Rabat - Anyone that has been keeping up with the World Cup has without a doubt seen some exciting games thus far. Maybe you’ve won some money or lost some money along the way.
Rabat – Anyone that has been keeping up with the World Cup has without a doubt seen some exciting games thus far. Maybe you’ve won some money or lost some money along the way.
Whatever the situation is, there is a very good chance that spectators keep a close eye on the Morocco and Portugal game. In fact, this game was just one of the many upsets that most fans will see throughout the entirety of this tournament.
It was so mistaken that Morocco was the better team on the field and deserved much better than to be eliminated, but they just couldn’t pull out the win against the Portugal team.
With the one to zero loss the team was without a doubt heartbroken and they should be. It is no mistake that the first loss of the tournament is always a tough one, but this one was especially tough. How did this happen? Well, Portugal fans already know just how important Cristiano Ronaldo has been for their home team. And, it especially showed in this game. The game took place on a Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium and it was a fairly competitive one. Just four minutes into the game and Cristiano Ronaldo make history. While his performance might not have been as impressive as the one that he put on against Spain, it did make his fourth goal of the tournament thus far.
The goal marked his 85th in his career and it was a header nonetheless. With this goal Ronaldo truly made history as a European player. He passed Ferenc Puskas for most international goals and is not listed as the second highest international goal scorer of all time. He is just right behind Ali Daei, who holds the record with an impressive 109 international goals. Morocco certainly did their part to keep the game interesting and competitive, but they just didn’t have what it took, despite they were probably the better team. Morocco put out waves and waves of attack in attempts to score and they did come close, but the ball just wouldn’t seem to fall through. Younes Belhanda did come extremely close to tying the game, but a miraculous save by Rui Patricio was able to deflect the attempt. Both teams have used Five Channels and other avenues to boost their annual revenues.
The defender Mehdi Denatia even had a close attempt that went over the goal, but the most disappointing missed opportunity came from another attempt by Mehdi. He had a clear wide open shot and just happened to scoop it over the goal again. With this win behind them the challenges will not stop. Portugal will now face a familiar face when they battle Carlos Queiroz and the Iranian national gym. Despite their win it is safe to say that Portugal’s performance in the second half was not as impressive as the first, as they had to face some difficulties and left Rui Patricio to make some great save. The team will have to step up their game against the Iranian team if they want to advance.