Ronaldo becomes Europe’s top scorer with strike against Morocco

Ronaldo becomes Europe’s top scorer with strike against Morocco

Ronaldo becomes Europe’s top scorer with strike against Morocco

Ronaldo's brilliant hat-trick earned Portugal a point against Spain in the first game but Morocco have to bounce back from defeat to Iran in opening match.

Luis Suarez marked his 100th worldwide cap by sending Uruguay into the last 16 of the World Cup as the striker benefited from some poor goalkeeping to eliminate Saudi Arabia with a 1-0 win.

Morocco was eliminated, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's only goal in the first-half which saw the Real Madrid ace overtake Ferenc Puskas as the record European global goalscorer.

Morocco went on to lose the game 1-0, becoming the first team to be eliminated from the worldwide tournament.

"I think we deserved a lot more". He could not get the ball up and over a solid wall of defenders on either occasion.

Amrabat was one of Morocco's better performers on an afternoon where they will feel they should have at least taken a draw from Fernando Santos' side.

Ronaldo's 85th global goal made him Europe's all-time leading worldwide goalscorer as he broke Hungary legend Ferens Puskas's 62-year-old record.

Amrabat and his Morocco team-mates were beaten for a second time in Russian Federation, having lost their World Cup opener against Iran to an injury-time own-goal.

The Real Madrid forward threatened a second soon after, swivelling on the edge of the area and scuffing just wide after a powerful run from left-back Raphael Guerreiro.

The second-half was a carbon copy of the first.

The story, however, was mostly the same has it hand been in the first half, with the African side controlling the game, getting into some good positions and then failing to breakdown Portugal's defense in the final third.

Mehdi Benatia forced a smart low save from Rui Patricio at a corner for Morocco, before Hakim Ziyach skipped his way into the Portugal area, his goal-bound effort blocked by an outstretched leg.

Portugal will tackle Iran in their final group game on June 25 in Saransk.

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