Morocco Player Claims Referee Asked Pepe For Cristiano Ronaldo's Shirt

Tanya Cunningham
June 21, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's all-time leading worldwide scorer with 85 goals when he headed in Portugal's opening strike in their World Cup Group B match against Morocco today.

Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16.

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

"This is the World Cup, this isn't a circus". He could not get the ball up and over a solid wall of defenders on either occasion.

It was his 85th global goal, taking him beyond Hungarian Ferenc Puskas's European record, with only Iran's Ali Daei ahead of him on 109.

Herve Renard's side dominated the ball, with Hakim Ziyach and Younes Belhanda both showing some nice flashes of quality, but they were unable to carve open any clear-cut chances, settling instead for a few hopeful crosses in the direction of Khalid Boutaib.


They qualified for the finals without conceding a goal in six matches yet somehow opted against marking the most unsafe attacker at the tournament in the six yard box when Joao Moutinho swung in a cross from a short corner and Ronaldo duly buried the header.

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. Amrabat was furious at not being awarded a penalty after wrestling with Raphael Guerreiro.

Suarez tapped in midway through the first half after keeper Mohammed Al-Owais failed to grab the ball on a corner.

Just as we witnessed in several games throughout Euro2016, Portugal were the worse side on the day but walked away with all three points.

Morocco end their World Cup campaign against Spain on June 25, looking to sign out of Russian Federation with at least a goal to their name.

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