1-0: Morocco Lost to Portugal after Spectacular Performance

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On Wednesday, Morocco took on Portugal at the World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium, and they were perhaps unlucky to lose 1-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo's side far from impressive.

The Atlas Lions wasted numerous chances to level, and saw two first-half penalty claims rejected by referee Mark Geiger, with VAR not used, much to the dismay of coach Herve Renard.

Also, his goal against Morocco took his tally to 85 for Portugal and also saw him break the record for most global goals scored by a European player.

Their first match, against Spain, ended in a wild 3-3 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick, but while Santos was pleased with some aspects of that game, he expects his team to improve in certain areas.

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Only Iran's Ali Daei has more on 109.

This is the World Cup, where the attractive game is showcased, and there is no place for attacks like this with kids watching from home.

U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro tweeted a couple hours after the game he was "proud to watch" Geiger referee Portugal vs. Morocco and represent US at the world's biggest sporting event.

Ronaldo's header in the fourth minute was his fourth goal at this year's tournament, and his 85th for his country. "We have to look at this, we lost control of the game", he said.

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However, Fabregas was keen to note: "We [Spain] won the World Cup and lost the first game to Switzerland, so anything can happen". I think that his skills and the professional way he plays mean that he will be the one who decides until when he wants to play.

During Wednesday's group stage match of this year's World Cup, Morocco's Medhi Benatia had some words for Portuguese defender Pepe.

'We were in the sauna and I started to shave and I left the goatee. For Portugal, a win today puts them in a good shape for qualification to the next round whilst Morocco must win today in order not to suffer the same fate as Egypt who virtually got kicked out yesterday.

Morocco, in their first finals appearance for 20 years, regrouped well and showed some real positivity in attack with Hakim Ziyech and Nordin Amrabat seeing plenty of the ball but Portugal generally defended well to limit the danger.

With both sides failing to win their opening Group B match, there was a tense atmosphere inside Luzhniki Stadium prior to kick-off.

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Morocco, who had a real go at the Luzhniki Stadium but failed to convert their chances, are pointless having also lost 1-0 to Iran and can not progress to the second round.

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