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Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Ferenc Puskas as Portugal surge on in Russian Federation

Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Ferenc Puskas as Portugal surge on in Russian Federation”

They beat Portugal 3-1 in the group stage of the 1986 World Cup; it was Morocco's first ever win at the tournament and Portugal's only World Cup loss against African opposition.

Portugal's star man Ronaldo comes into the game in fine form following his hat-trick against Spain.

Morocco were the better side but failed to find a breakthrough and their best chances kept falling to Juventus defender Benatia.

Noureddine Arabat and Hakim Ziyach were particularly impressive as Morocco targeted Portugal down the flanks.

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Isco has praised interim Spain coach Fernando Hierro for having the wisdom not to make significant changes since taking the reins from the sacked Julen Lopetegui, as it aims to get its first World Cup win against Iran on Wednesday.

Morocco will have the chance to restore some pride by claiming a result from their final Group B game against Spain and will then head home disappointed not to have had more to show for two good displays in Russian Federation, while Portugal took a huge step towards the last 16.

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.

"Portugal have the capacity to do better than we played against Spain and I hope we can correct our mistakes".

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Portugal's final match in Group B is against Iran at Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Monday.

Another alternative to watch Morocco vs Portugal is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial. Their service includes Fox Sports 1, Fox and Telemundo (in most markets) so you can stream the game with English or Spanish commentary.

Here are the fixtures in full, a prediction for each and a look at how these two groups are looking ahead of another trio of absorbing games.

The Portugal captain met Joao Moutinho's cross to head home in the fourth minute at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, sealing a 1-0 win for the reigning European champions.

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Next up for Portugal is a clash with Morocco tomorrow afternoon, but who will start for them? With Spain also big favorites against Iran and Morocco, goal difference could make a difference in the standings.



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