Cristiano Ronaldo makes more history as Portugal beats Morocco

World Cup 2018: Portugal v Morocco

World Cup 2018: Portugal v Morocco

The 33-year-old became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the tournament in his side's opening 3-3 draw with Spain, drawing level with Ferenc Puskas as Europe's most prolific worldwide goalscorer on 84 in the process.

The European champions took the lead in the fourth minute when Cristiano Ronaldo charged into the box to bury his header and become Europe's top global scorer with 85 goals.

With Spain and Portugal tying, Iran leads Group B after beating Morocco 1-0 in their opener.

With only four minutes on the clock, needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal, becoming the all-time leading European global goal-scorer as he surpassed Ferenc Puskás.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 51 career hat-tricks.

Luis Suarez is set to win his 100th Uruguay cap as he bids to make amends for past World Cup misdemeanours against a Saudi Arabia side still reeling from a thrashing in its opening fixture.

Portugal took all of four minutes to open the scoring against Spain in their opening game and although their Iberian rivals came back to earn a point, expect them to hold on if they are able to score early on in this game.

This is the World Cup 2018 match between Portugal and Morocco.

"We thought about what we did in the first game against Spain and we tried to rectify in training what we did not do so well, but there is no magic solution".

"I think we deserved a lot more".

A few Moroccan players caught they eye, but no one more so than Younes Belhanda, who looked risky against the Portuguese defenders. "We have to play a very hard game against Iran and we want to top the group", he added.

The Real Madrid star scored his fourth goal of the tournament as Fernando Santos' side picked up their first win from two outings and position themselves as the favourites to top their group.

Ronaldo's header in the fourth minute was his fourth goal at this year's tournament, and his 85th for his country.

Morocco's striker Mehdi Benatia also missed two golden opportunities to score.

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