable or satellite then use the Fox Sports Go website or mobile app to login with your provider's credentials and access the Fox Sports 1 live stream for Portugal vs Morocco. A second loss for Morocco will all but eliminate them, while a Portugal loss will put them into a must-win scenario against Iran in a few days.

After an injury-time own goal against Iran, Morocco will have to pick themselves up and rally in time for the game, and Herve Renard's side can still draw some positives from the defeat. He is now the first Portugal player since José Torres in 1966 to net a goal with the right foot, left foot and with a head a well in a single World Cup tournament.

The goal was followed by end-to-end football as Morocco pushed forward trying to get back level.